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St Andrew, Pickworth, Lincolnshire

(52°53′16″N, 0°26′59″W)
TF 044 334
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo

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Church consists of W tower, four-bay nave with N and S aisles, and a chancel; somewhat of a rarity in that all this dates from one period, the 14thc. The S porch was rebuilt in 1659. There is a small, round-headed window reset in the second stage of the W tower that is of the 12thc. as is the font inside the nave.


Domesday Book records a church here in 1086 and one half of it was in the possession of the Bishop of Durham


Exterior Features





Though the tower is primarily of the 14thc., the walls of the first stage of the tower appear to contain some 12thc. ashlar sections; the small 12thc. window in the reset second stage of the tower may have originally been located in the first stage level. As for the font, the polygonal chamfering of the bottom of the bowl may be re-carving executed at the time the later polygonal base and stem were first put into service. It is notoriously difficult to date such fonts as this one at Pickworth. Given the simple, rather crude, form of the font, one suspects that it must indeed be its antiquity that has favoured its survival.


Domesday Book: Lincolnshire. 3.33.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire. London 1990, 600-1.