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Church of St Clement

A Grade I Listed Building in Rowston, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.0939 / 53°5'37"N

Longitude: -0.3826 / 0°22'57"W

OS Eastings: 508403

OS Northings: 356406

OS Grid: TF084564

Mapcode National: GBR GR0.03H

Mapcode Global: WHGJV.3H2J

Entry Name: Church of St Clement

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064293

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358300

Location: Rowston, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, LN4

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

Civil Parish: Rowston

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Rowston St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TF 05 NE (south side)

5/29 Church of St Clement


Parish Church. C12, C13, C15. Refitted 1741. Restored 1904. Coursed limestone
rubble with ashlar dressings. Lead nave roof, and plain tile asile and chancel
roofs. Ashlar coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. West tower, nave with
clerestory and north aisle, and chancel with north chantry chapel, now vestry.
Remarkably narrow west tower, of 3 stages, set back into the nave. West face has
single small chamfered pointed lancet with above a small mandala-shaped chamfered
window. Each face has a single shafted pointed bell opening, above a band, with
a corbel table above, topped by an octagonal crocketed spire with 2 sets of lucarnes
and four crocketed corner pinnacles. The west end of the north aisle has a 4-
centred arched doorway, with a chamfered quatrefoil window above. The north aisle
has a single shafted doorway with a segment head and plank door, and to the left
a single 3-light flat headed window with panel tracery in a deeply chamfered
surround. The clerestory has four, 3-light windows on the north and south sides,
each in a 4-centred, chamfered arched surround with cusped lights. Above a band
with gargoyles and battlements with corner pinnacles. The former chantry chapel
is also topped with battlements and the west wall has a single 4-centred arched
doorway. The north wall is blank. The east wall has a large 2-light chamfered
mullion window. The chancel has a chamfered ashlar plinth and eaves, the east wall
has 3 pointed lancets, the centre one taller, in chamfered surrounds and a moulded
cill band with animal stops. The south wall has 3 irregularly placed chamfered
lancets, and 2 small pieces of interlace buried in the walling. The nave south
wall, topped by clerestory windows, is much disturbed. To the east a single 2-light
pointed arch window with Y-tracery, then a buttress with set-offs, then a slightly
projecting heavily restored doorway. This doorway has a double pointed arched
surround, the outer arch deeply moulded with single shafts and plain capitals, the
inner arch chamfered and decorated with dogtooth. To the west a narrow buttress,
then a single chamfered lancet, and single chamfered fixed light. Interior: 4
bay, double chamfered, pointed arched north arcade with 3 piers, the first round,
the second a keeled quatrefoil, and the third, the same though with thin diagonal
shafts, each with moulded capitals and bases. The responds are corbelled. Heavily
restored double chamfered chancel arch with octagonal responds. Chamfered, pointed
tower arch with coved impost blocks, and at the base of the south side, a single
shaft 2 metres high with moulded capital and base. Small wooden screen. Over a
doorway in the tower a C12 tympanum, probably removed from the north door, decorated
with a central cross and other stylised motifs. Double chamfered chancel arch.
Octagonal C15 ashlar font with 8 foliate panels. Nave roof largely C15, restored
1904. Remaining roofsClg. Internal wooden porch. Wooden pulpit, pews and choir
stalls. In the chancel a large ornate alabaster wall tablet to Herbert i:Iacl(inder
and family, who largely paid for the 1904 restoration. Hatchment bearing the arms
of George II, commandment tables, creed and lord's prayer boards, from the 1741
refitting, now in the north aisle, originally placed over the chancel arch.

Listing NGR: TF0840056405

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