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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholm, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.0706 / 53°4'14"N

Longitude: -0.4125 / 0°24'44"W

OS Eastings: 506461

OS Northings: 353776

OS Grid: TF064537

Mapcode National: GBR FPT.JK1

Mapcode Global: WHGK0.M2ST

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261473

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437442

Location: Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, LN4

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

Civil Parish: Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholm

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Bloxholme St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TF 05 SE AND BLOXHOLM (west side)

Church of St Mary
Parish church. c1300, C15, remodelled 1812 for George Manners of Bloxholm Hall.
Coursed limestone rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs,
with C19 ashlar coped gables with kneelers. Ashlar quoins and chamfered plinth.
West lower, nave, clerestory, aisles, chancel and south porch. 3 stage tower,
slightly set back into the nave, has a deeply moulded plinth and angle buttresses
with set offs. The west face has a single pointed arched, 2 light Y tracery
window in a deeply chamfered surround with hood mould. Above a large circular
bronze clock face. The lower 2 stages of the north and south faces are blank.
Above a moulded band to the third stage, with a single 2 light pointed arched,
panel tracery bell opening to each face, and above another moulded band with
corner gargoyles and fretted battlements with crocketed corner pinnacles. The
north aisle west wall, has a single pointed lancet in a chamfered surround,
the 3 bay north wall has a single large and three small buttresses, and a central
segment headed doorway in chamfered surround with plank door. Either side single
3 light, segment headed flowing tracery windows in moulded chamfered surrounds
with hood moulds. The east wall has a single 2 light pointed arched window
in a chamfered surround. The chancel has diagonal buttresses with set offs,
and a single 3 light, pointed arched east window with cusped intersecting
tracery, in a chamfered surround with a hood mould. The clerestory has
3 pointed, 4 centred arched windows, to both north and south, each 2 light with
panel tracery in chamfered surrounds with hood moulds. The south aisle has
to the east a 2 light, pointed arched window in a chamfered surround, and to
the south a central gabled porch, with a 3 light segment headed flowing tracery
window in a moulded chamfered surround to the east, and to the west a 3 light,
flat headed panel tracery window in a chamfered surround with a hood. The porch
has diagonal buttresses with set offs, a moulded plinth, moulded eaves band
and a parapet. The unusual 4 centred arched opening has a roll moulded arch,
with above the coat of arms of George Manners, dated 1813 in coade stone. The
inner doorway, has a 4 centred arch, with Gothic tracery, double doors.
Interior: Has 2½ bay nave arcades, because the tower is built into the western
bay, with double chamfered arches, octagonal piers and responds, the north arcade
responds are keeled, the capitals and bases are moulded, those on the south
have benches. The arch is double chamfered, with shaft responds,
moulded capitals and bases. The tower arch is double chamfered. The nave and
chancel have plaster quatropartite vaults, added for General Manners, supported
on shafted corbels. Octagonal C15 bowl and stem font, with cusped decorative
panels. Aumbry in chancel with crocketed ogee arch. Oak benches, pulpit, choir
stalls and altar rail c1900. Wall tablet in south aisle to Danial Mackinnon
1825 and another in the north aisle to George Wade 1807. Plaque in the tower
commemorates the gift of the clock in 1887 by Lt Col Ellis of Bloxholm Hall,
and in the floor a coffin lid to Robert Glaisierr. 1652.

Listing NGR: TF0646153776

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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