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Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, Porch, Door
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, Porch, Door
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, Porch, Door

Inner porch door open into the south aisle.

"The south doorway is continuously moulded. and retains its early C15 wooden door with panel traceried head, now with C18 wicket"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359681?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 September 2022

Addlethorpe, Saint Nicholas, Church, Image, door
Barkston, Saint Nicholas, Nave, Monuments
Barkston, Saint Nicholas, Nave, Monuments
Barkston, Saint Nicholas, Nave, Monuments

"Two fragments of C14 recumbent effigies are built into the blocking of the north door of the nave; one a priest in vestments, the other a laymen, each beneath trefoil heads, the latter having censing angels in the spandrels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317449?section=official-list-entry 

DB 10 September 2022

Barkston, Saint Nicholas Church, image
Bicker, St Swithun, Porch, Inner Doorway
Bicker, St Swithun, Porch, Inner Doorway
Bicker, St Swithun, Porch, Inner Doorway
Bicker, Saint Swithun Church, image doorway
Bicker, St Swithun, South Aisle, Doorway & Plaque
Bicker, St Swithun, South Aisle, Doorway & Plaque
Bicker, St Swithun, South Aisle, Doorway & Plaque

Doorway in the south aisle giving access to the crossing tower. Plaque above the doorway reads :- 

"THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER (1902) AND THE EAST WINDOW IN THE CHANCEL (1919) ARE THE GIFTS OF ANNIE PARKER, THE FORMER IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND JOHN ROBERT PARKER, THE WINDOW TO COMMEMORATE BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE"

DB 1 September 2022

Bicker, Saint Swithun Church, image, doorway
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, Porch, Doorway
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, Porch, Doorway
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, Porch, Doorway

"Porch interior with flanking stone benches and small C14 steeply pointed doorway"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1267661?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 September 2022

Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul Church, Image, Doorway
Carlby, St Stephen, escutcheon
Carlby, St Stephen, escutcheon
Carlby, St Stephen, escutcheon

This decorative iron escutcheon is over the keyhole in the south door of the church.

September 2014

Carlby, St Stephen church, escutcheon
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, North Aisle, Rood Loft Doorway
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, North Aisle, Rood Loft Doorway
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, North Aisle, Rood Loft Doorway

"C15 four centred doorway to the rood loft from the north aisle"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062428?section=official-list-entry 

DB 12 February 2024

Carlton Scroop, Saint Nicholas Church
Coleby, All Saints, South Aisle, Doorway
Coleby, All Saints, South Aisle, Doorway
Coleby, All Saints, South Aisle, Doorway

Inner view of C11 porch doorway.

DB 26 July 2022

Coleby, Kesteven, Church, All Saints, Image, doorway
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Door
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Door
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Door

The fine panelled door leading into the south side of the nave is dated 1633.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, door
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Doorway
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Doorway
Croft, All Saints, Porch, Doorway

The south porch has benches along both sides. The pointed arch of the doorway is heavily moulded and two carved human heads form the hood mould stops.

Jean Howard 17 February 2024

Croft, All Saints Church, doorway
Croft, All Saints, Rood Stair Doorway
Croft, All Saints, Rood Stair Doorway
Croft, All Saints, Rood Stair Doorway

 Croft All Saints rood stair doorway

Hidden behind the organ, flower arranging materials, and ladders is a beautifully decorated doorway. Now blocked, it led into the stairway up to the rood loft.

Jean Howard 17 February 2024

Croft, All Saints Church
Croft, All Saints, Tower Door
Croft, All Saints, Tower Door
Croft, All Saints, Tower Door

 Croft All Saints tower door

In the south-west corner of the tower is a staircase entered through this ogee-headed doorway.

Jean Howard 17 February 2024

Croft, All Saints Church
Deeping St James, door handle
Deeping St James, door handle
Deeping St James, door handle

Door handle and decorated metal plate on south door.

September 2014

Deeping St James, church, door handle
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, South Aisle
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, South Aisle
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, South Aisle

"A Caernarvon arched doorway to the rood loft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168767?section=official-list-entry

Doorway to the former rood loft viewed from the modern vestry at the east end of the south aisle. 

DB 4 July 2022

Great Hale, Saint John Baptist church, image
Great Sturton, All Saints, Nave, Door
Great Sturton, All Saints, Nave, Door
Great Sturton, All Saints, Nave, Door

C11 round headed dorrway with C16 plank door.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063098 

DB 6 February 2020

Great Sturton, All Saints, Church, door
Haugh, St Leonard, door handle
Haugh, St Leonard, door handle
Haugh, St Leonard, door handle

Attractive ironwork in the south door.

September 2015

Haugh, St Leonard church, door handle
Healing, St Peter & Paul, West Door
Healing, St Peter & Paul, West Door
Healing, St Peter & Paul, West Door

Detail of the fine west door - presumably Fowler's design.

July 2014

Healing, St Peter & St Paul, west door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door
Heckington, St Andrew, North Aisle, Door

North door with a modern artwork above. A recently hung work by a local artist.

DB 20 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Church, image, art, door
Ingham, All Saints, Porch, Inner Doorway
Ingham, All Saints, Porch, Inner Doorway
Ingham, All Saints, Porch, Inner Doorway

"Porch interior with C18 internal west door with round moulded head, raised keystone, rectangular inner jambs and chamfered outer jambs"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166375?section=official-list-entry 

DB 27 July 2022

Ingham, All Saints Church, Image, doorway
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints

The south doorway is from the Early English period, c.1200. Above the pointed arch is a niche in which a modern figurine has been placed.

