SK9760 : Font, All Saints' church, Coleby

taken 6 years ago, near to Coleby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Font, All Saints' church, Coleby
Font, All Saints' church, Coleby
Grade I listed.
The church as it is today is a mixture of many architectural periods. The old Saxon tower reaches to just below the clock, whilst the Norman portion extends to 2 course below the gargoyles and includes the window behind the clock. The crocketed spire is of the Perpendicular period. This spire was an achievement as it was added to a 400 year old tower never meant to take the weight of a spire. In 1881 it was necessary to brace the tower with steel rods but it is still unsafe now to peal the bells and has been for 100 years.
The archway into the church is Norman and the door it contains is 15th century. The chancel is Early English. The south aisle is 13th C.
The font is late Norman supported by Early English type pillars in all four corners. The Piscina is Early English probably before 1245 and the sedilia of the same period but the hood moulds are Victorian. The text above the chancel arch was from the Victorian restoration in 1864 by Penrose.

Info greatly condensed from guide book in church by Mrs O R Clare.

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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 June, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9751 6058 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.0082N 0:32.6385W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9751 6058
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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