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Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway

The south doorway dates from the Early English period.

It has three orders of shafts, capitals with upright leaves and a richly moulded arch with both dog-tooth and billet decoration.

April 2015

Alkborough, St John Baptist doorway
Althorpe, St Oswald, doorway
Althorpe, St Oswald, doorway
Althorpe, St Oswald, doorway

The west doorway in the tower has a surround moulding with square leaves and faces - though much weathered.

August 2015

Althorpe, St Oswald church, doorway
Ancaster, St Martin, South Door
Ancaster, St Martin, South Door
Ancaster, St Martin, South Door

"South door has a bizarre trefoil head with pointed chamfered hood mould"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062422 

DB 9 July 2018 

Ancaster, Saint Martin, Church, South Door
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway

This is the fine Transitional south doorway at St Denis's church.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, Doorway
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway

This small blocked doorway, just to the right of the porch, dates from the 11th century.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

The west doorway of the church is late Norman with one order of colonettes and an arch with zig-zag.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin church, Norman doorway
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway

The fine west doorway is Norman, but was possibly moved to this position by Fowler in his rebuilding of 1875.

July 2012

Benniworth, St Julian church doorway, Norman
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway
Benniworth, St Julian, doorway

Detail of the Norman west doorway, with zig-zag decoration, clearly restored by Fowler.

July 2012

Benniworth, St Julian church doorway, Norman zig-zag
Boothby Pagnell, St Andrew
Boothby Pagnell, St Andrew
Boothby Pagnell, St Andrew

The west door leading into the tower of St Andrew’s at Boothby Pagnell.

The medieval iron work is notable.

September 2011

Boothby Pagnell, west door, medieval ironwork
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease

"South doorway has early C12 chip star decorated lintel and tympanum with C19 door"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062416 

DB 29 March 2018

Brandon, Saint John, Chapel of Ease
Branston, All Saints
Branston, All Saints
Branston, All Saints

The little used west door at Branston is Norman with blank arcading of the same period on either side.

June 2013

Branston, All Saints church
Broughton, St Mary
Broughton, St Mary
Broughton, St Mary

This doorway, on the south side of the Anglo-Saxon tower, has thick columns either side with plainly chamfered capitals.

February 2015

Broughton, St Mary church, doorway
Caistor, St Peter&nbspand St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul

Doorway in west tower.

June 2008

Caistor, St Peter and St Paul church
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Door
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Door
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Door

"South door has a cusped head surmounted by a slightly ogee headed hood mould and a croketed gable containing a seated figure of the Virgin which is flanked by pinnacles which are cut by the porch roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317320 

DB 25 April 2018 

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Church, South Door
Claxby by Alford, St Andrew
Claxby by Alford, St Andrew
Claxby by Alford, St Andrew

The west doorway has two pairs of colonettes with scalloped capitals, and chevron moulding round the arches.

September 2015

Claxby-East-Lindsey, St Andrew church, doorway
Coates by Stow, St Edith
Coates by Stow, St Edith
Coates by Stow, St Edith

The south doorway into the nave, with round arch and dog-tooth mouoding, is from the Transitional period.

June 2013

Coates By Stow, St Edith church, south door
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowland, Croyland Abbey

The tympanum over the doorway in the west wall of the nave of the former abbey church.

The quatrefoil contains scenes from the life of St Guthlac.

It dates from the mid-thirteenth century.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland Abbey
Crowle, St Oswald, doorway
Crowle, St Oswald, doorway
Crowle, St Oswald, doorway

The south doorway is an outstanding example of Norman work.

There are two orders of colonnettes, decorated capitals and an arch of several orders.

August 2015

Crowle, St Oswald church doorway
Dry Doddington, St James, South Door
Dry Doddington, St James, South Door
Dry Doddington, St James, South Door

Detail of south door. 

