TF3691 : Interior, St Mary's church, Alvingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Alvingham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Interior, St Mary's church, Alvingham
Interior, St Mary's church, Alvingham
St Mary's church North Cockerington, and St Adelwold's Alvingham share the same graveyard.
“Two churches with nineteen paces between them”

St Adelwold's church
Grade I listed.

The church dates from the 13th century onwards, and consists of west tower, nave with south porch, and chancel with north chapel. It was probably built on the foundations of an earlier church.

The tower dates from circa 1300 and has four stages.The interior tower arch dates from circa 1300.
The nave is 15th century and the chancel and chapel were rebuilt in brick in 1806.
The south porch is from the 16th century with an inner doorway of circa 1300.
There is a 13th century octagonal font.

The church was disused between 1892 and 1933, when it was restored.
A new organ was dedicated in 1971.

St Mary's church
Grade I listed

The church was originally attached to the local Gilbertine Priory which was dissolved in 1538. Very little of the Priory remains visible.
Now parish church to North Cockerington, it was declared redundant in 1981.

It dates from the 12th century onwards and consists of a west tower, nave with south aisle, and chancel.

The nave has a south arcade of two bays from the late 12th century. This was originally built as a Chantry Chapel through the bequest of Sir John of Cockerington, (died 1388). His mutilated effigy lies in the church without head or legs, but a heraldic lion is still there.

The chancel arch is from the 14th century and has a painted inscription above.

The church was restored in 1841 when the tower was rebuilt. The church was fitted with box pews which are still in place.

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Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
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