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Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge

Now within Lincoln, Bracebridge All Saints has an Anglo-Saxon nave, with long and short quoins.

Inside, the tall narrow Saxon chancel arch is also notable. The north chapel was built by J L Pearson, 1874-75.

Mark Acton, 2010

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints church, Pearson, Saxon,
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road

"The church was erected in the Early Decorated style in 1903 to designs by the architect C. Hodgson Fowler.

It contains decoration, rood screen and stained glass dating from the early 20th century by Ninian Comper.

The church is noted as having an altar slab from Bardney Abbey"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Church,_Lincoln 

Peter Kirk Collection, 3 March 1990

Churches, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, C. Hodgson Fowler, Ninian Comper
Lincoln, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, Monks Abbey

This is the chancel of the 12th century church of the abbey, the cell of St Mary's Abbey, York.

The eastern part (facing the camera) was rebuilt in the 13th century and the windows renewed a century or so later.

April 2016

Churches, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, Monks Abbey

This is the unbuttressed chancel of the original 12th century abbey church. The windows seen here on the south side, with their Perpendicular tracery, were renewed c.1400.

April 2016

Churches, Monks Abbey
Lincoln, St Andrew
Lincoln, St Andrew
Lincoln, St Andrew

This church, built in the Early English style by James Fowler in 1877 with seating for 600, stood on Canwick Road.

The chancel was decorated by G F Bodley.

It was demolished in 1968.

Churches, St Andrew church, James Fowler, G F Bodley
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict

St Benedict's church, on the west side of the High Street below High Bridge, has a late Anglo-Saxon tower with twin bell openings.

Much of the building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. It is the home of the Mothers' Union for the Lincoln Diocese.

The city's principal war memorial stands to the west of the church on the site of the graveyard shown in this photograph.

Postcard, 1905

Lincoln, St Benedict church, Mothers' Union, war memorial,
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict

View of the church from the north-east with the early thirteenth century chancel to the left and the north chapel to the right.

The City's principal war memorial can be seen on the extreme left.

December 2017

Churches, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict

Viewed from the north-west, the tower which was rebuilt in the seventeenth century with Anglo-Saxon features such as the twin bell openings.

December 2017

Churches, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict
Lincoln, St Benedict

Much of the church was demolished at the time of the Civil War. The nave and tower are part of the seventeenth century reconstruction.

December 2017

Churches, St Benedict, Civil War
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior

Interior view looking east. 

Medieval building was badly damaged during the English Civil War. Only the original chancel and north chapel remain. 

Saved from demolition in 1930s by public subscription. 

Now headquarters of The Lincoln Diocesan Mothers' Union. 

http://www.lincolnmothersunion.com/ 

DB 12 April 2018

Churches, Lincoln, Saint Benedict, Lincoln Diocesan Mothers' Union
Lincoln, St Benedict, Royal Arms
Lincoln, St Benedict, Royal Arms
Lincoln, St Benedict, Royal Arms

George II Royal Coat of Arms dated 1734 but repainted 1819.

Churchwardens in 1734 were I.Harrison and J.Jellis.

Churchwarden in 1819 was John Kirton.

DB 12 April 2018 

Churches, George II, Royal Coat of Arms, I.Harrison, J.Jellis, John Kirton
Lincoln, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith

St Faith's Church (now St Faith & St Martin) in Charles Street in the West End was built by C H Fowler in 1895.

December 2017

Churches, St Faith, C H Fowler
Lincoln, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith

St Faith's was built in the style of the Perpendicular period.

Red brick (possibly local) was laid in English bond.

December 2017

Churches, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith, bellcote
Lincoln, St Faith, bellcote
Lincoln, St Faith, bellcote

The bellcote consists of a corbelled out brick tower with louvred timber openings and a slated pyramidal roof.

December 2017

Churches, St Faith
Lincoln, St Faith, window
Lincoln, St Faith, window
Lincoln, St Faith, window

Window in the south wall of the nave with tracery in typical Perpendicular style. A pink sandstone has been used for the tracery.

