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St Peter, Kingerby, Lincolnshire

(53°25′17″N, 0°24′39″W)
TF 057 928
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
23 July 1998

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Feature Sets

Kingerby is a village in the West Lindsey district, 5 miles NW of Market Rasen. In this quiet, remote hamlet, the church solemnly stands hidden by its sylvan surroundings. It is constructed of squared and coursed ironstone rubble, and is primarily of the 13thc. and consists of a W tower, nave with clerestory, S aisle, S porch and chancel. The former N aisle has been demolished but the 13thc arcade is still visible. The W tower may be 11thc on the evidnce of a small circular window, now inside the church. The nave roof was replaced in 17thc., and the chancel roof in the 19thc. The church was declared redundant in 1980 and is now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.


The largest part of Kingerby was held Auti in 1066 and by Jocelyn son of Lambert from the Bishop of Lincoln in 1086. This settlement included a church and a priest here which accords with the evidence of the W wall of the nave which contains a blocked, circular window of possible 11thc. date. There was a smaller demesne holding for Odo, Bishop of Bayeux that was held in 1066 by Ernwin the priest, Thorfridh and Tosti.

In the 12thc the tenants were the Amundeville family, and Lady Beatrice d'Amundeville granted the church of Kingerby to the Augustinian Priory at Elsham before 1166. 1995 (Wragg (1995).


Exterior Features



The W impost matches the chamfered doorway stylistically, despite its round arch, suggesting a date of c.1200. The plain chamfered E impost must be a replacement.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, 3 vols, London 1899, vol.3, 169.

Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196507

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 414-15.