Rowston

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Rowston
St.Clement's church, Rowston, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 95528.jpg
St Clement's Church, Rowston
Rowston is located in Lincolnshire
Rowston
Rowston
Location within Lincolnshire
Population178 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF084564
• London110 mi (180 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSleaford
Postcode districtLN4
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°05′39″N 0°22′57″W / 53.094071°N 0.382525°W / 53.094071; -0.382525Coordinates: 53°05′39″N 0°22′57″W / 53.094071°N 0.382525°W / 53.094071; -0.382525

Rowston is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north from the town of Sleaford. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 178.[1]

In the 1086 Domesday Book Rowston is recorded as "Rowstune", with 34 households.[2]

The limestone parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Clement and dates from the 12th century. Anglo-Saxon decorated stonework has been re-used in the south chancel wall. It was refitted in 1741 and restored 1904-10. There is a 15th-century font, and over a doorway in the tower a 12th-century tympanum decorated with a cross and other motifs.[3][4]

A restored village cross stands on the green near the church and is both Grade II listed[5] and a scheduled monument.[6] It was restored in 1910 retaining the top step, base and shaft of the 15th-century original.[7]

Rowston Manor is a Grade II* listed limestone house dating from 1741 with an addition in 1985.[8]

A previous National school built here of red brick in 1852, is a Grade II listed building.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ Rowston in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Clements Rowston (1064293)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "St Clements Rowston (349108)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Village Cross (1359364)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Village Cross (Scheduled) (1009230)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Village Cross (349091)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Rowston Manor (1280659)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Rowston School (1205521)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rowston at Wikimedia Commons