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St Denys Church

 

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  • St Denys' Church in Sleaford is much expanded medieval church that has grown organically through the ages to accommodate its congregation.
  • The core of the church is the tower, nave and southern aisle with the spire added in 1220, the oldest stone broach spire in the United Kingdom.
  • Further extensions were made later in the 12th century when a northern transept was added along with a clerestory although the church never took on a cruciform shape with a southern transept, perhaps due to the fact that one of the main roads to the historic market place it overlooks was in the way.
  • The growth of church attendance in Victorian times saw a northern aisle added at the-then cost of 3,500 marking the last major extension.
  • A lightning strike in 1884 however saw the spire rebuilt although the majority of it remains medieval, and at the same time one of the missing windows on the western front was recreated.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
6821
First Uploaded
20-06-2013
Last Editorial Date
20-06-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Market Place, Sleaford. NG34 7SH
Council
North Kesteven District Council
County
Lincolnshire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1180
Completion date
1853
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
44.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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