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IoE Number: 334582
Photographer: Mr Keith Heywood
Date Photographed: 30 November 2003
Date listed: 24 November 1966
Date of last amendment: 24 November 1966
Grade I

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FISHLAKECHURCH LANESE 61 SE(east side)7/8Church of St. Cuthbert24.11.66

FISHLAKE CHURCH LANE SE 61 SE (east side) 7/8 Church of St. Cuthbert 24.11.66 GV I Church. C12 south door, also C13 but mostly C14 and C15. Ashlar magnesian limestone, lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower overlapped by aisles to 5-bay nave, lower 3-bay chancel with south chapel and north organ chamber in continuation of the aisles. In Decorated and Perpendicular styles. Tower: 4 stages. Chamfered plinth and 2 moulded bands; offset angle buttresses. C13 west door with pointed arch and hoodmould beneath large, transomed, 5-light window with cusped lights, traceried head and hoodmould. Above south aisle are carvings of a bird and crown. 3rd stage has west niche with statuette of St. Cuthbert beneath a crocketed pinnacle. String course below paired 2-light belfry openings with louvres, hoodmoulds and dividing buttresses. Iron-faced west clock across string course beneath embattled parapet with 8 crocketed pinnacles; gargoyles to north and south. Nave: chamfered plinth and moulded band; offset buttresses between bays, the east buttresses larger and with gablets. Buttressed and gabled south porch on left with restored outer doorway having shafts and semicircular responds to pointed arch with hoodmould; remarkable C12 south door within has columns to round arch of 4 orders heavily carved with foliage, heads, animals and figures (described at length in Pevsner, p201, plate 5). 3-light windows, that against tower with Tudor-arched head, that to right of porch with square head, the window beyond with reticulated tracery and pointed arch. C13 west window to south aisle has lancet lights beneath carved hoodmould. North aisle has 2 bays rebuilt in thinly-coursed stone; deeply-chamfered north door in a gabled portico set below a buttress; tall square-headed windows with cusped heads, that to bay 5 with Decorated tracery. Both aisles have oversailing course beneath parapets with roll-moulded copings and west pinnacles. Tall, Perpendicular, clerestorey windows of 3 lights beneath pointed arches with hoodmoulds. Cavetto-moulded course with gargoyles beneath embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles and cross to east. Chancel; C12 round-arched priest's door in rubblework panel on left, buttress to right with square-headed window of 5 ogee lights beyond; restored Perpendicular 3-light windows over. South chapel, in aisle, has diagonal buttress with gargoyles and cusped 5-light windows to south and east; north organ chamber similar. Decorated east window of 7 lights with curvilinear tracery and hoodmould. North wall has blocked, 2-bay, C13 arcade with buttress across eastern bay and triangular-headed 4-light window in west bay. Interior: 3 treble-chamfered tower arches. C13 aisle arcades with circular piers and capitals to double-chamfered arches, treble-shafted west responds, south-east respond with shafts and half-octagonal pier. C15 nave roof with 1 boss and traces of ceilure in wastern bay. C14 moulded chancel arch and quadrant-moulded west arches to chapel and organ chamber; Tudor arches into the chancel. C13 arcade to former north chapel. C15 chancel roof with cambered tie beams, punlins and carved boss. Octagonal font: C14, on 2-step plinth with figure niche beneath canopy on each side; probably C18 wooden cover with bird finial. Mostly C19 fittings: earlier rood screen with mullions and ogee-headed opening. Royal coat of arms `GR 1754' near north door. Monuments: large tomb chest against chancel north wall to Richard Marshall (d1505) - plinth and side panels with inscriptions and carvings of books, chalices, tools, scales etc; no brass inlay remains. Nearby a carved stone frame with inscription to Robert Simpson (d1704); opposite a broken- pedimented wall plaque to Rev. John Gibson (d1768) and wife Margaret (d1759). Brasses in south chapel to Hannah Perkins (d1669) and Richard Perkins (1673). N. Pevsner, B.O.E., 1967.ed.

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