St Botolph's Church is an Anglican place of worship in the village of
Quarrington, part of the civil parish of Sleaford in Lincolnshire,
England. By the time Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, a church in
Quarrington was part of Ramsey Abbey's fee, and around 1165 it was
granted to Haverholme Priory. The right to present the rector was
claimed by the Abbey in the 13th century, by the Bishop of Lincoln in
the early 16th century, and by Robert Carre and his descendants after
Carre acquired a manor at Quarrington. The oldest parts of the current
building date to the 13th century, although substantial rebuilding took
place over the following century. Renovations followed and the local
architect Charles Kirk the Younger carried out restoration work in 1862
and 1863, when he added a chancel in his parents' memory. The church
consists of a tower and spire with a nave and north aisle spanning
eastwards to the chancel. With capacity for 124 people, the church
serves the ecclesiastic parish of Quarrington with Old Sleaford.
Recognised for its age and tracery, the church has been designated a
grade II* listed building.
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If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent If the
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--T. S. Eliot
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