St Andrew's Church, Folkingham

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St Andrew's Church, Folkingham
View from the South East with missing pinnacle
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication Saint Andrew
Administration
Deanery Deanery of Lafford
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Charles Robertson
St. Andrew's Church churchyard

The Church of St Andrew in Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England, is Grade I–listed Anglican church. Originating in the late 12th century, it was largely completed by the late 15th, with restorations carried out in 1825, 1858 and 1860.[1] It has early Decorated style arcades and a mainly Early English chancel, with a Norman pier where there was an opening into a chantry chapel. On the south side of the church are the remains of stocks and a whipping-post.[2]

The churchyard contains the war graves of two army personnel of the First World War.[3]

The church is a prominent feature of the village, but is inconspicuous from the Market Place. In 2006 it was damaged when gale force winds blew down two of the four pinnacles, one of which fell onto the roof causing damaging costing more than £100,000 to repair.[4]

Folkingham parish is part of the South Lafford Group of parishes in the Deanery of Lafford, Diocese of Lincoln.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Andrew", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 31 July 2011
  2. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 127, 128; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ CWGC Cemetery Report, details obtained from casualty record.
  4. ^ "Storm-damaged church needs backing", Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 2 February 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2011
  5. ^ The Church of England in the Sleaford Area of Lincolnshire, lafforddeanery.org.uk. Retrieved 31 July 2011

Coordinates: 52°53′25″N 0°24′33″W / 52.8904°N 0.4093°W / 52.8904; -0.4093