October 2017

Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints
Laceby, St Margaret, Porch
Laceby, St Margaret, Porch
Laceby, St Margaret, Porch

"C12 chamfered round-arched inner door with plain moulded imposts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1346952 

DB 8 February 2020

Laceby, Saint Margaret, Church, door
Manby, St Mary, Doorway
Manby, St Mary, Doorway
Manby, St Mary, Doorway

This door secures the spiral staircase which formerly allowed access to the rood loft of the chancel screen, but now leads into thin air above.

Jean Howard, December 2023

Manby, Saint Mary Church, image, doorway
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Nave, North Door
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Nave, North Door
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Nave, North Door

"Rustic carved wooden angel over north door presumably from earlier roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166344 

DB 9 November 2018

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael, church
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Rood Stair
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Rood Stair
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Rood Stair

Behind the pulpit is the door leading into the spiral staircase to the Victorian rood loft.

Jean Howard, September 2023

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael Church, rood stair
North Carlton, St Luke, Nave, Doorway
North Carlton, St Luke, Nave, Doorway
North Carlton, St Luke, Nave, Doorway

Double doors leading into the south porch from the nave.

DB 4 August 2022

North Carlton, Saint Luke Church, Image, doorway
Osbournby, SS. Peter&Paul, South Aisle, Doorway
Osbournby, SS. Peter&Paul, South Aisle, Doorway
Osbournby, SS. Peter&Paul, South Aisle, Doorway

"In the south aisle is a four centred arched doorway to the rood loft and a brattished statue bracket, also a crocketted trilobed outline in red paint"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061760?section=official-list-entry 

DB 1 April 2024

Osbournby, St Peter & St Paul Church, doorway
Pickworth, St Andrew, South Aisle, Door
Pickworth, St Andrew, South Aisle, Door
Pickworth, St Andrew, South Aisle, Door

South door with C17 or C18 text from Psalm 27:4 above left.

DB 2 March 2020

Pickworth, Saint Andrew, church, door
Redbourne, St Andrew, South Aisle
Redbourne, St Andrew, South Aisle
Redbourne, St Andrew, South Aisle

Blocked doorway at the east end of the south aisle. The south chapel beyond was rebuilt as mausoleum for the Dukes of St Albans in early C19.

DB 11 November 2023

Redbourne, Saint Andrew Church, image, Doorway
Redbourne, St Andrew, Tower, West Door
Redbourne, St Andrew, Tower, West Door
Redbourne, St Andrew, Tower, West Door

The church guide notes "In the 20th century, some idiosyncratic decorations were added by the Revd A.R. Tremearne, rector here for many years"

DB 11 November 2023

Redbourne, Saint Andrew Church, image
Ruckland, St Olave, South Door
Ruckland, St Olave, South Door
Ruckland, St Olave, South Door
Interior of south door. A new south door was commissioned in memory of a regular member of the congregation, retired architect John Sketchley.
 
He was born in Loughborough in April 1915.  A career in architecture led to his becoming Chief Architect in Nottingham City Engineers' Dept.  In 1964 he moved to become City Architect in Gloucester where he worked for the next ten years.  During that time he designed Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar School building in Elmbridge.
 
The inscription around the head of the door reads:
 
IN MEMORY OF JOHN R SKETCHLEY FRIBA OF BURWELL MANOR 1915 1995
 
Jean Howard, April 2018
Ruckland, Saint Olave Church, image, door
Scotter, St Peter, Nave, Doorway
Scotter, St Peter, Nave, Doorway
Scotter, St Peter, Nave, Doorway

"At the east end of the nave is an angled doorway into the vestry, formerly a chapel, with above a blocked access to the rood loft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064133?section=official-list-entry 

DB 18 April 2024

Scotter, Saint Peter, Church
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Nave, Doorway
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Nave, Doorway
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Nave, Doorway

Text above the south porch inner doorway :-

"THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN" 

DB 20 June 2024

Snitterby, Saint Nicholas Church, doorway
Stamford, St John Baptist
Stamford, St John Baptist
Stamford, St John Baptist

North west door - the usual entrance to the church.

September 2014

Stamford, St John Baptist church
Stewton, St Andrew, Nave, North Door
Stewton, St Andrew, Nave, North Door
Stewton, St Andrew, Nave, North Door

Blocked north doorway.

"North side of Cll nave with blocked Cll doorway"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359976?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 September 2022

Stewton, Saint Andrew, Church, image, doorway
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Nave
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Nave
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Nave

"Rood loft doorway with chamfered rectangular surround and a 4 centred arched doorway at higher level. Also a C13 carving of Christ in Majesty, the head of which is missing"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147542?section=official-list-entry 

DB 24 June 2024 

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints Church
Syston, St Mary, Nave, Doorway
Syston, St Mary, Nave, Doorway
Syston, St Mary, Nave, Doorway

South door, with Saxon lintel above, viewed from the nave.

DB 21 March 2022

Syston, Saint Mary Church
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, North Aisle Door
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, North Aisle Door
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, North Aisle Door

This door on the north side of the nave, possibly original, is the usual modern entrance to the church.  It has a small wicket.

September 2010

Tattershall, Holy Trinity, north door, wicket
Welby, St Bartholomew, door
Welby, St Bartholomew, door
Welby, St Bartholomew, door

Pevsner simply describes this door at the south entrance as 'traceried'. It is clearly in Perpendicular style.

Does it date from the fifteenth century or from Hakewill's restoration of 1873? Its condition suggests the latter.

April 2016

Welby, St Bartholomew, door
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner

"6 panelled inner doors with semi-circular headed panels above in similar arch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063626?section=official-list-entry 

DB 6 July 2022

Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, doorway