"early C12 doorway with chevroned round headed arch and jambs, hood mould, and mask head label stops"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253449 

DB 5 September 2018

Dry Doddington, Saint James, Church, door
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

The Early English style west doorway of 1853 has four orders, and dog tooth decoration round the arches.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church, doorway
Glentworth, St Michael, priest's door
Glentworth, St Michael, priest's door
Glentworth, St Michael, priest's door

The priest's doorway in the south wall of the chancel dates from the late 12th century.

It has a semi-circular hood mould and waterleaf capitals.

May 2015

Glentworth, St Michael church, priest's door
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway

The doorway at St Clements has an ogee hood mould.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church, doorway
Great Steeping, Old Church, west doorway
Great Steeping, Old Church, west doorway
Great Steeping, Old Church, west doorway

The west doorway to the Old Church has a moulded surround and a keyed-in oval window over.  This dates from 1748.

The plaque above the door reads: "Built in The / Year 1748 / Restored A.D. 1908"

September 2011

Great Steeping, old church, west doorway
Haconby, St&nbspAndrew
Haconby, St Andrew
Haconby, St Andrew

The north doorway is situated in one arch of the north aisle, flanked by the millions of the window above - all in Perpendicular style.

October 2017

Haconby, St Andrew
Haconby, St&nbspAndrew, south doorway
Haconby, St Andrew, south doorway
Haconby, St Andrew, south doorway

The south doorway, viewed here through the length of the porch, probably dates from the Tudor period (or is it a four-centred acrh?).

Above the doorway is a hood mould with qautrefoil decoration.

October 2017

Haconby, St Andrew, doorway
Healing, St Peter & Paul, west door
Healing, St Peter & Paul, west door
Healing, St Peter & Paul, west door

The doorway has five orders, and a crocketed ogee hood flanked by pinnacles. It probably dates from James Fowler’s restoration of 1840.

July 2014

Healing, St Peter & St Paul church, west door
Holton le Moor, St Luke, south doorway
Holton le Moor, St Luke, south doorway
Holton le Moor, St Luke, south doorway

The south doorway is late Saxon or early Norman and was widened by Place in 1854. It has chamfered imposts and a tympanum.

May 2016

Holton le Moor, St Luke, doorway
Immingham, St Andrew, south door
Immingham, St Andrew, south door
Immingham, St Andrew, south door

This simple doorway in the south wall dates from the early 13th century.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church, south door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door

The priest's door through the south wall of the chancel, dating from the Transitional period, survived the rebuilding of the chancel in 1854.

It is not in regular use, it seems.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway

The principal doorway into the church, on the south side of the nave, dates from the Norman period but has been extensively restored.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway, Norman
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, priest's doorway
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, priest's doorway
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, priest's doorway

The priest's doorway on the south side of the chancel is from the Norman period.

The arch has typical zig-zag decoration and the tympanum over the doorway has close-beaded interlace decoration.

June 2013

Kirton Lindsey, St Andrew church
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, west doorway
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, west doorway
Kirton in Lindsey, St Andrew, west doorway

The doorway in the west tower at St Andrew's dates from the thirteenth century, the Early English period.

June 2013

Kirton Lindsey, St Andrew church
Laughton, All Saints
Laughton, All Saints
Laughton, All Saints

Priest's door, Early English, part restored.

May 2010

Laughton, All Saints, priest's door
Little Bytham, St Medard, north doorway
Little Bytham, St Medard, north doorway
Little Bytham, St Medard, north doorway

Late twelfth-century north doorway.

Mark Acton, 2017

Little Bytham, St Medard, doorway
Little Bytham, St Medard, priest's doorway
Little Bytham, St Medard, priest's doorway
Little Bytham, St Medard, priest's doorway

An early twelfth-century priest’s doorway with carved tympanum.

Mark Acton, 2017

Little Bytham, St Medard, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, south door
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, south door
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, south door

The Norman south door at St Michael's.

This Romanesque arch has lozenge decoration with palmettes as part of the pattern.

