TF1294 : Interior, St Peter's church, Normanby le Wold

taken 4 years ago, near to Normanby le Wold, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Interior, St Peter's church, Normanby le Wold
Interior, St Peter's church, Normanby le Wold
Looking east.
St Peter's church, Normanby le Wold
Set some 430 feet above sea level, St Peter's is the highest church in Lincolnshire. The church stands on the Viking Way and the name Normanby (Normanesbi) means "settlement of the Norwegians".
The architecture of the present church indicates it was probably begun in 13th century when the Brayboeuf family were the patrons of the church.

During the later Middle Ages the church tower was heightened but little else is known about the church until the Tudor period by which time the Witherwick family of Claxby had assumed ownership of the village.
At an unknown date, before 1846, the medieval north aisle was demolished. In 1867 a parish meeting voted for restoration of the now dilapidated church by James Fowler of Louth and the following year he built an entirely new chancel, rebuilt the medieval south aisle, restored the tower, raised the roofs of the nave and aisles, and added new windows, floors and pews at an estimated cost of 1000. Fowler also added a north aisle at the expense of the Hargrave family. St Peter's reopened by Bishop Wordsworth of Lincoln on 16th April 1868.

The church is built of red-brown local ironstone from Walesby with dressings of Ancaster limestone and due to the restoration by Fowler has an almost entirely Victorian-Gothic appearance from the outside. The exceptions are the blocked south doorway and the lower tower which date to the 13th century. The porch is Victorian and although the internal appearance of the church is Victorian there is 13th century original work in the south aisle.
The north aisle contains a plain glass window with 2 of the 10 18th century German painted glass which were originally in the, now demolished, church at Panton near Wragby. They depict the Annunciation and the Birth of Christ. They are mounted slightly in front of the plain glass window and not in the actual window itself. In the South aisle is a floor monument of a lady with "head and shoulders" c1320.

The chancel was painted duck-egg blue by James Fowler and the reredos was also designed by him. The east window contains 10 panels of painted German glass from 18th century depicting biblical scenes and the window to the right of the altar is by Kempe (1897) and was brought to this church from Claxby.

(Info from church guide written by Dr Charles Kightly)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 September, 2014
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Normanby Le Wold 
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St Peters 
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Church Interior 
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WGS84: 53:26.2491N 0:18.6567W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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