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Dunholme
 
Dunholme Manor
Dunholme Manor
Dunholme Manor

This ancient manor house, demolished in 1898, was part medieval, part Tudor, with eighteenth century alterations.

It began life as a monastic grange (of Barlings Abbey) and was occupied first by the Granthams.

After a succession of owners of some significance it became a farmhouse.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach and R Pacey's book, 'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses: Volume 2', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Dunholme, Manor, Barlings Abbey, grange, Grantham family
Dunholme, Beck Lane Ford
Dunholme, Beck Lane Ford
Dunholme, Beck Lane Ford

Viewed from next to the pinfold. 

OS 25 inch map published 1906 shows a sluice and a sheepwash just downstream of the ford.

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Dunholme, Ford, Beck Lane, sheepwash
Dunholme, Beck lane Pinfold
Dunholme, Beck lane Pinfold
Dunholme, Beck lane Pinfold

"DUNHOLME PINFOLD ONE OF TWO HISTORIC SITES IN THE VILLAGE WHERE STRAY ANIMALS WERE IMPOUNDED BY THE PINDER UNTIL A FINE WAS PAID BY THE OWNER FOR THEIR RELEASE" 

At the junction between Market Rasen Road and Beck Lane.

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Dunholme, pinfold
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School

Dunholme National School was built in 1862. It later became a Church of England Controlled Primary School and occupied new buildings elsewhere in the village.

May 2016

Dunholme, primary school
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School

A second view of the Old School. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1862, for 86 children; Miss Mary Harrington Towler mistress"

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Dunholme, school, Mary Harrington Towler
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring

The Dunholme Village Character Assessment April 2016 states :-

"The spring located at the foot of St Chadís Church, at the entrance to Holmes Lane, was bored in 1892 to a depth of 100 ft.

It is a particularly charming streetscape feature, which is subtly integrated into the stone walling which edges the roadside.

It has an interesting history, having been introduced on orders of the Sanitary Authorities, who deemed the water being used in Dunholme as being unfit for human consumption, and a cause of diphtheria in the village.

The spring was restored in 1964 and again in 1987"

https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=21032 

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Dunholme, water, spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring

"BORED 1892 100 FEET DEEP RESTORED 1963 AND 1987 BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION" 

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Dunholme, water, spring
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad

This is a completely Early English church, except for Decorated features in the north aisle and windows introduced in the Victorian period.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Dunholme, St Chad church
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad

The tower of St Chad's is unbuttressed and has lancet windows typical of the Early English period.

The windows on the south side of nave and chancel date from a Victorian restoration.

May 2016

Dunholme, St Chad church
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Chad is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells:

there is a monument with kneeling figure to Robert Grantham, ob. 1616:

the church was restored in 1856 at a cost of about £600, and in 1902 was partially restored, an organ chamber and vestry added, and a stained east window erected at the expense of the late Rev. C. T. Swan LL.B:

the carved oak rood screen was erected in 1913 by Capt. Stevenson in memory of his wife:

there are 220 sittings"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel

"At the east end of the chancel are 2 repositioned carved C13 statue brackets supported on human heads"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

The organ chamber and door to the vestry, on the left in this image, were added in 1902.  

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Aumbry
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Aumbry
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Aumbry

In the chancel north wall is "a triangular headed aumbry with original C17 doors and decorative ironwork hinges"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, Chancel, Aumbry
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, East Window
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, East Window
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, East Window

The Church Guide states :-

"The East Window was given by the Rev Charles Trollope Swan, former Vicar, in 1900. It was made by Burlison and Grylls" 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, stained glass, window, Burlison and Grylls
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial

Brass wall plaque to Walter & William West killed in the  Matabele Rebellion of 1896.

"In March 1896, the Matabele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company.

The Mlimo (or M'limo, or Umlimo) the Matabele spiritual leader, is credited with fomenting much of the anger that led to this confrontation.

He convinced the Matabele and the Shona that the settlers (almost 4,000 strong by then) were responsible for the drought, locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the time"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Matabele_War 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, Matabeleland Rebellion
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Memorial

Memorial to Mary Carr (d. 1830) and her infant son.

North side of sanctuary. 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Monument
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Monument
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Monument

"In the chancel south wall is a monument to Robert Grantham d.1541, restored 1857.

The figure of the deceased is kneeling before a book, flanked by Doric columns supporting an entablature, above which is an inscription surmounted by oval armorial panels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, Robert Grantham, monument
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Organ
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Organ
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Organ

Organ originally built by Harrison & Harrison 1902 for the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Vicarage Lane, South Hylton, Sunderland.

