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Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints

Much of All Saints is 14th century, though considerable restoration was carried out by Rogers and Marsden in 1865.

The white, chalk building is very striking when viewed from the edge of the Wolds.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church, Rogers and Marsden, chalk
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints

The chancel with its traceried windows dates from 1865.

Greenstone buttresses and bands contrast with the chalk walls.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church, greenstone, chalk
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints

All Saints has a 14th century chalk tower.

The greenstone corners and angle buttresses were added in the 1865 restoration.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints
Legbourne, All Saints

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is a building of stone, wholly in the Decorated style of the later 14th century; it was restored in 1868, at a cost of about £2,000, and consists of chancel, nave of four bays, with clerestory, aisles, south porch and a western tower containing 5 bells and a clock, presented by Thomas Cheney Garfit esq. in 1891:

there are seven stained windows:

the east end of the south aisle anciently formed a chantry, and retains a small plain piscina in the south wall, discovered at the restoration:

the carved oak rood screen still exists, as well as an altar slab with its five consecration crosses, with which such slabs used to be marked, and there is another slab with inscription in Latin to Thomas Maidenwell, chaplain of this chantry, ob. Jan. 1507:

there are 250 sittings"

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel

Pevsner states "The chancel is of 1859 by Withers. Restoration 1868 by Rogers & Marsden"

Church guide states that the chancel was redecorated in 1995.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, East Window

Church Guide states "The windows are the work of Frederick Preddy in or around 1872" 

"In the centre is the crucifixion.

Moving round clockwise the scenes are, Moses striking the rock, The Passover, Sacrifice of the spotless and Moses raising the serpent.

The two scenes at the top are Cain murdering Abel and the Sacrifice of Abraham" 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church,stained glass
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Monument
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Monument
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Monument

A memorial to two unfortunate members of the Allenby family one (Frederick - 1800-1815) drowned whilst bathing at Mablethorpe, the other (Edmund - 1797-1819) died whilst climbing Mount Etna. Both were sons of Hinman and Ann Allenby of Kenwick House.

Mark Acton, 2016

Legbourne, All Saints, Allenby, monument
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Sanctuary
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Sanctuary
Legbourne, All Saints, Chancel, Sanctuary

Cusped ogee headed piscina visible in south wall.

C19 altar rail. 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
Legbourne, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
Legbourne, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial

"ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF LEGBOURNE IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR ALL IN FRANCE FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR AUG 4. 1914 - JUNE 28. 1919"

Church Guide states :-

"On the 29th March 1920 the War Memorial was unveiled to commemorate those who died for their country in the First World War.

It stands 12 feet high and is mode of Cornish Granite.

A Roll of Honour can be found in church for those who fought in the Second World War"

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, War Memorial
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave

Looking from the nave across into the south aisle. 

The white painted interior has elegant four-bay arcades - south one shown here - dating from c1380.

The rood screen is 15th century work.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church interior
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave

Looking east towards the rood screen and chancel arch.

"Chancel arch of c.1380 with pointed, double chamfered head and polygonal responds"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063692 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"Interior tower arch of c.1380"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063692 

Church Guide states :-

"As you look at the bell tower you can see a large wooden cross which was made by Eddie Osborne. It hung in the Methodist Chapel till it closed in 1983"

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit

Church Guide states that :-

"On October 10th, 1912 the Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey dedicated the new pulpit at the harvest service. This being a gift from the Allenby family who once lived at Kenwick Hall"

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church, pulpit
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Screen
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Screen
Legbourne, All Saints, Nave, Screen

"Fine C15 rood screen partially restored in C19 with central ogee headed opening flanked by 2 panels, lower sections blind, rich tracery with rosettes and narrow traceried buttresses"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063692 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church, rood screen
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle

Looking east towards the organ.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, Organ
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, Organ
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, Organ

Organ dates from 1868 by Forster & Andrews, Hull.

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

C19 screen around organ. 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church, organ
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, organ pipes
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, organ pipes
Legbourne, All Saints, North Aisle, organ pipes

Colourful organ pipes from the 19th century.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church, organ pipes
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle

Looking east towards the former chantry chapel of John Legbourne.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle

Church Guide states :-

"Where the side altar stands at east end of the south aisle was once a chantry, a small chapel where a privately commissioned priest said prayers for the soul of John Legbourne, Rector of South Somercotes, Canon of Lincoln Cathedral and Executor of John Gaunt.

There is a ledger stone in floor at the altar for one of those priests, Thomas Madynwel, who died in 1507" 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
Legbourne, All Saints, South Aisle, Roll of Honour

Church Guide states 

"A Roll of Honour can be found in church for those who fought in the Second World War"

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, All Saints, Church, roll of honour
Legbourne, Legbourne Road Railway Station
Legbourne, Legbourne Road Railway Station
Legbourne, Legbourne Road Railway Station

"Legbourne Road was a railway station on the East Lincolnshire Railway which served the village of Legbourne in Lincolnshire between 1848 and 1964.

The station was closed to passengers in 1953, and withdrawal of goods facilities took place in 1964.

The line through the station closed in 1970.

The station once housed a museum containing railway memorabilia; this closed in 1998 and the building is once again a private residence"

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

29 June 2019 

Legbourne Road railway station
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street

Village pump to the right with All Saints Church in the background.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street

Village pump with the former school visible in the background. 

"Pump. 1877"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359662 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street

Detail of inscription. 

"Erected in memory of a very dear mother by the vicar of this parish for the free use of his parishioners and all wayfarers. A.D. 1877"

DB 29 June 2019


Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Queens Head, Station Road
Legbourne, Queens Head, Station Road
Legbourne, Queens Head, Station Road

Not listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 or 1937 nor marked as a public house on the 6 inch OS map published 1951.

A beer retailer listed in the 1919 and 1937 directories.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, Queens Head, Public House
Legbourne, School
Legbourne, School
Legbourne, School

Former school now a private house. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1863, at a cost of £300, for 120 children; Isaac Househam, master"

Isaac Househam also listed as hon. sec. of the Reading Room.

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, School
Legbourne, School
Legbourne, School
Legbourne, School

Date stone reads

"LEGBOURNE CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL. 1863" 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, School
Legbourne, Windmill (1)
Legbourne, Windmill (1)
Legbourne, Windmill (1)

Unusually among Lincolnshire mills, Legbourne Mill was designed to operate by wind or water power.

It was built by Saundersons of Louth in 1847 and it remained in use until 1962.

Postcard by Tilley of Ledbury from David Robinson Collection, undated

Legbourne, windmill, Saunderson, Tilley Ledbury
Legbourne, Windmill (2)
Legbourne, Windmill (2)
Legbourne, Windmill (2)

One of the rare mills that could operate under wind or water power. It was built in 1847 and the last miller retired in 1962.

Location of mill: TF 362 842

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998
Legbourne, windmill, Peter Kirk