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St Mary, Carlton-le-Moorland, Lincolnshire

(53°6′34″N, 0°38′42″W)
SK 908 578
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
22 July 1996

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Carlton-le-Moorland is a village in the North Kesteven district of the county, 8 miles S of the centre of Lincoln. The W tower is Anglo-Saxon in origin. The nave is now aisleless, but the original N and S aisles are now gone. The chancel was rebuilt in the 14thc. Construction is of coursed rubble and ashlar dressings. The church was restored in 1890-1 by C. H. Fowler. The only Romanesque feature in the drum-shaped font of perhaps c. 1200.


Carlton-le-Moorland was held by Earl Morcar before the Conquest and by Drogo of la Beuvrière in demesne in 1086. It was assessed at 16 carucates with 255 acres of meadow and a church. Until 1540, the church and manor were held by Thornton Abbey, near Barton-on-Humber.





Unlike the corner column font at Fulbeck, the corner columns here are of one piece of stone with the bowl. Could this originally have been a plain 12thc. drum font which was later carved in emulation of the elaborate font at nearby All Saints in Coleby?


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 192415

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 2nd ed, (Penguin, 1990), 212.

Victoria County History: Lincolnshire, Vol. 2 (1906), 163-66. On Thornton Abbey.