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St Edith, Coates-by-Stow, Lincolnshire

(53°20′10″N, 0°38′16″W)
SK 908 830
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Edith
now St Edith
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
11 January 1995

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Feature Sets

Coates is a deserted medieval village in the West Lindsey district, 8.5 mile N of Lincoln. The church stands in farmland and the nearest village is Stow, 1.6 miles to the W. It is a small church with nave and bellcote and chancel. The nave is mostly of the 13thc, and the chancel was restored in 1883-84 by J. L. Pearson. A S porch shown in a drawing of 1793 was removed by Pearson. The S nave door is late 12thc or early 13thc.


In 1086, six Tenabts in Chief were recorded here, none of whom held more than half a carucate. Three of the holdings were waste and only 2 had any villagers. These were Odo of Bayeux who held 0.5 carucates, home to 5 villagers, and whose Lord of the Manor was Ibert of Lacy and; and the Bishop of Lincoln, who also held 0.5 carucates, with Erchenbold as his Lord of the Manor but apparently had no tenants.


Exterior Features



The S doorway probably dates around c. 1200. Pevsner characterises it as transitional; reasonable in view of the chamfered order and the dogtooth.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 197099

Lincolnshire Heritage Environment Record MLI52429

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 226-27.