History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Guthlac

A Grade I Listed Building in Fishtoft, Lincolnshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.9629 / 52°57'46"N

Longitude: 0.0301 / 0°1'48"E

OS Eastings: 536448

OS Northings: 342545

OS Grid: TF364425

Mapcode National: GBR KY2.8FF

Mapcode Global: WHHLR.FSKF

Entry Name: Church of St Guthlac

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191938

Location: Fishtoft, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21

County: Lincolnshire

District: Boston

Civil Parish: Fishtoft

Built-Up Area: Fishtoft

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Fishtoft St Guthlac

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(east side)

12/23 Church of
St. Guthlac

G.V. I

Parish church. C12, late C13, C14, C15, 1853 restoration and
vestry addition. Limestone ashlar, some render, lead and
decorative tiled roofs. Clerestoried nave, aisles, western
tower, chancel, south porch, vestry. 3 stage C15 tower with
moulded plinth, 2 string courses, embattled parapet and stepped
corner buttresses with blank shields. Belfry stage has single
louvred openings with hollow chamfered surrounds. Middle stage
single 2 light windows with quatrefoils and trefoil heads. On
the south side a grotesque pig mask on a common wall stone. to
the west a continuously moulded door surround with hood having
human head stops. Above a 4 light window with brattished transom
and hollow chamfered surround. Above again is a niche containing
a carving of a saint beneath a crocketed canopy. C15 north aisle
having large 3 light windows, triangular headed to the west, all
with panel tracery, also a continuously moulded triangular headed
doorway. Clerestory of 5 matching 3 light windows. To the north
east angle of the nave is a stair turret with short spire and
crocket. C12 rendered chancel with pilaster buttresses, now with
C15 parapet. In the north wall a single round headed C12 light
is flanked by single C15 3 light windows with panel tracery. In
the east wall of the C19 vestry is a further reset C12 window.
Splendid late C13 east window of 5 lights having 3 geometric
circular panels to the head. On the south side are 2 C15 windows
and a C12 shafted doorway with scalloped capitals and chamfered
reveals, with immediately above a tall late C13 lancet with
moulded hood. In the parapet a section of C12 carving with 3
small round heads. In the east wall of the south aisle can be
seen a blocked pointed doorway. C15 south aisle with 3 three
light C15 windows, with panel tracery,one with triangular head.
Clerestory matches the north. Gabled C19 south porch, octagonal
reveals and single chamfered arch. Beyond is a blocked window
and to the west is a further C15 3 light window. C14 inner
doorway, continuously moulded. Interior. 5 bay nave arcades,
with C14 quatrefoil filleted shafts, having contemporary annular
capitals on the south, but C15 chamfered capitals to the north.
Both sides have double chamfered arches. Tall C15 recessed
tower arch, now with chamfered corbels. C15 double chamfered
chancel arch with octagonal reveals and chamfered capitals. On
the north side are 2 blocked doorways to the rood loft. In the
east wall of the south aisle is a blocked doorway with moulded
reveals. In the north aisle are many fragments of round headed
blank niches, probably from a scalloped corbel table. C15 nave
and aisle roofs having reduced crown posts, moulded principals
and ties resting on corbels with blank shields. Gilded angels
and grotesque heads at the intersections. In the chancel, the
rear arches of 2 further C12 windows can be seen in the north
wall and late C13 Y traceried aumbry. On the south a C19
triangular headed piscina. Behind the altar a C12 round headed
reliquary cupboard. C15 roof matches the nave, but has a
brattished wall plate. Fittings. C15 fine oak chancel screen of
5 bays, the middle wider, and originally with doors. Brattished
top, panel tracery with crocketed ogees. Donor and wife
represented on central ogee. Restored C15 pulpit, octagonal,
having moulded cornice, and crocketed ogees to the traceried
panels. Good C15 octagonal font with elaborate traceried panels
to bowl and stem, on double stepped plinth. Also part of a C14
font of the former St. Michael's Chapel, Fenne. At the west end
of the nave, on the roof truss, a royal coat of arms in cast
metal. 2 commandment boards on east wall of nave. Monuments.
In chancel 2 mid C19 marble wall plaques in the Greek taste.

Listing NGR: TF3644542544

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.