July 2013

Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, Norman door, lozenge pattern
Middle Rasen, St Peter, South Doorway
Middle Rasen, St Peter, South Doorway
Middle Rasen, St Peter, South Doorway

The impressive Norman south doorway at St Peter's church.

The inner zigzag is followed by a wide band of crenellation and an outer band of beakhead.


Mark Acton, 2008

Middle Rasen, doorway, Norman,
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway

The west doorway was built in the Decorated period.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Newton on Trent, St Peter
Newton on Trent, St Peter
Newton on Trent, St Peter

The west doorway in the tower at St Peter's has stiff leaf capitals and deep mouldings to the arch.

May 2008

Newton on Trent, St Peter, west doorway
North Killingholme, St Denis, doorway
North Killingholme, St Denis, doorway
North Killingholme, St Denis, doorway

The priest's doorway in the south wall of the chancel is round-headed with chamfered surround and dates from c.1200.

July 2014

North Killingholme, St Denis church, doorway
North Rauceby, St Peter, doorway
North Rauceby, St Peter, doorway
North Rauceby, St Peter, doorway

Priest's door with ogee arched head in the south side of the chancel, the work of S S Teulon in 1853.

April 2016

North Rauceby, St Peter, priest's doorway, S S Teulon
North Scarle, All Saints, doorway
North Scarle, All Saints, doorway
North Scarle, All Saints, doorway

The round-arched door-head above the south doorway is something of a puzzle. Pevsner asserts that it cannot be Norman and suggests that it dates instead from the Elizabethan period.

October 2016

North Scarle, All Saints, doorway
North Willingham, St Thomas, doorway
North Willingham, St Thomas, doorway
North Willingham, St Thomas, doorway

The entrance to St Thomas's is through the west side of the tower. Both door and window above are fifteenth century, retained during the Victorian restoration.

July 2017

North Willingham, St Thomas, doorway
North Witham, St Mary, north doorway
North Witham, St Mary, north doorway
North Witham, St Mary, north doorway

The Norman north doorway with one order of shafts, one crocket and one waterleaf capital. The arch with one step and one slight chamfer.

Mark Acton, 2017

North Witham, St Mary, doorway
North Witham, St Mary, south doorway
North Witham, St Mary, south doorway
North Witham, St Mary, south doorway

The south doorway is much plainer than the north though from the same twelfth century period.

March 2017

North Witham, St Mary, south doorway
Riby, St Edmund, doorway
Riby, St Edmund, doorway
Riby, St Edmund, doorway

The outline of an early doorway retained in the north wall of the nave.

July 2014

 

Riby, St Edmund church, doorway
Rothwell, St Mary Magdalene, west doorway
Rothwell, St Mary Magdalene, west doorway
Rothwell, St Mary Magdalene, west doorway

The small doorway in the west face of the tower is typically Anglo-Saxon. It has plain chamfered imposts, a plain tympanum and a hoodmould - all heavily weathered.

April 2017

Rothwell, St Mary Magdalene, west doorway
Roughton, St Margaret
Roughton, St Margaret
Roughton, St Margaret

The blocked doorway on the north side of the tower. The wide range of materials used in the construction and modification of this church are apparent.

June 2013

Roughton, St Margaret church
Sapperton, St Nicholas, South Doorway
Sapperton, St Nicholas, South Doorway
Sapperton, St Nicholas, South Doorway

The south doorway of St Nicholas’s church is Early English in style, from the 13th century.

Dogtooth decoration around the pointed arch remains crisp and clear.

September 2013

Sapperton, St Nicholas church, south doorway
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, doorway
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, doorway
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, doorway

The Georgian west doorway has a Gibbs-type ashlar surround with a simple frieze and pediment above.

September 2015

Scremby, St Peter & St Paul church, west doorway, Gibbs
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway

The doorway in the south wall of the tower has a Gibbs surround and pediment.

A Gibbs surround to a doorway, an eighteenth century design feature, consists of alternating larger and smaller blocks of stone.

