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Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road
Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road
Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"There are almshouses, erected and endowed by the late Bishop of Nottingham during the years 1876-84, for poor widows and others"

DB 16 July 2019 

Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses
Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road
Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road
Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road

Detail of the central coat of arms belonging to Edward Trollope, Rector of Leasingham and Bishop of Nottingham who endowed the almshouses.

"Currently the accommodation comprises three adjoining ground floor flats, two of which are occupied by a single resident each and one by a couple"

https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=215312&subid=0 

DB 16 July 2019 

 

 

Leasingham, Bishop's Almshouses, Lincoln Road
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House
Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House

In Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 Richard Lawson the landlord is also described as a shopkeeper.

Reported by Sleaford Standard 7 March 2018 that

"The Duke of Wellington in Leasingham went up for sale last year and residents held a meeting in December when they found strong support for buying it to maintain the amenity for the village"

https://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/lifestyle/shares-up-for-sale-to-buy-pub-for-community-1-8404597 

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, Duke of Wellington, Public House, Richard Lawson
Leasingham, Manor House
Leasingham, Manor House
Leasingham, Manor House

Leasingham Manor House dates from the seventeenth century.

The grand south front, hidden from the street, has five bays and two storeys with rusticated quoins and a panelled parapet.

The doorcase has Doric pilasters.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

Leasingham, Doric
Leasingham, Manor House
Leasingham, Manor House
Leasingham, Manor House

House dates from around 1750 with late C18 and C19 alterations. 

DB 4 April 2010

Leasingham Manor House
Leasingham, Milepost
Leasingham, Milepost
Leasingham, Milepost
Leasingham, Milepost
Leasingham, Old House
Leasingham, Old House
Leasingham, Old House

"House. 1655 restored C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261414 

Inscribed shield reads

"K

BE

1655"

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, Old House
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew

The church has an Early English tower with broach spire, Decorated south arcade and a chancel of 1863.

The interior is scraped and is none the better for it.

Mark Acton, 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew

Church tower and war memorial viewed from Captain's Hill.

Three stage tower with Early English broached spire. 

DB 16 March 2014

Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew

View of chancel (built 1863) and south aisle.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel

Looking east towards the sanctuary.

The chancel was rebuilt in 1863 by Edward Trollope who was rector of the parish for 50 years.

"C19 brass and wooden altar rail and a small ashlar reredos, C19 encaustic tiles, and C19 wooden choir stalls"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261413 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel & Vestry
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel & Vestry
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel & Vestry

Looking north, across the chancel, and into the lean-to C19 vestry.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, Decorative Tiles
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, Decorative Tiles
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, Decorative Tiles

C19 encaustic floor tiles in the sanctuary.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, tile
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Leasingham, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "the stained east window is a memorial to Willliam Heaford Dawbney esq. who died at Scarthoe, 21 April, 1895"

Glass inserted by his son who was rector of Leasingham at the time. 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, stained glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

Inscription reads

"EDWARD TROLLOPE DD BISHOP OF NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACON OF STOW AND FOR 50 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH BORN APRIL 15 1817 DIED DECMBR 10 1893" 

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Churchyard Cross, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave

View from a former doorway above the tower arch. 

"Chancel arch, C19 with moulded capitals and bases. Ornate C19 wooden nave and chancel roofs supported on carved ashlar corbels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261413 

The east end of the aisle was restored and chancel rebuilt by Edward Trollope, Suffragan Bishop of Nottingham and a noted antiquarian.

He was rector here 50 years from 1843 to 1893. Second cousin to the author Anthony Trollope

DB 3 May 2014

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Edward Trollope, Bishop Nottingham
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

"Nave has a C19 wooden pews and an ashlar pulpit"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261413 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

" Double chamfered shallow pointed tower arch with irregular triple shafted responds. Above a former doorway, and the scar of an earlier roof line"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261413 

Tower arch has been infilled post 2005 (when the Church Guide was last revised) with new toilet facilities etc. 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Glass

Fragments of old glass set high up in a nave window next to the pulpit.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial Slab Charles Medlycot
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial Slab Charles Medlycot
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Memorial Slab Charles Medlycot

Church Guide states :-

"marble memorial slab commemorating Charles Medlycot who was murdered by an absconding servant in 1737 on the eve of his wedding"

Partly hiddenby the organ. 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Charles Medlycot
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Organ
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Organ
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Organ

The Church Guide states :-

"The small chamber organ is believed to have come from nearby Haverholme Priory"

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, organ
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Leasingham, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit carved from Ancaster stone.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Pulpit
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch

The porch - konwn as an Angel porch - was built at the time of a Victorian restoration incorporating figures of angels dating from the fourteenth century.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew, angel porch
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch, Angel
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch, Angel
Leasingham, St Andrew, Porch, Angel

The fourteenth century carved angel on the left of the porch entrance.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew, angel
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking east past the font towards the Lady Chapel.

