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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Thoresway, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.4536 / 53°27'12"N

Longitude: -0.2446 / 0°14'40"W

OS Eastings: 516662

OS Northings: 396638

OS Grid: TF166966

Mapcode National: GBR VXQH.VP

Mapcode Global: WHHJ9.6GS8

Plus Code: 9C5XFQ34+C5

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196415

Location: Thoresway, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN8

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Thoresway

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Thoresway St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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1.11.66. II

Parish Church. C12, C13, mostly rebuilt 1879-86 by James Fowler.
Coursed ironstone rubble, limestone ashlar dressings, slate roofs
with decorative ridge tiles, wooden bell turret. Bell turret,
nave with north and south aisles, north porch, rectangular
chancel, north vestry. C19 west front, re-using part of C12
tower arch. Ashlar dressed plinth, 2 stage buttresses where the
aisles meet the main vessel and C12 central round headed blind
archway with large impost blocks with inserted, round headed
lights. Above, an oculus set within a small blind round headed
opening, and hoodmould. Coped gable above, with finial. West
front of aisles flush with main vessel, each with single pointed
light set within ornate cusped and finialled ogee moulding.
Wooden bell turret with pyramidal roof with weathervane. West
side of C19 north porch has moulded plinth and eaves, a round
headed light and clasping buttress. Round headed doorway to
north with rectangular jambs, grooved imposts and limestone
hoodmould. Coped gable with finial above. East corner clasped
by buttress. East side of porch has moulded plinth, eaves and
single round headed light. Porch interior flanked by stone
benches with late C12 round headed double chamfered doorway with
inner rectangular jambs and outer C19 circular jambs with shaft
rings, moulded bases and stiff leaf capitals. Plank door. North
aisle proper has ashlar dressed plinth with rectangular window of
2 cusped ogee lights with hoodmould. 2 stage buttress to east
with rectangular window of 3 cusped ogee lights and with
hoodmould beyond. 2 stage buttress to east. Low plain
clerestorey with tall ashlar chimney to east on rubble plinth.
North side of vestry has ashlar dressed plinth and eaves and a
rectangular window with 2 Caernarvon headed lights. East end of
vestry has pointed doorway with hoodmould and plank door. Angle
buttress on north east corner of 2 stages. Ashlar dressed
plinth continues round C19 chancel. East end has stringcourse
that rises to run beneath pointed 3 light east window with
hoodmould and head and floral label stops. Coped gable with
finial above. 2 stage angle buttress on south east corner.
Stringcourse runs under south aisle window of 2 pointed lights
with hoodmould and label stops, 2 stage buttress to west with
another similar window beyond. Nave's south aisle has moulded
plinth and eaves, and 3 rectangular windows, that to east of 4
cusped ogee lights, the 2 to the west, each of 2 cusped ogee
lights, all with hoodmoulds. Windows alternate with 2 stage
buttresses. Plain, low clerestorey. Interior west end has
blocked remnants of C12 round headed tower arch with large
imposts. Late C13 north and south arcades each of 3 bays with
double chamfered pointed arches, octagonal piers and polygonal
responds with octagonal capitals. Some bases and plinths by
Fowler. C13 chancel arch heavily restored in C19. Bases and
first few feet of polygonal responds are C13 the remainder with
beaded capitals, C19. C13 double chamfered pointed arch above.
to contain organ, with small door to vestry beyond with hoodmould
running into that of arch to west. Further east, a cusped aumbry
with hoodmould. South side of chancel has seat set into wall
under south-east window. East window flanked internally by nook
shafts to with stiff leaf capitals, hoodmould and head label
stops. C19 roofs, and encaustic tiles throughout. C19 pulpits,
lecturn and pews. 2 C19 monuments. C12 octagonal stone font
with quatrefoils scored on octagonal support. 3 re-set C14
gravestones, 2 decorated with ornate crosses, in north aisle of

Listing NGR: TF1666296638

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