Building record MLI86799 - Church of the Holy Cross, Main Street, Scopwick


Church of the Holy Cross, Main Street, Scopwick

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63390 The Church of the Holy Cross has medieval fabric dating from the twelfth century, and was restored in 1852 and 1884. It is constructed of coursed limestone rubble and slate roofs. There is twelfth to thirteenth century cross-pattee decorated stonework on the xterior of the north aisle. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6} In the south-west corner of the chancel is a very worn limestone effigy in sunken relief. It is very difficult to determine details and it can only be assigned a broad date from 1250 to 1340. It is likely that it was originally placed outside as it has two holes for draining water and it may have originally been covering a stone coffin the churchyard. The effigy is unusual in that the legs are crossed very low. {7}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 5/46.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris, with Nicholas Antram. 1989. Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (Second Edition). page 626.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Paul Everson and David Stocker. 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. Lincolnshire. page 318.
  •  Index: OS card index Scopwick. Scopwick. TF 05 NE:4, DA, 11/10/64, FRH 5/1/65.
  •  Index: SMR FILE. SCOPWICK. TF 05 NE:AC, RWH, 30/3/76.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. page 357.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Downing, Mark. 2010. Medieval Military Monuments in Lincolnshire. No.2, p.22.



Grid reference Centred TF 06983 58054 (55m by 69m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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