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Description: Church of St Swithin
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242167
OS Grid Reference: SK6791957607
OS Grid Coordinates: 467919, 357607
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1113, -0.9868
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SK 65 NE KIRKLINGTON NEWARK ROAD
Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C17, early C19, restored 1873-4,
interior restored 1892, C20. Ashlar, dressed coursed rubble,
red brick, some render. Slate roofs. Coped east nave and east
chancel with single ridge cross to east chancel. Buttressed.
Tower, nave, south porch, south vestry and chancel. C17 tower in
the main of brick. Set on a chamfered plinth, buttressed with
single diagonal buttress to the north of 2 stages with band,
embattled with single crocketed pinnacles at the angles. The
west side has a blocked double chamfered arched brick doorway.
Above is a single C17 window with 3 arched ights under a flat
arch and Tudor hood mould, all in rendered surround. Over is a
single arched light with rendered surround. The north side has a
single small rectangular light. Projecting from the south side
is a brick and dressed coursed rubble lean-to with brick roof and
dogtooth eaves. Rising from the right side of this is a large
stair turret with 2 rectangular lights and sundial to the south
side and single similar light to the east. Projecting from the
lean-to is a further brick and slate lean-to. The 4 bell
chamber openings each have a single pair of arched lights in
rendered surround. Over is the early C19 stage with, on each
side, a single large quatrefoil opening in rendered surround.
Under the north bell chamber is a single clock face. The north
nave is set on a deep chamfered plinth, being rendered above with
brick and ashlar buttresses. Pointed chamfered arched C13
doorway with hoodmould and human head label stops. To the left
are 2 arched C19 3 light windows with cusped tracery, hood mould
and label stops. The chancel, rebuilt 1873-4 is set on a shallow
chamfered plinth. The north wall has 2 arched C19 2 light
windows with cusped tracery, hood mould and label stops. The
east wall has a single arched 4 light C15 window with cusped
panel tracery. Adjacent to this wall are 15 C18 and C19
headstones. The south wall has a single arched restored C14 3
light window with cusped tracery, hood mould and label stops. To
the left is a C20 projecting vestry with coped gable and
kneelers. The south wall of this has a crudely carved C12
lintel, above is a single rectangular light. The south nave is
set on a deep chamfered plinth, being rendered above with brick
and ashlar buttresses. 2 arched C19 3 light windows with cusped
tracery, hood mould and label stops. Adjacent the east bay of
this wall are 3 C17 and C18 headstones. The rendered C13 porch
with coped gable is set on a deep chamfered plinth. Unmoulded
arched entrance with hood mould and human head label stops.
Inner C12 chamfered arched doorway with C17 panelled door.
Interior. Triple chamfered brick tower arch with wood and
stained glass screen. Either side are single small chamfered
arched brick doorways with ashlar hinge and lock blocks. Double
chamfered chancel arch, the inner chamfer supported on moulded
capitals in turn on segments of circular responds supported on
corbels. Chamfered chancel/vestry arch. Octagonal ashlar C12
font, each panel decorated with a 3 bay blind intersecting arcade
supported on dwarf shafts and with a band of diaper under. The
remaining furniture C19 with an ashlar pulpit. In the south
chancel is a C17 monument comprising an oval inscription plaque
with floral surround supported on 2 angels' heads in turn
supported on a skull. The plaque is surmounted by a shield. In
the north chancel is a tablet to Frank Sotheron, 1839. The east
window is by Ward Hughes, London, 1896.
Listing NGR: SK6791957607
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Source: English Heritage
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