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Denton
 
Denton Hall
Denton Hall
Denton Hall

The Welbys had a succession of fine houses at Denton, culminating in the one designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield in the 1880s (illustrated here).

The house suffered a serious fire in 1906 but survived only to be demolished in 1939.

Denton,
Denton Manor
Denton Manor
Denton Manor

The Denton Manor shown in the postcard was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield for Sir W. E. Welby Gregory and built between 1879 and 1883.

The fire broke out in the private chapel, caused probably by a flue overheating.

The house was eventually demolished around 1939.

The flames may have added by the postcard manufacturer.

postcard 1906

Denton, Denton Manor, fire, Arthur Blomfield, Welby Gregory
Denton, Leys House
Denton, Leys House
Denton, Leys House

Leys House viewed from Saint Andrew's churchyard.

"Former school, now house. 1720, restored 1855, with minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308560

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states 

"Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1720 restored in 1855,  new school built in 1893 by Sir W.E Welby-Gregory bart. at a cost of £I,400, for 120 children

The old school has been converted into a master's house"

DB 16 September 2018 

Denton, Leys House
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew

St Andrew’s in Denton has a Transitional north doorway but is otherwise in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

The spacious interior contains numerous hatchments & monuments – one of 1602 to John Blyth but mostly to members of the Welby family.

Mark Acton, 2014

Denton, St Andrew, Welby, John Blyth
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew

"Parish church. c.1200, c.1300, C14, C15, C16, restoration of 1887-8 by Sir Arthur Blomfield, tower restored 1904, by Mr. Weir, architect"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Sir Arthur Blomfield, Mr Weir, architect
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"The church of St. Andrew is a building of stone, chiefly of the Perpendicular period, with some portion of Early Decorated work, and consists of chancel with chantry chapel, nave, aisles, south porch and a fine embattled western tower with pinnacles containing a clock and 6 bells"

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew
Denton, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"The church was thoroughly restored in 1887-8, under the direction of the late Sir A.W. Blomfield kt. M.A., A.R.A., F.S.A. at a cost of over £3,000, chiefly defrayed by the Welby family and the rector; the work included a new oak roof to the chancel (which retains its sedilia) and carved oak choir stalls and lectern.

The fragments of ancient glass scattered in the windows of the north aisle have been carefully collected, and are now placed in one of the chancel windows.

The chancel screen has also been thoroughly restored, and a new organ, costing nearly £600, presented by Major Welby"

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Sir A.W. Blomfield, Major Welby
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel

"The altar rails are C17 turned balusters with moulded rail and square newels"

"All other fittings are C19, except the reredos of 1911"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Chancel
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel

" In the sanctuary a C14 piscina and 3 seat sedilia with ogee heads and floriate terminals. The piscina basin is supported on a short octagonal pier and has a central rosette and radiating channels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar

Reredos of 1911.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Chancel, Altar
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Memorial to Lady Maria Welby who died 1920 and her son Richard a casualty of the First World War.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument

"C14 figure of a priest, partly sunk into a slab, with ogee headed surround"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Denton is a good example of the remains of a quadrangular base and octagonal shaft of a medieval standing cross.

Situated near the south porch, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009207 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Churchyard Cross
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Font
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Font
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Font

"The C15 octagonal font has rosettes and lion masks in quatrefoil panels and is set on an octagonal pillar decorated with rosettes"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, font
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument

"In the north aisle a marble wall monument to Richard Welby of 1714 by Thomas Green of Camberwell.

The fully wigged standing life sized figure of the deceased stands in an arched surround flanked by fluted pilasters with acanthus scrolls and broken segmental pediment contaning a cherub and putti leaning down from heaven holding a metal coronet, surmounted by an achievement.

Beneath is the inscription panel and to either side putti holding memento mori, and mourning, one with tears"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Richard Welby, Monument, Thomas Green
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, North Aisle, Monument

"A large white marble wall plaque containing a long inscription recording the history of the Williams and Gregory families, by Susannah Gregory who died in 1755 aged 84.

By Thomas Taylor.

At the foot a skull, bats wings, eternal serpent, hour glass"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Monument, Susannah Gregory, Thomas Taylor
Denton, St Andrew, Organ
Denton, St Andrew, Organ
Denton, St Andrew, Organ

Regarding the restoration of 1887-8 Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"The chancel screen has also been thoroughly restored, and a new organ, costing nearly £600, presented by Major Welby"

There is an inscription on the organ case stating

"TO THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF GOD

ALFRED WELBY DEDICATES THIS ORGAN 1887" 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Organ, Major Alfred Welby
Denton, St Andrew, Screen
Denton, St Andrew, Screen
Denton, St Andrew, Screen

"The oak screen has ogee headed central opening, with a pair of 2 light panels to each side surmounted by coved and brattished top"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, screen
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument

"In the south aisle a wall monument to Johannes Blyth, d.1602, in ashlar.

The latin raised letter inscription is set in an egg and dart surround, flanked by Ionic pilasters and free standing Composite fluted columns, supporting a pediment containing a pair of naked female figures holding hour glasses leaning on a skull.

The frieze is decorated with medallions.

The reclining figure of the deceased his prayer book in hand lies on a half rolled up mattress on a tomb chest on which are portrayed his wife and 6 children, all named in raised letter"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062370 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, monument, Johannes Blyth
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
Denton, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument

More modern Welby memorial in the form of a comet.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Welby, memorial
Denton, St Andrew, Tower
Denton, St Andrew, Tower
Denton, St Andrew, Tower

"The church originally had only four bells, but now has six.

The bells were re-hung in 1855 by Denton wheelwright and machine-maker John Caborn.

In 1994 the bells were again re-hung in metal frames by Hayward Mills Associates"

http://www.harlaxtongroup.org.uk/public/denton.php 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"In 1904 the tower was restored at a cost of £850, the work being carried out by Mr. Weir, architect, under the direction of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings"

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Tower, John Caborn, Hayward Mills Associates, Mr Weir architect
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Bell Mechanism
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Bell Mechanism
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Bell Mechanism

Bell mechanism by Taylors of Loughborough.

http://taylorbells.co.uk/history/  

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, bell
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments

Welby family hatchments  recently restored.

 DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, Hatchments

Welby family hatchments  recently restored.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, hatchments
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, West Window
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, West Window
Denton, St Andrew, Tower, West Window

The top row of figures depicts Saints Andrew, Peter, Paul & John.

Bottom row depicts the old testament characters Abrahm, Moses, David & Elliah.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, West Window
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial

First World War memorial.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial

Second World War memorial.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, War Memorial
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial, Roll of Honour
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial, Roll of Honour
Denton, St Andrew, War Memorial, Roll of Honour

First World War Roll of Honour.

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church