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All Saints, Swinderby, Lincolnshire

All Saints Church : Swinderby, 65 High St, Swinderby, Lincoln LN6 9LU, United Kingdom (53°9′31″N, 0°42′6″W)
SK 869 631
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
28 July 1998

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Swinderby is a village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, 8 miles SW of Lincoln and 6 miles NE of Newark. The church stands onm the W side of the High Street, It conists of a 13thc. W tower,a nave with a N aisle, a chancel with a two-bay N chapel, and a 19thc. apse added by J. T. Lee who restored the church in 1879. The N nave arcade and the pillar piscina in the chancel are Romanesque.


Countess Judith of Huntingdon held 11 carucates here in 1086 as sokeland of her manor of Eagle. This was the main tenancy but a smaller holding of 1 carucate belonged to Kolgrimr.

In the 12thc King Stephen granted the manor of Eagle to his newly founded Knights Templar Preceptory of Eagle, and Henry II granted the churches of Eagle, Swinderby and to that order. The house passed to the Knights Hospitaller in 1312.


Interior Features




Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


Pillar piscinas featuring scallop capital bowls and polygonal shafts are common in Lincolnshire, e.g. at Stapleford, Stragglethorpe, Dembleby and Fenton.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 192165

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MLI83061

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 736.

Victoria County History: Lincolnshire, Vol. 2 (1906), 211.