Lincolnshire Village
SPRINGTHORPE
 Exterior of the Church Building - Part 1
 
 

The Tower

Church Tower

  • This interesting church has a Lincolnshire type of unbuttressed tower, originally Anglo Saxon
  • It has some surviving Anglo Saxon herringbone masonry at the base 
  • It has a blocked-in Anglo Saxon west doorway in which has been inserted a window formed from the destroyed belfry lights
  • The cornerstones indicate that it is was largely rebuilt in Norman times (no long-and-short work)
  • The rebuilding utilised  the original Anglo Saxon window.

 
Anglo Saxon window
Anglo Saxon Window


herringbone masonery
Anglo Saxon Herringbone Masonery
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Blocked AngloSaxon doorway  
Blocked Anglo Saxon West Door

Tower cornerstones
Norman Cornerstones


Norman Window
Restored "pseudo-Saxon"  1895 (Pevsner)

 

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