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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Roxby cum Risby, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.6416 / 53°38'29"N

Longitude: -0.6089 / 0°36'31"W

OS Eastings: 492065

OS Northings: 417019

OS Grid: SE920170

Mapcode National: GBR SV5B.ZB

Mapcode Global: WHGG0.MQ8N

Plus Code: 9C5XJ9RR+JC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440985

Location: Roxby cum Risby, North Lincolnshire, DN15

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Roxby cum Risby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Roxby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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5/9 Church of Saint Mary

Church. 12 tower with C14 west window, C14 nave arcades, aisles and
chancel. Tower repaired and top stage rebuilt 1704-7. Restorations of
1875, by James Fowler of Louth, included rebuilding north arcade, north
aisle and tower arch, new porch, organ chamber, floors, roofs and font.
Coursed limestone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings. Slate roof. West
tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch and 2-bay chancel with organ
chamber/vestry adjoining north side. 2-stage tower: chamfered plinth,
quoins. Tall first stage has square headed 2-light trefoiled west window
with stone above inscribed ROBERT RAMSEY, CHURCH WARDEN 1704. South side
has keyhole window below plain string course. Top stage has square-headed
twin round-arched belfry openings with ovolo mullions in chamfered reveals
beneath a low embattled ashlar parapet dated 1707 on south west corner.
North aisle and organ chamber have chamfered plinth and gabled buttresses
with finials. South aisle and chancel have moulded plinth and buttresses
with trefoiled gables, those to chancel with pinnacled gablets to the set-
offs. Aisles have square-headed windows of 2 trefoiled lights (one in south
aisle with sub-cusping and 2 in north aisle C19 replacements) and pointed 3-
light east windows with Curvilinear tracery, hoodmoulds and headstops; north
aisle east window now open to organ chamber. Chancel has 2-light north and
south windows similar to aisles, and a pointed 3-light east window with
Curvilinear tracery. Pointed chamfered priest's doorway on south side has
ogee-headed hoodmould with foliate finial and plank door with ornate iron
strap-hinges. Porch has chamfered plinth, angle buttresses, a pointed
moulded outer door and circular trefoiled side windows. Moulded pointed
inner door under ogee hoodmould with carved finial and head stops.
Interior. Tall pointed tower arch on shafted responds. Arcades have
double-chamfered pointed arches supported on octagonal piers with moulded
capitals and bases, those on north C19 replacements. South arcade capitals
have plain corbels projecting on south side. South aisle has a trefoiled
piscina and a C14 tall double-chamfered pointed-trefoiled tomb recess
containing a mutilated priest's effigy. Above is an empty niche with a
moulded corbelled base and a cusped and pinnacled ogee-arched head beneath a
pyramidal crocketed and pinnacled canopy flanked by buttress shafts.
Pointed moulded chancel arch of 2 orders on narrow octagonal responds with
plain moulded capitals and bases. Chancel has triangular-headed aumbry on
north side, and on south side a trefoiled piscina and ornate C13-14 double
sedilia with octagonal shafts with moulded capitals and bases supporting
sub-cusped, crocketed and finialed ogee arches flanked by octagonal shafts
with finials. C19 pointed arches to organ chamber. Polychrome encaustic
tiles in chancel. Two late C18-early C19 marble wall tablets in tower. N.
Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, p 345;
Drawing by C. Nattes, 1794, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: SE9206817017

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