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St Nicholas, Cuxwold, Lincolnshire

(53°29′36″N, 0°14′10″W)
TA 171 011
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
18 July 1996

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Cuxwold is a village in the West Lindsey district of the Lincolnshire Wolds, 4 miles E of Caistor and 10 miles SW of Grimsby. The church stands in the village centre. It consists of a short W tower, perhaps 11thc., a nave with signs of a former N arcade, visible on the exterior, and a chancel with signs of a former N chapel. The church was restored by James Fowler in 1860. The tower arch is probably of romanesque date as is the chalice-shape font.


Cuxwold was a Domesday settlement divided among many landowners both before and after the Conquest. In terms of ploughland the largest holding was that of the Archbishop of York, held from him by William of Verly and before the Conquest by Fulcric. This was assessed at 7 bovates and 3 parts of 1 bovate. However Rayner the Deacon was previously seised of Fulcric's holding and was claiming it back. Siward the Priest had 6 bovates in 1086, held by Stenkil before the Conquest. Hugh FitzBaldric held a Berewick in Cuxwold with 3 bovates, but William de Percy was claiming 2 bovates of it; Grimkel held it befire the Conquest. Leodwine held 3 bovates from Alvred of Lincoln. Alwine held 1½ bovates from Ivo Tallboys. Norman d'Arcy held 1 bovate from William de Percy, but it was waste.

Durand Malet had 1 bovate and 3 parts of a bovate.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches




The date of c.1100 suggested for the font in the List Description seems rather early.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196378

  1. N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1964, 222.