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St George and St Lawrence, Springthorpe, Lincolnshire

(53°23′45″N, 0°41′8″W)
SK 875 896
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
29 Aug 2000

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Feature Sets

Springthorpe village lies approximately 4 miles E of Gainsborough. The church is comprised of an 11thc W tower, a two-bay nave with a S aisle of the 14thc, and a 19thc chancel with N and S side chapels. There were renovations in 1845, 1876, and 1895. Inside the 19thc S porch is a Romanesque S doorway.


Domesday Book records a church and a priest in 'Springthorpe and Corringham', a nearby village; both were holdings of King William in 1086. The W towers of both of these churches are 11thc, so while it is unclear to which church Domesday Book is making reference, the architectural evidence allows for a stone church in Springthorpe in the last quarter of the 11thc.


Exterior Features



In addition to the insertions of renewed material in the arches and the restoration work on the nook-shafts of order 3, the misaligned voussoirs, separated impost sections, missing necking of order 3, and the renewed ashlars of the nooks, indicate a significant rebuilding of this doorway.


Domesday Book: Lincolnshire, J. Moore (ed.), Chichester 1975, 1:49.

Lincoln Central Library, Banks Collection, III/339: Springthorpe, St. Lawrence and St. George, C. Nattes, drawing, 1793.

N. Pevsner and J. Harris, revised by N. Antram, The Buildings of England, Lincolnshire, London 1990 (2nd ed.), 682.