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Church of St Clement, Fiskerton

Description: Church of St Clement

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197197

OS Grid Reference: TF0482571986
OS Grid Coordinates: 504825, 371986
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2346, -0.4309

Location: High Street, Fiskerton, Lincolnshire LN3 4ES

Locality: Fiskerton
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN3 4ES

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Listing Text

TF 07 SW
(south side)
3/30 Church of
St. Clement
G.V. I

Parish church. Cll, C12, C13, C14, C15, C17, restored 1863 by
Ewan Christian. Limestone ashlar, coursed limestone rubble.
Lead roofs with ashlar coped east gable with cross finial, and
ashlar battlemented east nave gable with pinnacles and cross
finial. West tower, nave with north and south aisles,
rectangular chancel. Possibly Cll round west tower encased in
ashlar and raised in C14. C14 moulded plinth and string course
and large 2 stage clasping buttresses, each 4 sides of a hexagon
reaching up to bell stage. North-east buttress containing stair
turret with 3 slit lights. Convex walls between buttresses at
first stage level, with large, convex, pointed west window of 3
cusped ogee headed lights with vertical tracery above, hood mould
and head label stops. Moulded string course above and small
pointed window, restored in C19, with 2 pointed cusped lights,
vertical tracery and hood mould. Clock above. Bell openings on
all 4 sides, each pointed with 2 cusped ogee headed lights,
mullions flanking quatrefoil above, hood mould and head label
stops. Large corbel heads above apex of bell openings supporting
broad angular shaft running up to plinth of pinnacle in centre of
each side. Moulded eaves with large corner gargoyles,
battlements and 8 ornate pinnacles. Late C12 north aisle with
plain plinth and small pointed west window with hood mould.
North side with small, deeply splayed rectangular window set high
up to west of late C12 doorway partially restored in C19.
Doorway with round, roll moulded head with chamfered inner order,
single flanking shafts with stiff-leaf capitals, tympanum, hood
mould, label stops and plank door. Head at apex of door. 2
tall, rectangular early C14 windows to east each of 2 cusped ogee
headed lights and rectangular hood mould. East end of north aisle
with rectangular window of 3 cusped ogee headed lights and
rectangular hood mould. C15 clerestorey with 3 windows each with
4 centred head, 3 cusped pointed lights, hood mould and large
head label stops. Moulded eaves with 2 large gargoyles and
projecting corner gargoyle. North side of chancel with parapet
and 3 stage diagonal buttress. Large C14 east window with
segmental head, 5 cusped ogee headed lights and reticulated
tracery restored in C19, hood mould and head label stops. 2
stage south-east buttress. South side of chancel with parapet.
C14 south aisle heavily restored in C19. Plinth. Rectangular
east window of 3 ogee headed cusped lights, reticulated tracery,
hood mould and C19 block label stops. South side with
rectangular C14 window to east, with 3 ogee headed cusped lights,
hood mould and C19 block label stops. 2 stage buttress with
moulded plinth. Large C19 pointed, plate traceried window to
west, with 3 trefoil headed lights and cusped oculus above. 2
stage buttress to west with moulded plinth. Pointed early C13
doorway to west with roll moulded head, chamfered inner
rectangular jambs, moulded imposts, outer single shafts with
stiff leaf capitals and plank door. West end of south aisle with
large 5 petalled plate tracery window. C15 clerestorey with 3
windows each with four centred head, 3 pointed cusped lights,
hood mould and large head label stops. Moulded eaves with 2
large gargoyles, battlements above. Interior of tower apsidal
with small doorway with 4 centred head, broad chamfered surround
and plank door, to north. C14 tower arch with pointed, double
chamfered head dying into rectangular jambs chamfered to east and
west. Mid C12 north arcade of 2 bays with round moulded heads
with double billeted outer order, single round pier and semi-
circular responds. Scalloped capitals of various designs. Mid
C13 south arcade restored in C19 with pointed, double chamfered
heads, a cluster of 4 columns around central concave pier with
rich foliate capitals and octagonal abacus. Corbel responds with
heads supporting foliate capitals. Large head corbels support
late C17 roof. Early C13 chancel arch with pointed double
chamfered head, with keeled inner order, and ornate C19 corbels.
North arcade of chancel with 2 mid C12 bays heavily restored in
C19. Plain round heads with central round pier with scalloped
capital, plain moulded responds with moulded imposts. Remnants
of springing of rib vault on north side of arcade above pier.
Early C13 single bay south arcade of chancel possibly re-set in
C19, with pointed, double chamfered head, polygonal responds with
stiff leaf east capital and waterleaf west capital. Ornate C19
piscina in south wall of chancel. Ornate late C12 string course
running under east window of south aisle with beaded scallops and
flowerheads, possibly re-set in C19. North aisle vestry with 4
capitals re-set in walls, 2 with beaded late C12 Canterburyesque
foliage, single late C12 capital with crude leaves and grapes
and single mid C13 Lincolnesque foliated capital. South aisle
with early C14 tomb recess, possibly re-set in C19, with richly
moulded ogee head, flanking shafts failing to meet corbel heads
above, plain flanking pinnacles and central finial. Early C13
square font supported on central shaft with 4 narrower detached
shafts, beaded ornament at corners. Brass of priest in south
aisle, possibly of Thomas Dalyson, rector of Fiskerton in C15,
with cope with oak-leaf motif. C17 painting in south aisle of
Madonna and Child by Carlo Dolci. C19 pulpit, lecturn, altar
rail, screens, pews and reredos. 6 early C14 bench ends with
flat tops and simple tracery decoration. North side of north
pier of chancel arch with 3 steps leading up to blocked doorway
leading to former rood screen. Various C18 gravestones re-set to
rear of nave.

Listing NGR: TF0482271984

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Source: English Heritage

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