"3 bay south arcade, with keeled quatrefoil shafts piers, and single shaft responds, all with moulded capitals and bench bases"

(bench bases hidden in this image by the pews)

"south aisle has plain C18 roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261413 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope

Bust of Edward Trollope, above a blocked doorway, in the north east corner of the Lady Chapel. 

The Church Guide states "We owe much of the present building to the Right Reverend Edward Trollope (related to the author of that name) who was Rector of Leasingham for fifty years holding this in plurality as Archdeacon of Stow from 1867 and as Bishop of Nottingham from 1877.

His memorial cross stands in the church yard.

Under his direction the nave roof was rebuilt at a greater height and the chancel added with a lean-to vestry"

Trollope is also remembered as a noted antiquary :-

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

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Edward Trollope

Photograph of Edward Trollope displayed in the south aisle.

The Church Guide states :-

"By 1665 the church was in such a ruinous state that it was unfit to use and permission was granted to take down the derelict chancel and use the stone to repair the nave.

By 1863 the church was still without chancel or vestry the roof leaking, doors decaying, spire in need of restoration and the tower arch blocked with masonry.

In winter, "the more delicate parishioners were unable to attend divine service, others contracted illnesses"

We owe much of the present building to the Right Reverend Edward Trollope (related to the author of that name) who was Rector of Leasingham for fifty years holding this in plurality as Archdeacon of Stow from 1867 and as Bishop of Nottingham from 1877.

His memorial cross stands in the church yard.

Under his direction the nave roof was rebuilt at a greater height and the chancel added with a lean-to vestry"

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Edward Trollope
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font

The font dates from the early 1200s but the sides of the octagonal bowl were carved later - possibly in the sixteenth century - with unidentifiable scenes and figures.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font Detail
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font Detail
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font Detail

Detail of a carved figure on the side of the font. (A knight proceeding to battle?)

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass

Fragment of old glass set high up in a south window near the Lady Chapel.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Glass

Fragments of old glass set high up in the Lady Chapel east window.

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, glass
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Lady Chapel

The Church Guide states that the Lady Chapel, at the east end of the south aisle, was rededicated in 1996.

"The Altar and Altar rails came from the disused church of Amber Hill in 1965"

The blocked doorway on the left, with Edward Trollop's bust above, would have given entrance to the former rood screen. 

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Royal Arms
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Royal Arms
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, Royal Arms

A Royal Arms of 1801-16.

Mark Acton, 2017

Leasingham, Royal Arms
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Leasingham, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial

"ACTIVE SERVICE 

SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES 1939 - 1945"

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, St Andrew, tower
Leasingham, St Andrew, tower
Leasingham, St Andrew, tower

Much of the tower dates from the early 1200s (Early English period).

The twin bell openings are from that period though Pevsner suggest that they were modified later.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew, bell openings
Leasingham, St Andrew, Tower, Bellringers
Leasingham, St Andrew, Tower, Bellringers
Leasingham, St Andrew, Tower, Bellringers

Displayed next to the tower arch.

The Church Guide states :-

"The belfry contains four bells with the following inscriptions 

1. IHESVIJS BE OVR SPEED 1617 5.50 cwt (Jesus be our speed)

2. GOD SAVE THE KING 6.50 cwt

3. GOD SAVE HIS CHVRCH 8.25 cwt

4. SS (Sanctus Sanctus) 14.00 cwt 

Sadly the bells can no longer be rung due to cracking in the tower and need for extensive tower renovations and a new bell frame"

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, bell
Leasingham, St Andrew, Vestry
Leasingham, St Andrew, Vestry
Leasingham, St Andrew, Vestry

The Church Guide states "In the Vestry walls are fragments of ancient, possibly Norman stonework, found during its building"

DB 16 July 2019

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church
Leasingham, War Memorial
Leasingham, War Memorial
Leasingham, War Memorial

First and Second World War memorial.

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, War Memorial
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane

"A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Sleaford Circuit Past And Present" prepared by  Colin Shepherdson & Peter Robinson June 1996 states :-

"The Wesleyan Reform Union have a chapel in Chapel Lane. The foundation stone of the present chapel was laid on the 22.4.1967, on the site of an earlier one erected in the 1850's.)"

The chapel is now closed and is being advertised for sale as a residential conversion. 

DB 16 July 2019 

Leasingham, Methodist, Chapel, Wesleyan Reform Union
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane
Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane

One of the foundation stones.

DB 16 July 2019 

Leasingham, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel, Chapel Lane