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Church and churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Kirton



Reference Name MLI12531

Name:
Church and churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Kirton

Summary:
Church and churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Kirton.

Location:
KIRTON, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
The central tower and transepts were pulled down and the chancel shortened beween 1804 and 1810, when the present tower was built. The church was restored in 1900, and retains Transitional to Perpendicular features. {1}{2}{3}{4}

The place-name of Kirton suggests that it was the location of an early church of some importance. {5}{6}

A church existed in Kirton at the time of Domesday. {7}

According to Pevsner, however, the earliest fabric in the present church dates to the late Norman period, approximately 1170 AD. {8}

No evidence of the location of the earlier church has come to light. It is therefore assumed that the present church was built on the site of the early church. {9}

Stained glass in this church, some of which is in situ, dates to approximately 1360 AD and to the early 16th century. {10}

The church dates from about 1150 and was altered many times over the centuries. In 1900 Hodgson Fowler restored the church. There is a listed limestone ashlar and wrought iron churchyard cross which dates to the fourteenth century in the churchyard. The wall and steps to the churchyard are also listed as is an ashlar gravestone to Anthony Parker which dates to 1815. 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. {11}

Sources:
1 Index: OS CARD INDEX. KIRTON. TF33NW3,1965, D.A.
2 Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. Charles. 1924. Little Guide: Lincolnshire (second edition). pp.186-87
3 Article in serial: TROLLOPE, E.. 1869. Associated Architectural and Archaeological Societies’ Reports and Papers. VOL 10 P 194-5
4 Index: SMR FILE. KIRTON. TF33NW:P,1983, D.E.S.
5 Bibliographic reference: Sawyer, Peter. 1998. Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire. p. 63
6 Bibliographic reference: Everson, P. and Stocker, D.. 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. Lincolnshire. p's. 72 & 74
7 Bibliographic reference: Foster, C.W. and Longley, T.. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 12/71
8 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. p.420
9 Verbal communication: Stephenson, Jill. 21/05/2001. Anglo-Saxon church site in Kirton. 21/05/2001
10 Bibliographic reference: Hebgin-Barnes, Penny. 1996. The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire. pp. 152-54
11 Index: Department of the Environment. 1988. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 9/37, (254.005) ; 9/38 (254.006); 9/39, (254.007, 254.008); 9/40 (254.009)

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