September 2015

South Thoresby, St Andrew church, doorway, Gibbs surround
South Witham, St John Baptist, south doorway
South Witham, St John Baptist, south doorway
South Witham, St John Baptist, south doorway

The south doorway, which has heads and fleurons in the moulding, probably dates from the fifteenth century.

March 2017

South Witham, St John Baptist, south doorway
Stainfield, St Andrew, doorway
Stainfield, St Andrew, doorway
Stainfield, St Andrew, doorway

The doorway, midway along the south (actually west, because of the odd orientation of the building) has a fine open segmental pediment on brackets.

September 2015

Stainfield, St Andrew 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
Stow, St Mary, Norman Doorway
Stow, St Mary, Norman Doorway
Stow, St Mary, Norman Doorway

The elaborate Norman south doorway dates to the mid-12th century.

It was restored in the 19th century.

Undated postcard

Stow, St Mary church, Norman doorway,
Stow, St Mary, Saxon Doorway
Stow, St Mary, Saxon Doorway
Stow, St Mary, Saxon Doorway

This doorway in the north transept formed part of the original Saxon building, and may date from the late 10th century.

Originally, the doorway would have led to an aisle or chapel.

Undated postcard

Stow, St Mary church, Saxon doorway,
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door

Transitional doorway with pointed arch but billet frieze.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, South Door
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway

The south doorway at St Edward's has typical Romanesque features.

December 2013

Sudbrooke, St Edward
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway
Sudbrooke, St Edward, doorway

Detail of the south doorway.

December 2013

Sudbrooke, St Edward
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door

"The south door has a restored Saxon lintel with standing figures of saints under an architectural arcade.

Above this is a 12th century tympanum".

https://www.lincstothepast.com/ST-MARY-S-CHURCH--SYSTON/1403452.record?pt=S 

DB 10 March 2018  


 

Syston, Saint Mary, South Door, Saxon, tympanum
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway

View of south doorway, dated before 1200, inside a more recent porch. 

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Saint Germain, Church, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway

Mass dial visible next to the south doorway. The enclosing porch is of more recent date.

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, mass dial
Timberland, St Andrew
Timberland, St Andrew
Timberland, St Andrew

Door in south side of chancel, part of Goddard's nineteenth century restoration in Perpendicular style.

August 2013

Timberland, St Andrew church, doorway
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Priest's Door
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Priest's Door
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Priest's Door

Pevsner (in his Buildings of England: Lincolnshire) is intrigued by this doorway on the south side of the nave.

It apparently replaced a window, but why is it so ornate?

September 2013

Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, priest's door
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, South Door
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, South Door
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, South Door

The south door into St Nicholas's church has one order of colonnettes with bossy leaf capitals and fine moulding in the arch.

The panelled door - with small wicket - is 17th century.

September 2013

Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, South Door
Welton, St Mary, door
Welton, St Mary, door
Welton, St Mary, door

There is an agee arch over the small priest's door, all dating from the Victorian restoration of thwe church.

May 2016

Welton, St Mary church, door
West Halton, St Etheldreda, doorway
West Halton, St Etheldreda, doorway
West Halton, St Etheldreda, doorway

The south doorway dates from the re-build of the 1690s.

August 2015

West Halton, St Etheldreda church, doorway
Wilsthorpe, St Faith, west door
Wilsthorpe, St Faith, west door
Wilsthorpe, St Faith, west door

The doorway on the west front carries a segmented pediment. There is a sexfoil window above.

September 2014

Wilsthorpe, St Faith, west door
Wroot, St Pancras, doorway
Wroot, St Pancras, doorway
Wroot, St Pancras, doorway

St Pancras's church stands in an exposed position and the limestone of the doorway surround has been eroded by wind and rain.

August 2015

Wroot, St Pancras church, doorway
Yarburgh, St John Baptist, doorway
Yarburgh, St John Baptist, doorway
Yarburgh, St John Baptist, doorway

The doorway created from limestone in the west face of the tower is in strong contrast to the ironstone.

June 2015

Yarburgh, St John Baptist church, doorway