Purchased and rebuilt by Cousans of Lincoln 1962.

A plate on the organ reads

"HARRISON & HARRISON 1902 / COUSANS (LINCOLN) LTD. / CITY ORGAN WORKS LINCOLN/ 1962" 

Restored by Cousans 2003.

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, organ, South Hylton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Harrison & Harrison
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Roof
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Roof
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, Roof

"The C19 chancel roof is painted"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, chancel roof, decoration
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, South Window
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, South Window
Dunholme, St Chad, Chancel, South Window

C14 style south window with C19 stained glass (from the former east window?).

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, stained glass window
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn

"DUNHOLME CAIRN 2000"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, churchyard
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand

"Lampstand. 1897. Cast iron. A fluted tapering shaft with decorative top containing a fleur de lys on a shield at the centre, and surmounted by a glass lantern. Originally a gas light, erected in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064140 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, churchyard, lamppost, Lampstand
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Lampstand

"ERECTED 1897, IN COMMEMERATION OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF H.M. QUEEN VICTORIA"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, churchyard, lamppost, Lampstand, DIAMOND JUBILEE, QUEEN VICTORIA
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

"All fittings are C19 or C20, including the chancel screen of 1912"

https://https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"The 3 bay early C13 north and south arcades have quatreroil piers with slender shafts at the diagonals, keeled responds, quatrefoil capitals, double chamfered arches, hood moulds and human head label stops.

The south arcade has some nail head decoration.

The tower arch has octagonal imposts and capitals, a double chamfered arch with hood mould and ammonite label stops. The chancel arch also has keeled responds, annular capitals and double chamfered arch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

Tower screen 1914. 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave

A closer view of the chancel screen.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "the carved oak rood screen was erected in 1913 by Capt. Stevenson in memory of his wife" 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave, Pulpit
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave, Pulpit
Dunholme, St Chad, Nave, Pulpit

C19 or early C20 wooden pulpit.

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, nave, pulpit
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle

Looking east.

Boards at the east ends of the north and south aisles bear the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer and The Apostles' Creed. 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle

Looking west past the north door.

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle, Window
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle, Window
Dunholme, St Chad, North Aisle, Window

The Church Guide states :-

"The stained glass window in the North of the Nave is a memorial to the Rev., Samuel Wild, Vicar of Dunholme 1900-1935.

This window was erected in 1936 and depicts St. Hugh of Lincoln and St Chad. It also features the Cathedrals of Lincoln and Lichfield"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, stained glass window, Samuel Wild, St Hugh, St Chad
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch

"The south porch of 1914 has a cusped outer arch surmounted by a niche containing a carving of St. Chad, with side benches and quatrefoil side lights"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch

"The inner doorway is C13 with single chamfer, hood mould, label stops one ammonite and one human head"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, porch
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch, Sculpture
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch, Sculpture
Dunholme, St Chad, Porch, Sculpture

The small statue over the south porch represents St Chad.

Chad was a seventh century bishop of Mercia and LIndsey.

May 2016

Dunholme, St Chad church, sculpture
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle

Looking east.

Boards at the east ends of the north and south aisles bear the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer and The Apostles' Creed. 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, south
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle

Looking past the font towards a glass case on the West wall (above the blue chairs). The Church Guide states :-

"The Church's greatest treasure is a Cuir Bouilli or Steeped leather case.

It is enclosed in a glass case on the West wall of the Nave and was found in the church in 1879.

It was repaired and restored to the church in 1927.

The case is a great rarity, for only about a dozen others exist.

Dating from the 15th Century or possibly even earlier, it was thought to carry a chalice (of the type used in the 13th Century)" 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, Cuir Bouilli
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Font
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Font
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Font

"The C15 octagonal font has fleurons and seated figures of saints in niches to both pedestal and bowl"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064139 

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, font
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, Roll of Honour

Illuminated Roll of Honour Second World War (1939-1945).

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, roll of honour
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, War Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, War Memorial
Dunholme, St Chad, South Aisle, War Memorial

"44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED AT ROYAL AIR FORCE DUNHOLME LODGE MAY 1943óSEPT 1944 "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM" DEDICATED 21st MAY 1989"

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Dunholme, Saint Chad, church, war memorial, 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON
Dunholme, War Memorial
Dunholme, War Memorial
Dunholme, War Memorial

"ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF DUNHOLME WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18"

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Dunholme, War Memorial