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HER Number:1036
Type of record:Building


Church of St Peter, Bottesford

Grid Reference:SE 899 070
Map Sheet:SE80NE
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Monument Types

  • ANGLICAN CHURCH (MED:C13,C15,C16/PM:C16,C17,C19, Medieval to Post Medieval - 1200 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building (I) 1083014: CHURCH OF ST PETER AD VINCULA

Associated Finds - None

Associated Events - None

Full description

2/1 Church of St Peter Ad Vincula
6.11.67 GV I
Church. Largely C13 with C15-C16 tower parapet and buttresses. Restorations to tower 1630, and to remainder C19, including chancel and south transept 1857-64, with chancel roof by S S Teulon. Nave roof raised 1956. Ironstone and limestone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings. Lead roof to nave aisles, otherwise slate. Cruciform plan: west tower, 3-bay aisled nave with north and south porches, transepts and 3-bay chancel. 2-stage tower has angle buttresses, needle lancers to first stage, narrow stairway lighting slits on south side, stringcourse, pointed 2-light belfry openings with quatrefoil over, corbel table, gargoyles and coped embattled parapet with crocketed finials. Plinth and cill band to nave, transepts, chancel; quoins to chancel and transepts. Nave south aisle has pointed 3-light windows with C19 intersecting tracery, North aisle has square- headed 3-light windows with largely C19 Perpendicular tracery, dripmoulds and headstops. Nave clerestory has alternate circular windows and lancets with dripmoulds and carved stops. South porch has pointed double-chamfered outer arch with inner order on moulded corbels. Pointed inner arch of 3 chamfered orders with nook shafts. North porch has ashlar front and re- set early C12 round-headed chamfered arch with nailhead dripmould. Pointed double-chamfered inner arch with moulded imposts. South transept: south wall, rebuilt in C19, has 2 needle-lancets with circular window above; single lancets to sides. North transept: north wall has 3 stepped needle- lancets with circular window above; 3 lancets to east side, 1 to west. Chancel has needle-lancets with dripmoulds. East wall, rebuilt 1857, has stepped east lancets with string-course, 2 round-headed windows and circular window above. Chancel and transept north and south walls have nailhead dripmoulds and carved stops, mostly whorls. Interior: nave arcades of pointed double-chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with engaged shafts, moulded capitals and mostly water-holding bases, some probably re-cut. The south piers have high circular plinths, round abaci and C19 shaft rings, the north piers octagonal plinths. Tall double-chamfered tower arch, the inner order supported on corbels, with dripmould and headstops. Double-chamfered chancel arch on shafted responds, on west side of crossing, with a Cl9 low pointed arch above. Double-chamfered transept arches, those to north on shafted responds, to south with inner order on moulded corbels: arches from chancel have pointed chamfered openings above. North transept, known as Morley Chapel, has a trefoil-headed piscina with projecting bowl on a a filleted shaft and moulded octagonal base. Chancel has moulded cill band and nook shafts to all lancets, those on south side keeled, those at east end filleted. Linked dripmoulds to side windows, nailhead dripmoulds to east windows and upper transept arches; whorl-stops throughout. All lancets and circular windows are deeply-splayed. Wooden chancel roof supportcd on wall shafts. South wall of chancel has sedilia with pointed moulded arches on shafts and responds with moulded capitals and bases, and double piscina with pointed moulded arches on filleted responds. East end has aumbry with double pointed arches and square dividing shaft rebated for doors. North wall has aumbry with double pointed arches and plank doors under nailhead dripmoulds. Fittings include moulded octagonal pulpit base with stone steps in north aisle. C19 font on earlier circular base. Single table tombs in each transept, that in north with mensa slab on top and C17(?) tablet recording burial of Morleys arid Holmes of Holme Hall, that in south with gravestone recording burials of Healey family in 1677 and 1717. N Pevsner and J harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, pp 194-5.
Listing NGR: SE8994507022 [1]

St. Peter's Church, Early English, Decorated, Transitional, Perpendicular, chancel rebuilt 1630. Restoration 1870 revealed 2 Saxon sun dials. Churchyard cross-base and portion of shaft. (Pevsner 1964, 194-5; SMI). [2]

A photograph of the church was taken in the early 1980s and published in a booklet produced by Glanford Borough Council [3]

Slide taken in 1989. [4]

There is an Ordnance Survey triangulation point on the church tower. [5]

The appendix of a book edited by Edward Peacock in 1866 includes a transcription of an inventory of bells and church plate at 'Botteswort' church, compiled in 1553.

Other sections of the appendix relevant to St Peter: a list of Briefs read in the church 1660-1677, and a list of excommunications 1680 - 1706 [6]

<1> English Heritage/NMR, 2005, Listed building system data in MIDAS XML format, 165701 (COMPUTER DISK/TAPE). SLS2963.

<2> Loughlin, N and Miller, KR, 1979, A Survey of Archaeological Sites in Humberside, 188 (BOOK). SLS523.

<3> Glanford Borough Council, 1985, List of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. Parish of Bottesford, Burringham, Holme, Kirton in Lindsey, Manton, Messingham (BOOK). SLS4480.


<5> Ordnance Survey, 2004 onwards, Ordnance Survey MasterMap Dataset (OS MAP). SLS4594.

<6> Edward Peacock, Ed, 1866, English Church Furniture at the Period of the Reformation, 227, 239-243 (BOOK). SLS7105.

Sources and further reading

<1>COMPUTER DISK/TAPE: English Heritage/NMR. 2005. Listed building system data in MIDAS XML format. CD. 165701.
<2>BOOK: Loughlin, N and Miller, KR. 1979. A Survey of Archaeological Sites in Humberside. A4 Bound. 188.
<3>BOOK: Glanford Borough Council. 1985. List of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. Parish of Bottesford, Burringham, Holme, Kirton in Lindsey, Manton, Messingham. Softback. A4 Bound.
<5>OS MAP: Ordnance Survey. 2004 onwards. Ordnance Survey MasterMap Dataset. Digital. Digital.
<6>BOOK: Edward Peacock, Ed. 1866. English Church Furniture at the Period of the Reformation. 227, 239-243.

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