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Church of St Edith

A Grade I Listed Building in Anwick, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.0414 / 53°2'28"N

Longitude: -0.3391 / 0°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 511451

OS Northings: 350635

OS Grid: TF114506

Mapcode National: GBR GRM.C2Y

Mapcode Global: WHGK1.RTP8

Plus Code: 9C5X2MR6+H9

Entry Name: Church of St Edith

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 192548

Location: Anwick, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG34

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

Civil Parish: Anwick

Built-Up Area: Anwick

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Anwick St Edith

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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(east side)
1/2 Church of
St. Edith
G.V. I

Parish church: Late C13, C14, restored 1859, chancel restored
1900, spire repaired after lightning strike in 1906, south aisle
restored 1915, nave re-roofed 1916. Limestone ashlar, some
coursed rubble. Westmorland slate and lead roofs. West tower,
nave, chancel, north and south aisles, south porch. Tower of 3
stages, chamfered plinth, gabled and crocketed set back
buttresses, moulded string course with animal heads to broach
spire. Spire has 3 tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions,
cupsed reticulated tracery, human head stops and foliate
terminals. In the belfry stage are 4 louvred 2 light bell
openings with cusped reticulated tracery. On the south side is a
single lancet with trefoil head, and to the west is a similar
window. C14 north aisle with chamfered plinth, gabled
buttresses, coped gables and a slate roof. To the west is a 2
light window with cusped reticulated tracery, ogee heads to the
lights and a wave moulded pointed head. To the north are 3
smaller similar windows and a late C13 doorway with engaged
shafted reveals, keeled moulded head and 2 orders of dogtoothing.
In the east wall is a 3 light window matching the rest. The
chancel has 2 tall C14 2 light windows, now with pointed and
moulded heads of the 1900 restoration. To the east is a large 5
light window with restored curvilinear tracery with cusped
mouchettes, a quatrefoil and trefoil heads to the lights. To the
south is a narrow priest's door, moulded reveals and moulded
pointed head, also a tall 2 light C14 window with quatrefoil to
the head. The south aisle matches the north with 3 two light
windows to the side and a 3 light window to the east. Gabled
C14 south porch, gabled set back buttresses, filleted double
shafted reveals, double wave moulded head. C14 south door
withslender filleted double shafted reveals, annular capitals and
richly moulded head, now minus its stops. Interior: 4 bay nave
arcades, the late C13 north arcade with quatrefoil filleted
shafts, hobnail annular capitals, chamfered and rolled arches
with dogtoothing and human head stops. The south arcade has
matching shafts but double wave moulded arches, hollow moulded
hoods and human head stops. Above the north arcade is a worn
wall painting of a seated human figure. The nave roof of 1916
has scalloped principals. C14 tower arch, filleted double
shafted reveals, double wave moulded head. Above is the hacked
back gable of an earlier nave roof. In the south aisle a pointed
single chamfered doorway to the rood loft. Chancel was restored
in 1900 and has a triple sedilia of that date with cusped headed
compartments and beyond a contemporary piscina. The elevated
altar has a marble reredos. Fittings: 1900 oak choir stalls and
pulpit, C19 pitch pine pews. In the tower a fine painted royal
arms of Queen Anne dated 1708. In the south aisle an impressive
though damaged C14 limestone carving of the Virgin and Child,
discovered in the blocking of the rood stair during the 1859
restoration; naturalistic drapery, fleurons to base, extensive
traces of red, green and blue paint. Plain C14 octagonal font
with double chamfered plinth to roll moulded octagonal stem.
There are also 3 sections of early C12 octagonal shafts, one with
a scalloped capital, perhaps from the belfry lights of an earlier
tower. Monuments: in the chancel a limestone wall plaque to
Elizabeth Everingham, d.1707, draped cartouche with cherub over
and epitaph panel beneath. Also an illegible painted scrolled
panel, dated 1745, with cherubs and roses. In the south aisle a
wall plaque to Gerard Gardiner, d.1742, debased Corinthian
columns supporting a segmental pediment with fluted keyblock,
cherub and flaming urn.

Listing NGR: TF1144950647

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