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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elsham, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5993 / 53°35'57"N

Longitude: -0.4352 / 0°26'6"W

OS Eastings: 503651

OS Northings: 412550

OS Grid: TA036125

Mapcode National: GBR TVDT.LH

Mapcode Global: WHGG9.9S0L

Plus Code: 9C5XHHX7+PW

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 6 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165922

Location: Elsham, North Lincolnshire, DN20

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Elsham

Built-Up Area: Elsham

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Elsham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TA 01 SW
(north side)
Church of All Saints
Parish church. Cll - C12 origins to tower, nave and chancel, with C13 - C14
north transept and alterations to tower, including west door. Restorations
of 1873/4 by W Scott Champion included extensive rebuilding of nave, chancel
and transept. Limestone and ironstone rubble and ashlar with limestone
ashlar dressings. Slate roof. West tower with west entrance, 3-bay nave
with single-bay north transept (now vestry) and 2-bay chancel. 2-stage
tower: large diagonal off-set buttresses, chamfered plinth. Very fine door
has pointed arch of 4 orders with fillet mouldings on 5 orders of filleted
shafts with naturalistic foliate capitals, hood-mould and headstops; string
course above. Buttresses flanking door each have recessed C13 carved relief
panels, that to right with angel and 5 naked figures, that to left also with
figures but much weathered. North and south lancets to first-stage. String
course cut by pointed 2-light west window with C19 geometrical tracery,
original hood-mould and headstops. 1896 clockface above. Square-headed 2-
light belfry openings containing C19 pierced ashlar tablets. Moulded
string-course, coped parapet. Low pyramidal spire with wrought-iron finial.
Nave: south side has restored lancet and C19 pointed 2-light windows with
curvilinear tracery, hood-moulds and mainly original headstops. Pointed 2-
light north window with C19 geometrical tracery, original hood-mould and
headstops. Transept: C19 pointed chamfered north door with square-headed
traceried single-light window and pedimented coped gable above; C14 square-
headed 2-light trefoiled east and west windows; re-used Romanesque moulded
stone in north wall. Chancel: round-arched chamfered north door with plain
hood-mould and carved stops; restored pointed 2-light windows with C19
tracery, hood-moulds and headstops, some of the latter original. String
course and coped parapet throughout. Interior. Small round-headed tower
arch with roll moulding and restored imposts; small blocked basket-arched
opening above with chamfered jambs. Former opening to transept has double-
chamfered segmental arch, chamfered jambs and plain imposts. Pointed
piscina to south side of chancel. C19 fittings. Former medieval font in
tower with plain octagonal bowl and cylindrical shaft.
N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England : Lincolnshire, 1978,
p 232-3; drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA0365112550

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