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Church of St Mary and St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Ludford, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.3866 / 53°23'11"N

Longitude: -0.1963 / 0°11'46"W

OS Eastings: 520056

OS Northings: 389268

OS Grid: TF200892

Mapcode National: GBR WY28.9Q

Mapcode Global: WHHJP.Y4PL

Plus Code: 9C5X9RP3+JF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Peter

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Last Amended: 24 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195285

Location: Ludford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN8

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Ludford

Built-Up Area: Ludford

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Ludford Magna St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 28 NW
(north side)
6/33 Church of St Mary &
St Peter (formerly listed
as Church of St Mary,
Ludford Magna)

Parish church. 1864 by James Fowler in Early English Style.
Rockfaced ironstone, limestone ashlar dressings, banded slate
roofs. Nave, with western bellcote, transepts, chancel, south
porch, vestry. At the west end a large circular window set high
up, with geometric tracery, rounded moulded head and angle
shafts. To the gables is a single gabled bellcote with side
shafts and pointed arched openings. The north wall of the nave
has 3 paired lancets with trefoil heads, trefoils over and
moulded hoods. There is a similar window in the west wall of the
transept. In the transept north wall is a 3 light window again
with geometric tracery to the head. The east gable of the nave
has a facetted stack with moulded top and in the east wall of the
vestry is a 2 light window. The east window of the chancel is
of 3 lights with trefoil centre light and steeply arched side
lights with cusped heads. At the top of the window is a
traceried roundel, all in a moulded and pointed frame. In the
chancel south wall are gabled buttresses, a pair of 2 light
windows and a shouldered priest's door under a pitched slightly
advanced bay. There is a further 2 light window in the east side
of the transept and in the south wall a 3 light window with
intersecting tracery and cusping. The 2 nave windows match those
on the north side. All windows have concave moulded hoods with
floriate stops. The gabled south porch has a richly moulded
outer doorway with paired angle shafts having foliate capitals.
The doorway has an unusual trefoil head with foliate cusps to the
angles, an outer roll moulding and an inner order of dog
toothing. The porch has stone side benches. The pointed inner
doorway has a double roll moulded surround, concave moulded hood
with foliate stops and a chequered redbrick and ashlar flush
outer arch. Interior. The transept arches are polychromatic
with red and blue brick and ashlar voussoirs, foliate corbels and
dog tooth brick outer order and hood. Chancel arch has paired
collared columns to reveals, foliate hood and polychromatic
brickwork. In the nave a vesica shaped sunk panel records the
contribution of Edward Cooper, former vicar of the parish, to the
rebuilding of the church in 1864. In the north wall of the
chancel a single chamfered pointed arch with moulded brick hood
leads to the vestry. Further east is an elaborate gabled aumbry
with angle shafts. In the south wall is a doorway with stilted
arched head. The reredos is of ashlar, marble and mosaic. All
fittings are C19 including the panelled ashlar pulpit with
symbols of the evangelists and the delicate brass lectern. The
circular font bowl and moulded base are also C19, but the
clustered shafts of the middle section are C14.

Listing NGR: TF2005689268

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