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Dembleby
 
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia

Charles Kirk of Sleaford was the architect for the rebuilding of St Lucia in 1868.

The chancel arch is original Late Norman work and has waterleaf capitals.

September 2013

Dembleby, St Lucia church, Charles Kirk, waterleaf capitals
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia

View from the south-east. The nave has a frieze with neo-Norman decoration,

April 2018

Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia

The attractive approach to St Lucia's. Charles Kirk the architect chose a rock-faced stone and a Norman style.

April 2018

Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia
Dembleby, St Lucia

The view from the west is dominated by the twin bellcote.

April 2018

Dembleby, St Lucia, bellcote
Dembleby, St Lucia, bellcote
Dembleby, St Lucia, bellcote
Dembleby, St Lucia, bellcote

Kirk's design for the bellcote - not his most successful, with its juxtaposition of rock-face and ashlar stone - includes nailhead decoration, an architectural embellishment typical of the Norman period.

April 2018

Dembleby, St Lucia, bellcote
Dembleby, St Lucia, piscina
Dembleby, St Lucia, piscina
Dembleby, St Lucia, piscina

Pevsner describes this pillar piscina as possibly the finest in the country.

The shaft has horizontal zig-zag.  The bowl is also richly decorated with scallops and crosses.

September 2013

Dembleby, St Lucia church, pillar piscina
Dembleby, St Lucia, south doorway
Dembleby, St Lucia, south doorway
Dembleby, St Lucia, south doorway

The south doorway, part of Kirk's 1867 rebuild, is faithful to the Norman style, with zig-zag decoration and a round arch.

April 2018

Dembleby, St Lucia, doorway