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Church Of St Wilfrid

  • Address: Church St
  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



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1325/00/00 Chancel, built in the early C14, has a reticulated window of 3 lights in the north wall, and 2 to the south, all with moulded hoods. Nave arcades, also C14, 4 bays, octagonal shafts with floriate capitals, double chamfered arches.
1350/00/00 Church Of St Wilfrid is rebuilt by William of Tothby on the site of the old church which was pulled down c 1350. The North Chapel was founded as a chantry chapel by the Tothby family in 1396.
1535/00/00 St Wilfrid's 4 stage tower is rebuilt 1525-1535, but part of the top stage and parapet are C19.
1550/00/00 John Oldrid Scott Artisan The C16 gabled south porch, surmounted by a parvise room, features moulded plinth, stepped corner buttresses and moulded parapet with pinnacles. C16 tower arch has octagonal responds and triple chamfered arch.
1566/00/00 Francis Spanning establishes a Grammar School in the parvise of Church Of St Wilfrid.
1591/07/20 Anne Hutchinson Born Anne Hutchinson is born to Bridget Dryden in Alford, Lincolnshire, and baptized there on 20 July 1591. Her father, Francis Marbury, is curate (deputy vicar) of Saint Wilfrid's and the schoolmaster at the Alford Free Grammar School.
1616/03/15 William Wentworth (elder) Architect William Wentworth is baptized in Alford, Lincolnshire, England.
1668/00/00 In the chancel, a standing alabaster monument surrounded by original wrought iron railings dedicated to Sir Robert Christopher, died 1668, and wife, of Alford Manor House.
1867/00/00 George Gilbert Scott Architect Church Of St Wilfrid is restored under the direction of Sir G G Scott. The 4 bay north aisle arcade is added.
1867/00/00 Stained glass in the east window is by Sir Ninian Comper.

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Particulars for Church Of St Wilfrid:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Era Medieval Europe
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Building Attribute Stained Glass

English National Heritage List Entry No: 1063026

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