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St Nicholas, Normanton, Lincolnshire

(53°0′17″N, 0°35′19″W)
SK 948 462
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
23 July 1996

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Normanton is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, 7 miles W of Sleaford and a similar distance N of Grantham. It consists of a few dwellings and the church on the main, and only, street, which is the A607 linking Grantham and Lincoln. The church is on the W side of this road and consists of a W tower of the 14th c. , a nave with a N aisle, and a chancel rebuilt in 1845 when the vestry on the N side was added. The S wall of the S aisle is of brick; the rest in limestone. The S arcade was originally of the late-12thc., but it is almost completely renewed with the exception of the E respond and the pier base. There is a reset fragment with dogtooth above the S aisle lancet. The church was made redundant in 1974 when the parish was united with Carlton. In 1976 the church was vested in the Redundant Churches Fund, and it is now (2024) administered by the Churches Conservation Trust..


Normanton has no individual entry in the Domesday Survey, but the Normanton Hundred belonged to Robert de Vessey in 1086 and to Aethelric before the Conquest (Foster (1924), 156). It was one of 3 hundreds, Frieston, Normanton and West Willoughby that he held as part of the manor of Caythorpe.


Interior Features



Interior Decoration


Pevsner notes waterleaf capitals in the S arcade. Only one now is waterleaf, that of pier 1, and it is a replacement. The E respond has a polygonal capital and the W respond a bell capital, both of which are replacements. What happened to the waterleaf capitals?

  1. W. Foster and T. Longley (ed.), The Lincolnshire Domesday and the Lindsey Survey, Publications of the Lincolnshire Record Society, 19, (1924), 136.

Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 193201

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 580-81.