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Church of Saint Denys

A Grade I Listed Building in North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.6402 / 53°38'24"N

Longitude: -0.2699 / 0°16'11"W

OS Eastings: 514481

OS Northings: 417357

OS Grid: TA144173

Mapcode National: GBR VVKB.CT

Mapcode Global: WHHH9.TRPQ

Plus Code: 9C5XJPRJ+33

Entry Name: Church of Saint Denys

Listing Date: 6 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165854

Location: North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, DN40

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: North Killingholme

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: North and South Killingholme St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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10/54 Church of Saint Denys

Parish church. C12 tower arch, C13 chancel with later C13 - C14 windows,
C14 nave arcades, aisles and lower stages to tower with C15 upper stage,
C16-C17 clerestory and windows to south aisle. Restorations of C18, 1847,
1868, 1889,1910, and 1926 included roofing nave and chancel, re-flooring,
raising chancel, new chancel arch. Ironstone and limestone ashlar tower,
partly rendered. Squared ironstone and limestone, rubble and brick to
aisles with ashlar dressings: rendered upper section to south aisle, brick
buttresses to north aisle. Pebbledashed nave clerestory.Chalk, flint and
limestone rubble to chancel with ironstone and limestone ashlar dressings
and rock-faced ashlar upper section. Brick, rubble and ashlar porch. Slate
roofs. West tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and 3-bay chancel.
3-stage tower: moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses with set-offs, moulded
string courses. 1st stage has pointed 2-light traceried west window, stair
lighting slit to south. 2nd stage has slit window to south, clockfaces to
south and west. Stepped-in 3rd stage has pointed 2-light traceried belfry
openings with hoodmoulds and headstops. Moulded cornice, coped parapet with
gargoyles and crocketed angle pinnacles. South aisle: quoins (one to west
with incised sundial), chamfered plinth, buttress to east; square-leaded 2-
light trefoiled window, two square-headed 2-light windows with plain
chamfered mullions, segmental arched 3-light trefoiled east window. North
aisle: chamfered plinth, quoins, cill band, C19-C20 brick buttresses.
Pointed hollow-chamfered door with hoodmould, 2 square-headed 3-light and
single 2-light trefoiled windows with C19 restored tracery, pointed 4-light
east window with reticulated tracery, hoodmould and headstops, pointed 3-
light west window with intersecting tracery. Carved head corbels and
shields to angles. Nave: segmental-pointed 3-light clerestory windows with
chamfered mullions in hollow-chamfered reveals. Chancel: moulded plinth,
quoins and cill band to east end. South side has round arched chamfered
door with hoodmould, pointed 3-light window with intersecting tracery,
hoodmould and headstops, and pointed 2-light window with geometric tracery
and hoodmould, both largely restored; 2 narrow east lancets. South porch:
quoins, brick to upper section, that to sides probably C15-C16; C18 round-
headed brick outer arch beneath restored pedimented gable, stone benches
inside, pointed moulded inner arch with restored oak door. Interior. Wide
Romanesque tower arch, 3 orders of shafts with scalloped capitals, square
abaci and roll mouldings. Line of earlier nave gable visible above. Nave
arcades of pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers and responds
with plain
moulded capitals and bases; traces of red paint to piers. Segmental-pointed
stoup with mutilated bowl beside north aisle door. Nave has chamfered
square-headed former rood-loft doorway. C19 pointed double-chamfered
chancel arch with squint to north side. Through-purlin aisle roofs probably
C18 or earlier. C13 font with cylindrical bowl on clustered ringed shafts
and round base. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England:
Lincolnshire, 1978, 326; Associated Architectural Societies Reports and
Papers, 1907, vol 29, pt 1, 75-6; Drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks
Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA1447617353

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