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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Pointon and Sempringham, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.8822 / 52°52'55"N

Longitude: -0.3571 / 0°21'25"W

OS Eastings: 510652

OS Northings: 332897

OS Grid: TF106328

Mapcode National: GBR GTK.6K1

Mapcode Global: WHGKT.HT5B

Plus Code: 9C4XVJJV+V5

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 30 October 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440280

Location: Pointon and Sempringham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG34

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Pointon and Sempringham

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Sempringham with Pointon

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TF 13 SW AND SEMPRINGHAM (north side)
5/171 Church of
St. Andrew
G.V. I

Parish church. c.1170, mid C14, c.1400, restored and chancel
rebuilt 1868-9 by Edward Browning. Uncoursed pale yellow
limestone rubble, coursed limestone rubble, limestone ashlar.
Plain tile and slate roofs with coped west gable with kneelers
and cross finial. Nave with north aisle and south porch,
crossing tower and apsidal chancel. C12 west front with moulded
plinth and flanking pilaster buttresses reaching up to string
course, with angle shaft on south buttress with cushion capital
with Caryatid figure above. Rubble wall beneath string course.
Pointed window above, restored in C19, with 3 pointed, cusped
lights and hood mould with ornate label stops. 2 human heads in
gable above. C12 north aisle to west with moulded plinth, rubble
walling reaching up to string course and pilaster angle buttress
with angle shaft with cushion capital. Mid C14 window restored
in C19, with triangular head, 2 cusped ogee headed lights, and
breaks through head of pointed fragmentary, blocked C12 window to
right. North side of north aisle rebuilt in 1868-9 and extended
to cover area of former north transept destroyed in 1788.
Regularly placed pilaster buttresses with moulded string course
and Lombardic-style corbel table. Doorway to right with semi-
circular head, continuous, roll moulded surround, hood mould and
plank door. Segmental relieving arch above. Small semi-circular
headed window to right with 3 similar windows to the left. East
end of north aisle with re-used pilaster buttress with angle
shaft with cushion capital, and small semi-circular headed
window. C12 crossing tower re-modelled in late C14 with clasping
pilaster buttresses, the south-east buttress containing a stair
turret with C19 narrow doorway with triangular head, chamfered
surround and plank door; 2 slit stair lights above, and 2
grotesque sculpted figures. Late C14 bell openings on all 4
sides, each with pointed head, 2 cusped, pointed lights,
mouchettes, hood mould and ornate label stops. Moulded eaves
with large corner gargoyles and central corbel heads supporting
angular shafts rising to base of central pinnacles. Battlements
with 8 ornate pinnacles. C19 apsidal chancel with plinth,
moulded string course and Lombardic style corbel table. 4
regularly placed windows, each a lancet with ornate flanking
shafts with stiff leaf capitals and hood moulds running into
string course. South side with segmental relieving arch.
Truncated south transept, destroyed in 1788, with blocked,
pointed archway with pointed window inserted with 2 pointed,
cusped lights, panel tracery, hood mould and re-used C14 label
stops. 2 plain roof corbels above and narrow rectangular light.
South side of C12 nave restored in C19. Moulded plinth and
Lombardic style corbel table. Single tall, narrow semi-circular
headed window to east with pilaster buttress to left. Mid C14
window to west with segmental head, 3 cusped ogee headed lights
and hood mould. Gabled C19 south porch built over pilaster
buttress to left. Plinth, corbel table and small semi-circular
headed windows in east and west walls, both with hood moulds
running into string course on either side. Round headed south
doorway with moulded head and single semi-circular jambs with
geometrically decorated scalloped capitals and glazed doors.
Porch interior with fine south doorway of c.1170 with 3 orders of
shafts with ornate foliate capitals including ribbed leaves,
beaded tendrils and incipient waterleaf. Roll moulded, chevron,
billet and incised scalloped semi-circular head, with hood mould
and ornate label stops. Early C13 door with ornate iron
scrollwork. Another C12 doorway re-set in west wall of porch
with semi-circular head with tympanum decorated with large fan of
scallops, outer orders with beaded ribbon, circle, and petal
decoration. Capitals supporting head with ornate, beaded scallop
decoration. Aisle to west of porch with pilaster buttresses
flanking tall, narrow semi-circular headed window, heightened in
Cl9. North arcade of nave of c.1170 of 4 bays. Responds with
clusters of keeled shafts. Round pier to west with cruciform
abaci and large rectangular pier to east with single keeled
shafts to north and south and pairs of small keeled shafts to
east and west; round pier beyond with plain scalloped capital.
Semi-circular moulded heads in 2 orders with string course above.
Easternmost arcade bay with fragmentary remains of red painted
decoration on soffit. Late C14 crossing arches to west, north,
east and south, all with semi-circular responds, polygonal
capitals and abaci and richly moulded, pointed heads. 3 eastern
windows of C19 chancel flanked by 6 slender shafts with shaft
rings and stiff leaf capitals, and ornate corbel table. C19
roofs. C19 pulpit with traceried panels. 10 ornate late C15
bench ends with rich traceried panels and large, beaded finials;
the design copied in C19 for remainder of pews. C15 octagonal
font with quatrefoil panels containing blank shields. Medieval
chest. Fragments on window ledge of north-west window of north
aisle include a gargoyle head, a C15 jug from burial ground and a
cresset stone with 7 hollows for holding oil and wicks. Another
octagonal font bowl with narrow roll mouldings at each corner.
North-west crossing pier with inscription in north side: "Sing
Prayses unto the Lord o Ye Sans of His 1581. N. Edone . Sperni.N
C.I.EER 6R" and a small carved panel below. In vestry at east
end of north aisle, 2 moulded C15 heads of window embedded in
wall and 2 fragments of Lombardic style corbel table. C16 wooden
altar table. White marble monument with coat of arms on apron to
John Hubbard, died 1783.

Listing NGR: TF1065132895

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