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Baumber, Brick Kiln
Baumber, Brick Kiln
Baumber, Brick Kiln

Brick kiln at Baumber (TF 195 752), in the south-west corner of the parish.

This kiln type, similar to the scotch kiln but with vaulted brick roof and vents is found occasionally in Lincolnshire (eg, see Farlesthorpe) but seldom elsewhere.

The Baumber kiln was worked from c1870-95, principally by the Hutchinson & Jordan families. It was restored in 1986 for the owner, Mrs Fawcett, by Martin Hammond. 

Ken Redmore, 2006

Baumber, kiln, bricks, scotch,
Baumber, Bronze Age bangle
Baumber, Bronze Age bangle
Baumber, Bronze Age bangle

This solid gold bangle was discovered at Baumber, near Horncastle in 1997.

It is the largest example of its type from Lincolnshire. It was made in the later Bronze Age, between c.900 and c.700BC, and may not actually ever have been completed.

Some hammer marks are still visible, which would undoubtedly have been polished out on a finished item.

The bangle has simple terminals and no other decoration.

Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection

Baumber, Bronze Age, bangle
Baumber, Red Lion, Public House, Lincoln Road
Baumber, Red Lion, Public House, Lincoln Road
Baumber, Red Lion, Public House, Lincoln Road

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

"Addlesee William Hy. Red Lion P.H"

and in White's Directory of 1856 :-

"Baggaley Ann, vict. Red Lion"

About to be demolished with the plot being cleared for housing. 

DB 18 July 2019

Baumber, Red Lion, Public House
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

St Swithin’s is a Georgian red brick building in ‘Gothick’ style, with an interior that incorporates Norman and Early English features from the earlier church.

It was built in 1761 by Henry Clinton (9th Earl of Lincoln and later 2nd Duke of Newcastle) to house the family mausoleum.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin, Gothick, Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, Duke of Newcastle
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

A view of St Swithin from the south-west.

The blank quatrefoils - at both west and east ends of the aisles - are typical of the early Georgian Gothic Revival.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin church
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

This view of St Swithin's from the north-east shows the intersecting tracery of the pointed windows of nave and chancel.

The tracery was renewed and cusped by William Scorer of Lincoln in 1892.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church
Baumber, St Swithin, capital
Baumber, St Swithin, capital
Baumber, St Swithin, capital

One of the two octagonal piers in the north arcade. The arches are double-chamfered.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, capital
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Arch
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Arch
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Arch

Three Georgian ogee arches with feathered crockets divide the nave from the chancel.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, chancel arch
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Screen
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Screen
Baumber, St Swithin, Chancel Screen

The chancel is divided from the nave by these slender posts and splendid ogee arches.

In Pevsner's words: Their crockets have an unmistakably Georgian featheriness.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church
Baumber, St Swithin, Font
Baumber, St Swithin, Font
Baumber, St Swithin, Font

A plain, squat octagonal font, probably dating from the Medieval church rather than the Georgian reconstruction.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, font
Baumber, St Swithin, Grave Slab
Baumber, St Swithin, Grave Slab
Baumber, St Swithin, Grave Slab

This slab carries a dedication to John Eland and his two wives, dated 1463.

He lived in Raithby and was married again after his first wife died.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church, John Eland, monument
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment
Hatchment for Joeph Livesey, who married 1811 Ann, daughter of George Reade, and died 21 June 1843.  She died 15 October 1877.
Baumber, St Swithin church, Joseph Livesey, Ann Reade, George Reade
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment
Baumber, St Swithin, Hatchment

This hatchment was for Henry, 2nd Duke of Newcastle, died 22 Feb 1794.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, hatchment
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior&mnsp;View
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior&mnsp;View
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior&mnsp;View

The interior of St Swithin showing the retained medieval N and S arcades and the colourful Gothick screen between nave and chancel, a most unusual feature.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin, church Gothick
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior View
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior View
Baumber, St Swithin, Interior View

The view towards the east end of the church shows the splendid Gothick screen and the medieval three-bay arcades.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, interior
Baumber, St Swithin, Organ
Baumber, St Swithin, Organ
Baumber, St Swithin, Organ

The attractive single-manual pipe organ was built by Clarke and Sons of Kirton Lindsey and dedicated to the memory of Mabel Ellen Brown, 1893-1971. A plaque attached to the organ case describes her as 'a devoted worker for this church'.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, organ, Clarke & Sons, orhan builders, Mabel Ellen Brown
Baumber, St Swithin, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, porch

The brick porch dates from 1758, i.e. contemporary with the construction of the church.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin church, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, Pulpit
Baumber, St Swithin, Pulpit
Baumber, St Swithin, Pulpit

The pulpit, in painted panelled timber, dates from the Georgian refurbishment of the church.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, pulpit
Baumber, St Swithin, Tester
Baumber, St Swithin, Tester
Baumber, St Swithin, Tester

A richly decorated tester of painted wood in Gothick style was fixed above the pulpit in the Georgian church.

It is now attached to the wall above boards inscribed with the Ten Commandments at the west end of the north aisle.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church, tester, ten commandments
Baumber, St Swithin, War Memorial
Baumber, St Swithin, War Memorial
Baumber, St Swithin, War Memorial

The war memorial, mounted on the nave wall, records WW1 casualties:

John Bromfield, Willima Fawcett, William Jordan, William Laming, Gilbert Major Spencer.

September 2018

Baumber, St Dwithin, war memorial, Bromfield, Fawcett, Jordan, Laming, Spencer
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway

The west doorway of the church is late Norman with one order of colonettes and an arch with zig-zag.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin church, Norman doorway
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway
Baumber, St Swithin, West Doorway

The doorway through the porch at the west end of the church dates from the late Norman period. Zigzag decoraton embellishes the arch.

To the right is a waterleaf carving.

September 2018

Baumber, St Swithin, doorway
Baumber, Water Tower
Baumber, Water Tower
Baumber, Water Tower

This small water tower on the northern edge of the village close to the church (TF 222746) is now redundant.

The capacity of the cast-iron tank was about 6600 gallons (30 cu.m.).

October 2011

Baumber, water tower
Baumber, White Cottage
Baumber, White Cottage
Baumber, White Cottage

White Cottage was built in the seventeenth century in mud and stud construction, the common vernacular building method in the east of Lincolnshire

Pearl Wheatley, 2013

Baumber, White Cottage, mud and stud