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St Peter’s Church, Kingerby

Two saints and three knights remembered

Located in the fields at the end of a twisting lane St Peter’s is surrounded by trees in the churchyard. It is a peaceful and unspoilt church with an appealing simplicity. The solid rustic tower is 12th-century or even earlier, and the rest of the church dates mainly from the 13th-and 14th-centuries.

The interior is light and airy with honey-coloured stone and a carved 17th-century roof. The windows in the south aisle contain rare and pretty 14th-century stained glass showing Saint Catherine with her wheel (looking strongly like a dart board) and Saint Cecilia playing a hand-held organ.

The monuments are very special. The two splendid 14th-century knights commemorate members of the Disney family. There is exquisite detail in the carving of the armour, belt and sword.

An even more extraordinary monument is a slab with a figure of a knight in relief. His head and praying hands at the top, and his feet at the bottom, are separated by an elaborate cross where his lower body and legs would be, and he has long flowing hair.


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St Peter’s Church, Kingerby

Market Rasen
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