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HER Number:6372
Type of record:Building


Church of St Mark, formerly Church of St Thomas A Becket

Grid Reference:SE 855 141
Map Sheet:SE81SE
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Monument Types

  • ANGLICAN CHURCH (PM:C19:1853, Post Medieval - 1853 AD to 1853 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building (II) 1083283: CHURCH OF ST MARK

Associated Finds - None

Associated Events

  • Desk-based assessment of Willow Holt Quarry Extension, Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, 1997

Full description

St MARK. Amcotts became an ecclesiastical parish in 1850. The church was built in 1850-3 on the site of an earlier chapel. Nave and chancel and w steeple. Rock-faced, even the spire. Lancet windows. A thin hammerbeam roof inside. [1]

Listed Building photograph, two black and white prints of the church. [2]

VICTORIAN CHURCH In the village itself one will first notice the parish church of St Thomas; then the attention will be diverted from the curious mid-Victorian tower by the two clock faces, facing north and west, which have just been repainted and regilded.

Dating from 1853 the building replaced the earlier one, with thatched roof, which had to be demolished after the foundations gave way and left it in a state of virtual collapse.

The cost of the building Amcott's bachelor rector, the Rev. Reginald Clifford Thompson, tells me, was defrayed by a Colonel Amcotts - an ancestor of the present Lt.-Col. W Cracroft-Amcotts of Hackthorn Hall, Lincoln - from whom the village took its name and who also endowed the village school.

From a photocopy of a press cutting, source unknown in the Amcotts parish file. [3]

English Heritage/NMR listed building system data. [4]

SMR Record Card. [5]

The bog body found in the peat in 1747 (MLS71) was recorded to have been buried in the 'Amcotts Chapel Yard' Source: Philosophical Trans of the Royal Soc 44 pt 2 1747 571-5 illus (G Stovin) [6]

<1> Pevsner, N and Harris, 1989, The Buildings of Lincolnshire, 99 (BOOK). SLS2706.

<2> Keith Miller, 1986-87, Listed Building Photographs, 847.6, 8 (PHOTOGRAPH - PRINT). SLS2961.

<3> North Lincolnshire Museum, Parish files, Amcotts (MUSEUM RECORDS). SLS1344.

<4> English Heritage/NMR, 2005, Listed building system data in MIDAS XML format, 165057 (COMPUTER DISK/TAPE). SLS2963.

<5> Humber SMR, 1985 - 1998, SMR Record Sheet, 6372 (RECORD SHEET/FORM). SLS527.

<6> National Record of the Historic Environment, Ordnance Survey/NAR/NMR/NRHE Records (COLLECTION / PARENT). SLS1263.

Sources and further reading

<1>BOOK: Pevsner, N and Harris. 1989. The Buildings of Lincolnshire. 99.
<2>PHOTOGRAPH - PRINT: Keith Miller. 1986-87. Listed Building Photographs. 847.6, 8.
<3>MUSEUM RECORDS: North Lincolnshire Museum. Parish files. Amcotts.
<4>COMPUTER DISK/TAPE: English Heritage/NMR. 2005. Listed building system data in MIDAS XML format. CD. 165057.
<5>RECORD SHEET/FORM: Humber SMR. 1985 - 1998. SMR Record Sheet. 6372.
<6>COLLECTION / PARENT: National Record of the Historic Environment. Ordnance Survey/NAR/NMR/NRHE Records.

Related records - none