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Latitude: 52.5637 / 52°33'49"N
Longitude: -0.7089 / 0°42'32"W
OS Eastings: 487612
OS Northings: 296992
OS Grid: SP876969
Mapcode National: GBR CSZ.7KW
Mapcode Global: WHGM6.2TPG
Plus Code: 9C4XH77R+FC
Entry Name: Church of St Andrew
Listing Date: 10 November 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1236656
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427719
Location: Lyddington, Rutland, LE15
Civil Parish: Lyddington
Built-Up Area: Lyddington
Traditional County: Rutland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland
Church of England Parish: Lyddington St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
LYDDINGTON CHURCH LANE
SP 8696-8796 SP 8697-8797
10.11.55 Church of St
Parish church. Early-mid C14 W tower and chancel; nave and aisles rebuilt late
C15; vestry added 1849; chancel restored and stripped of plaster 1889-90 by Ewan
Christian; nave restored at same date by J C Traylen; tower restored 1902.
Ironstone with pale limestone dressings, the tower ashlar, remainder semi-dressed
and coursed rubble. Lead roofs. W tower is of 4 stages with moulded plinth and
strings, restored embattled parapet and set back buttresses. Short broach spire
with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Paired 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber,
restored; single trefoil-headed lancets with hoodmoulds to stage below. W side
has 2-light window with ogee tracery and hoodmould, and fine moulded doorway with
2 shafts to each jamb and flanking and central finials. Nave has moulded parapet
and 5-bay clerestory of 3-light Perpendicular windows with cusped lights and
4-centred heads. Aisle windows are similar but taller and transomed. W bays of
aisles have doorways with 2-centred arches, blocked 1804. Aisles also have
moulded plinths and parapets and off-set and gabled buttresses. Rood stair
projects in angle between N aisle and chancel. Chancel has moulded plinth, sill
course and eaves, and 2 bays of 2-light Decorated windows with hoodmoulds and
carved head stops. S windows have flowing tracery. Large 4-light E window of
same type but with reticulated tracery. S side also has transomed low-side
window and small door with 2-centred arch. All chancel windows restored. Gabled
vestry projects to north.
Interior: Tower has brick vault with 2 medieval carved head corbels, door with
chamfered arch to stair, and blocked window with chamfered arch to nave. Tower
arch is 2-centred with 4 moulded and chamfered orders to nave. Traces of
original roof-line of nave above. 5-bay nave arcades with moulded arches on
piers with moulded caps and bases. Each pier has 4 shafts. Labels with carved
head stops. E end of nave retains fragments of C15 wall paintings with figure of
king on NE pier. C19 roof. Aisles have restored roofs on carved head stone
corbels. N aisle has rectangular niche adjacent to rood stair, and arched niche
of former stoup by blocked N door. Piscina with hacked arch and remains of C14
tracery in S aisle. Chancel arch is moulded on half shafts with moulded caps.
chancel is heavily restored with slender shafts and carved head label stops to
windows, raised floor and C19 roof. Aumbry in N wall; row of ogee arches over
piscina and triple sedilia in S wall. High up in each side wall are 5 holes for
Fittings: rectangular ironstone font with panelled sides, C20 stand and early C17
carved wooden cover; C15 wooden screen with painted flowers and traces of painted
saints on lower panels, open traceried upper panels and restored coving;
Communion rails dated 1635, remarkable in that they surround the altar on all
four sides; altar table of 1662; fragments of medieval glass in N window heads; E
window of 1870; C19 seating and pulpit.
Monuments: 2 stone coffin lids in tower; brasses in chancel to Sir Edward Watson
and wife 1520, and to Helyn Hardy 1486.
(Buildings of England, 1984, p 482-3.B Matthews, guide to St Andrew, Lyddington).
Listing NGR: SP8761296992
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