St Bartholomew's, Sproxton

Grade II* listed The church was originally built in the 13th century, the rest mostly late 14th century. Sproxton is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, but there is a cross in the churchyard dating from the late 10th century. The west tower is the oldest part, the base dates from circa 1200. The South porch, South aisle, South chancel including transept and chapel and the chancel arch are all 19th-century. They were rebuilt by H Woodyer in 1882. The church is built in ironstone with limestone dressings, the third stage of the tower is built in limestone. It has gargoyles and carved faces. The north wall of the nave has a blocked door. There is a three bay south arcade with octagonal piers from the 13th C. The chancel was extended slightly later on. The nave roof has moulded tie beams on arched braces dropping onto corbels. The corbels are carved as grotesques and animals. These are pre-19th century.   here is a late 14th century octagonal font. The chancel roof is similar to the nave, but the head corbels are 19th century. The organ is situated in the East end of the South aisle, and was installed in the 19th century.   POST CODE: LE14 4PZ