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Church of St Bartholomew, Keelby

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Reference Name MLI50001

Church of St Bartholomew, Keelby

A 13th century church which has undergone restoration in the 20th century.


A church of the Decorated period, restored during the 20th century. The tower is adorned with a band of quatrefoils, and the ribs of its vaulted roof within meet in a boss. An open roof of trussed timbering crowns the nave and chancel, marking their division with a cinquefoiled arch. There is a 15th century font enriched with tracery on the bowl and stem. In the north aisle is the medallion bust of Alice South who died in 1605. Another alabaster tablet is to John Smith, 1591, set in a wall is a 13th century stone with a decorated cross-head. {1}{2}

A 12th to 13th century medieval aisle was discovered during excavations on the south side of the church. The medieval aisle arcade is still to be found inside the church and assuming that the aisle wall was parallel to the arcade the estimated internal width of the medieval aisle is 4.08m. {4}

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. {5}

1 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TA 10 NE: 3, 1963, Seaman, B.H.
2 Bibliographic reference: MEE, A.. 1970. THE KING'S ENGLAND. p.195
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N., and Harris, J.. 1964. Buildings of England (first edition). Lincolnshire. p.283
4 Article in serial: FIELD, F.N.. 1986. LINCOLNSHIRE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY. vol.21, pp.74-5
5 Index: Department of the Environment. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 6/121

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