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St Peter, Normanby-by-Spital, Lincolnshire

(53°22′48″N, 0°29′47″W)
TF 001 881
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
17 March 1994

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Normanby by Spital is a village in the West Lindsey district of the county, 7 miles W of Market Rasen and 10 miles N of Lincoln. The church stands at the crossroads in the centre of the village and consists of a W tower, aisled nave and chancel. The tower is 12thc in origin with a weathered chevron stringcourse and two carved Romanesque voussoirs reset into its exterior S and W walls. The belfry lights are 13thc and 14thc and there is a battlemented parapet. The nave has a fine Romanesque N arcade, and the S aisle was rebuilt in 1890.

The church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.


The largest holding was Ivo of Taillebois' in 1086. He held 5 carucates that had been held by Koddi in 1066. The population comprised 15 villans and 14 sokemen, along with a priest, and there was a church and 2 mills. A second holding was that of Thor in 1066, who held 1 carucate of land, which was held by Ilbert from Odo, Bishop of Bayeux in 1086. Finally Aghmund held 1 carucate of land in Normanby and Owmby by Spital in 1066, that was held by Ansketil from Joscelin FitzLambert in 1086.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


Interior Features



The List Description dates the arcade c.1200, although it might be a decade earlier and Pevsner has it as Norman. The Corinthianesque capitals of the arcade are beautifully carved, and significantly later in date than the chevron voussoirs set in the tower.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196786

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MLI96669

  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 578.