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St Michael, Swaton, Lincolnshire

(52°55′25″N, 0°18′58″W)
TF 133 376
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo

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Feature Sets

Cruciform church with 13thc. chancel and crossing tower, the rest mostly of the 14thc. Restoration in 1851-56. A blocked 12thc. window in the S transept, but of Romanesque sculpture there are three chevron voussoirs.


The village is mentioned in he Domesday Survey but no church is recorded.


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


Pevsner cites only a single voussoir block here, but in fact there are three. The alignment of the voussoirs demonstrates that they belong together as part of a larger whole. The awkward preservation of the stones in this location, where an ashlar block would have been much easier to use, suggest that these voussoirs are in situ and are probably part of the original 12thc. N arcade of the nave. The blocked window in the W wall of the S transept indicates that the church was already here in the 12thc. and, taken with this evidence, probably already in its cruciform plan.


N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire. London 1990, 735.