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Aswarby
 
Aswarby Hall
Aswarby Hall
Aswarby Hall

This important house and estate belonged to a succession of notable families until owned by the Carres in the 16th century and the Whichcotes in the following century.

It is still owned by the Whichcotes, though the house was demolished in 1952.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach's book, 'Lincolnshire Country Houses and their Families: Part 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Aswarby, Carre family, Whichcote family
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis

Much of the nave construction is from the Decorated period.  The tower and spire are a little later (Perpendicular).

September 2013 

Aswarby, St Denis church
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis

This view from the south-west shows the fine Perpendicular tower of St Denis's church.  The spire, of the same period, has a simple array of 4 lucarnes.

September 2013

Aswarby, St Denis church
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis

The chancel of St Denis's church, seen here from the south-east, was rebuilt for Sir Thomas Whichcote by Edward Blore* in 1839-41

June 2017

* Edward Blore (1787-1879) was an eminent landscape artist and architect. He was responsible for remodelling Lambeth Palace and completed work on Buckingham Palace after Nash.

Aswarby, St Denis, Edward Blore, Thomas Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis

View of the church from the north-east. Structural problems have beset the church in the recent past and the top of the spire has become dislodged (cf. photo of 2013).

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis, font
Aswarby, St Denis, font
Aswarby, St Denis, font

A circular font with four corner shafts dating from the Transitional period. An unusual design.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, Font
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial

A memorial to George Bass, explorer, who was baptised in the church in 1771.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, George Bass, memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass memorial

The inscription on the memorial to George Bass.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass
Aswarby, St Denis, Hatchment
Aswarby, St Denis, Hatchment
Aswarby, St Denis, Hatchment

A hatchment in memory of Marianne, wife of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th Baronet. She died 10 May 1849.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, Whichcote, Marianne, Sir Thomas Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denis, interior
Aswarby, St Denis, interior
Aswarby, St Denis, interior

The four-bay arcade with quatrefoil pillars dates from the Decorated period.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis, memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, memorial
Aswarby, St Denis, memorial

This fine relief is a memorial to Lady Whichcote (d.1849) by Thomas Campbell*.

June 2017

* Thomas Campbell (1790-1858) renowned Scottish sculptor

Aswarby, St Denis, monument, Lady Whichcote, Thomas Campbell
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway
Aswarby, St Denis, south doorway

This is the fine Transitional south doorway at St Denis's church.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, Doorway