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St Edith, Anwick, Lincolnshire

(53°2′31″N, 0°20′18″W)
TF 115 507
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo

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Feature Sets

W tower, four-bay nave with N and S aisles, S porch, and chancel; all from the 13thc. to the first half of the 14thc. Some restoration by Charles Kirk in 1879; chancel rebuilt in 1900 by Brewill and Bailey. Sole evidence of the Romanesque period here is a pillar piscina.


Though Anwick is mentioned in Domesday Book, there is no record of a church here in 1086.



Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


The absence of a drain hole in the basin of this pillar piscina is certainly an oddity. On the other hand, given that it is freestanding and the basin is rather shallow, the absence of the drain hole speaks to the portability of object. The central hole and scoring on the scallop shields are clearly tooling marks of the compass and straight edge.


N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire. London, 1990, 102.