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Church of St Andrew, Stainfield

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197219

OS Grid Reference: TF1119073208
OS Grid Coordinates: 511190, 373208
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2443, -0.3352

Location: Stainfield, Lincolnshire LN8 5JJ

Locality: Stainfield
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 5JJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Site of Medieval Nunnery, Post-Dissolution House and Gardens, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TF 17 SW
(south side)
5/51 Church of
30.11.66 St. Andrew
G.V. II*

Parish church. 1711, C19 by James Fowler. Red brick, Flemish
bond, coursed limestone rubble, limestone ashlar dressings.
Plain tile roof with stone coped gables with ornate C19 south
finial. North bell turret with lead covered ogee cap. North bell
tower, nave and chancel in one, orientated north to south instead
of west to east. Ashlar dressed brick plinth on north, south and
west sides. North front with small bell turret with square plan
breaking through north gable with broad kneelers. Round headed
narrow light set high up on north side and 2 slit lights on both
west and east sides set one above the other. Clock above on west
side. Moulded ashlar string course above with bell openings on
all 4 sides, each a single opening with chamfered ashlar surround
and round head. Projecting ashlar moulded eaves above and ogee
cap. North walls flanking tower with ashlar long and short
quoins. Single round openings flank tower, blocked with later
brickwork. Broad ashlar string course to west of tower only.
East side of coursed limestone rubble with no features. South
front with tall chimney on east corner and ashlar pilaster with
moulded abacus on west corner. C19 rectangular west window of 3
cusped ogee headed lights and hood mould. Broad ashlar string
course above. Ashlar sundial above. 3 bay west front with
slightly projecting central bay with ornate ashlar doorway with
scrolled broken pediment supported on ornate scrolled brackets.
Moulded doorcase with shouldered architrave and panelled doors.
Ashlar plaque above with cartouche inscribed 1711. Doorway
flanked by single round headed windows with moulded ashlar
architraves and raised keystones. Ashlar pilastered north-west
and south-west corners. Ashlar dressed parapet with central small
plinth supporting ornate C19 finial. Interior C19 porch. Early
C18 pews with carved bench ends with shell shaped finials.
Doorway in north end with panelled door. Above, a large
Commandment board with flanking ionic pilasters festooned with
fruit and leaves, segmental head with 2 round headed needlework
panels. C18 polygonal, panelled pulpit. C19 altar rail. C20
chair, lecturn and font. Helmet, gauntlets and sword said to
have belonged to the Wild Man of Stainfield who was murdered by
the Hardy Gang.

Listing NGR: TF1119073208

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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