Icklingham All Saints

All Saints Church Icklingham

Name of Researcher/s Imogen Radford

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Name or number of building

All Saints’ church, Icklingham

Street name

The Street






Open Space Web-Map builder Code

Current use

Church (redundant)

Nature of original building (if discernible)

All Saints’Church

Alterations and additions

Please describe (if discernible)

Major reshaping c.1270-c.1350, tower and south aisle built and larger windows inserted into nave and chancel, walls heightened, can see a variation in the pebble work above the 14th century windows in the nave north wall.

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Windows from different stages in Decorated architecture (more below).

Nave west window, Perpendicular, added c.1480.

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South porch added 15th century Perpendicular.

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The three doorways are of first half of 14th century. 

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All roofs re-thatched in 1999.

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Some flint restored, eg patches on north wall, buttresses.

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Approximate General Period

Please include any information giving a more specific date, e.g. date plaque.

Medieval – up to 1530

Masonry of nave and maybe part of chancel 11th century, otherwise mainly 14th Century. Porch and one window Perpendicular.


Church :

Nave and Chancel South Aisle

Tower South Porch

+ Free-standing Wall (Churchyard wall also ancient, possibly medieval)

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Walling Material

Other Combination

Flint and rubble and plaster and stone

Flint Walling Technique

Random Rubble

Irregular Coursed

Knapped (some parts of some buttresses (tower, chancel, south aisle))

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Roofing Material

Thatch (all roofs except tower)

Doorway /Lintel Detail

All three doorways are first half 14th

Century with moulded arches. 

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Window Detail

In brief, the windows show evolution of Decorated architecture from c.1280-1340, from single to 5 light windows, from simple to curvilinear and reticulated. There is also one window in the Perpendicular style.

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 In addition there are two blocked up Norman windows 

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Please describe any outstanding or significant flint work.

Flint work is not the major attraction of this church.

Repairs to the churchyard wall identified a rare surviving length of original medieval wall.

(http://www.biab.ac.uk/issues/67960) [01]

Any other details or information.

All Saints is one of two churches in the village, at the south east end. Maps: [16, 17, 18].

The village is now one parish, Icklingham, but was originally two parishes, All Saints and St James, with the boundaries still marked on front of Flint House in The Street. All Saints church has been redundant for over 100 years. It is a Grade I listed building.

There is a great deal of interest in the interior, including medieval stained glass and floor tiles, stonework, furniture, and fittings.

Extract from the Churches Conservation Trust guide to the church (by Roy Tricker, 2006, available in the church or online, £3: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/DaysOut/Guidesguidebooks/Publicationstobuy/ or http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Assets/Publicationrequestforms/churchguidelist.pdf?1308299978 ):

The rich variety of tracery is in the windows shows the evolution of Decorated architecture from c.1280–1340. Simplest of all of the single, trefoil headed low side windows, westwards in the chancel.[05,06,09] Two triple windows, beside the porch and in the nave north-east, have simple intersecting tracery of c.1280 – 1300.[07,08] Later the arches of the window lights and tracery were embellished with cusping, forming lobes, as in the south-east window.[08] More intricate tracery then developed, as in the north and south chancel windows, [08] with their elegant curvilinear tracery and the fine three-light east window.[12] The largest window is the five-light east window of the aisle, which has reticulated tracery of c.1330,[10,11] a design also used in the double north nave window. The west window of the nave was added some 150 years later, in the Perpendicular style.[13]”

Other sources



There is a collection in the church of extracts from guides about this church and the other Icklingham church.