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All Saints, North Scarle, Lincolnshire

(53°11′26″N, 0°43′56″W)
North Scarle
SK 848 667
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
28 July 1998

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North Scarle is a village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, 8 miles W of Lincoln and 2 miles E of the River Trent, which forms the boundary with Nottinghamshire. The church stands on the western edge of the village and is primarily a 13thc. building consisting of W tower with 14thc. top, four bay nave with N and S aisles, and a chancel with N and S chapels. The N aisle added 1895-8 by Sir Ninian Comper. Construction is of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. There is a loose 12thc. foliate capital in the N aisle, and this is the only Romanesque feature.


North Scarle was not mentioned individually in the Domesday Survey, but was in the Wapentake of Graffoe. North Scarle is first mentioned in twelfth century documents. Manorial rights to North Scarle, Swinderby, Eagle Woodhouse and Eagle were granted to the Templars by Henry II (after 1154).


Loose Sculpture


There is a similar capital on pier 2 of the S arcade at the nearby church of St. Michael, Bassingham.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 192153

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MLI80483 (on the church)

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record ML180480 (on the Settlement)

D. Mills, The Knights Templar in Kesteven, 1994.

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 587.