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St Peter, Scotter, Lincolnshire

(53°29′47″N, 0°39′51″W)
SE 887 008
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
31 July 1998

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Feature Sets

Scotter is a large village in the West Linsey district of the county, 19 miles N of Lincoln and 25 miles W of the coast at Grimsby. The church is to the E of the village centre and consists of a Perpendicular W tower, a nave with a late 13thc. four-bay N aisle, 15thc. clerestory, and S porch built in 1820. There was a major restoration between 1947-50. The S doorway into the nave is the only Romanesque feature.


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Scotter was held by Abbot Turold of Peterborough in 1086, and by Alnoth and Eskil before the Conquest. It was assessed at 8 carucates. The population numbered 60 households, which placed it in the largest 20% of all recorded settlements.


Exterior Features



The lintel/tympanum one-stone combination is the same seen in the replacement tympanum at Swallow, St. Mary. Given the tympanum and arch relationship it is clear that this doorway has been rebuilt. The List Description suggests a late-12thc date for the doorway, which must be closer than the Saxo-Norman label given to the capitals by the HER. We would suggest 1160-70.

  1. P. Everson and D Stocker, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture, V: Lincolnshire, Oxford 1999, 314.

Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196857

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MLI50063

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 627.