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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Coningsby, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1056 / 53°6'19"N

Longitude: -0.1756 / 0°10'31"W

OS Eastings: 522235

OS Northings: 358039

OS Grid: TF222580

Mapcode National: GBR HSD.BFS

Mapcode Global: WHHL2.86NK

Plus Code: 9C5X4R4F+6Q

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400401

Location: Coningsby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN4

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Coningsby

Built-Up Area: Coningsby Airfield

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Coningsby St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Description


TF 2258-2358 CONINGSBY HIGH STREET
(south side)

11/5 Church of
14.9.66 St. Michael

G.V. I


Parish church. C13, C14, C15, chancel rebuilt 1870 by T. C.
Hine. Limestone ashlar, squared and coursed limestone and
greenstone rubble, slate and lead roofs. Open western tower,
clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel with facetted sanctuary, south
porch. C14 ashlar 3 stage tower with moulded plinth, angle
buttreeses, embattled parapet to C15 belfry stage with gargoyles.
Belfry stage has triple cusped louvred lights with panelled
tracery with deeply moulded surrounds, in the 4 directions. In
the west wall a large circular unglazed sexlobe traceried light
with moulded surround. To the middle stage 2 small ogee headed
lights. In the side walls of the tower are tall moulded pointed
arched openings, presumably a processional route. In the middle
stage 2 further ogee headed lights. The tower has a ribbed vault
to circular bell opening. In the west wall of the nave is a
blocked tower doorway now contaning a smaller C14 door with
moulded surround and a contemporary circular window with 8 cusped
lobes. The greenstone north aisle has 2 and 3 light C14
reticulated windows. The north door is contemporary with moulded
head dying to the reveals. Unusual apparently C19 clerestory of
10 arched lights with rounded cills, arranged in pairs. C19
rockfaced limestone ashlar chancel in mid C13 style. East wall
of tower, painted clock face with single hand, the largest such
in the country. C15 south aisle in coursed limestone rubble with
plain parapet with 3 broad 3 light windows and one narrower, with
matching window in east wall, all having cusped heads, panel
tracery and cambered arches. 2 storey, C15 south porch with
continuously moulded pointed outer door with above a 3 light
window to the parvise and plain parapet. Side benches. Side
lights to upper stage. Inner doorway matches outer. Interior.
5 bay C13 nave arcades having double chamfered arches, hood
moulds with human head stops, one a woman with mouthstrap,
octagonal piers, responds and capitals, some with stiff leaf
carving. Blocked tower arch, double chamfered, containing
circular window, stained glass of 1871. C14 nave roof of 10 bays
with king post roof, arch braced struts, through and collar
purlins. C14 chancel arch with moulded pointed head, with triple
responds, annular and octagonal imposts. In the north aisle a 2
light C19 opening with marble central shaft and cinquefoil over.
In the south aisle a small C14 planked door with contemporary
closing ring and handle. On the south side of the chancel the
lower and upper doorways to the rood loft survive. The C19
chancel has a pointed organ loft opening on the north side with
marble shafts on corbels. The sanctuary windows have shafted
reveals and the roof over has radiating rafters. In the south
wall an ogee headed piscina. Fittings. The C19 chancel screen
incorporates part of the base of the medieval screen. C18
octagonal panelled pulpit on moulded stand. C18 dado panelling.
C14 octagonal font with waterholding moulded base and panelled
sides. 2 charity boards in the aisles. Monuments. Marble wall
plaque in chancel, in Greek taste to Mary and John Burnham,
d.1841.


Listing NGR: TF2223458041

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