December 2017

Churches, St Faith
Lincoln, St Giles
Lincoln, St Giles
Lincoln, St Giles

Built in 1936, St Giles is a copy in red brick of the 18th century church of St Peter-at Arches, demolished a few years earlier.

The building incorporates some masonry and fittings from the 18th century church which stood at the junction of High Street and Silver Street in the City.

February 2012

Churches, Lincoln St Giles
Lincoln, St Giles
Lincoln, St Giles
Lincoln, St Giles

Built in 1936, St Giles is a copy in red brick of the Georgian church of St Peter-at Arches, demolished a few years earlier in the centre of Lincoln.

The building incorporates some masonry and fittings from the 18th century church.

February 2012

St Giles, St Peter at Arches, Lincoln
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham

Original village church of Boultham.

"Part of a group parish with nearby Holy Cross parish, which was built when the needs of the parish outgrew St Helen's.

St Helen's is now used only occasionally for services"

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

Boultham Parish has its own website with a photo gallery of both churches.

https://sites.google.com/view/boultham-parish-website/home 

DB 23 April 2018

Churches, Lincoln, Saint Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham

"Church. C13. Chancel rebuilt 1864 by Michael Drury. Nave extended and restored 1887 by C H Fowler"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388566 

DB 23 April 2018

Church, Lincoln, Saint Helen, Boultham, Michael Drury, C H Fowler
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham
Lincoln, St Helen, Boultham

Boultham Park "includes a 13th-century church dedicated to Saint Helen.

This was restored by C. Hodgson Fowler in 1887.

Part of a group parish with nearby Holy Cross parish, which was built when the needs of the parish outgrew St Helen's.

St Helen's is now used only occasionally for services.

Outside the church is a memorial to the Crimean war, erected in 1858"

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

Peter Kirk Collection, 6 August 1989

Church, Lincoln, Saint Helen, Boultham, Michael Drury, C H Fowler
Lincoln, St Helen, Crimean War Memorial
Lincoln, St Helen, Crimean War Memorial
Lincoln, St Helen, Crimean War Memorial

Crimean war memorial c1858 in Saint Helen's churchyard.

"BROUGHT FROM

SEVASTOPOL

AND PLACED HERE BY

MAJOR R.G. ELLISON

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HIS COMPANY

47TH REGT 

WHO FELL IN THE CRIMEAN WAR" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388567

DB 23 April 2018

Church, Lincoln, Saint Helen, Boultham, Crimean War, Memorial, Sevastopol, Ellison, 47th Regiment
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist

The interior of the church of St John Baptist, Ermine, Lincoln, which was designed by local architect Sam Scorer and opened in 1963.

Scorer's design, with its central sanctuary, was based on the ideas of the New Churches Research Group, formed in 1957.

The colourful window in the east wall was designed by Keith New at the Royal College of Art.

undated postcard

Lincoln, St John the Baptist church, Sam Scorer, Keith New, New Churches Research Group,
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist

The church of St John Baptist, Ermine, Lincoln was designed by local architect Sam Scorer and opened in 1963.

It is one of several structures he created in which the roof shape is a hyperbolic parabola and is constructed in 3-inch reinforced concrete covered in aluminium.

The roof's low points to the north and south originally dipped into pools of water.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, St John the Baptist church, Sam Scorer, hyperbolic parabola,
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist

The church viewed from the south-west. The two low points of the roof are now fenced off to prevent unauthorised accees to the roof.

November 2017

Churches, St John Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist

View from the north-west. Porch and service rooms are constructed in cast concrete.

November 2017

Churches, St John Baptist
Lincoln, St Mark
Lincoln, St Mark
Lincoln, St Mark

Built by William Watkins in 1871-2 on High Street close to the St Marks (Midland) Station, this large 13th century style church was demolished in 1971.

It contained some Norman fragments from the original church on this site.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, St Mark, church, William Watkins,
Lincoln, St Mark, Stained Glass, Morris & Company
Lincoln, St Mark, Stained Glass, Morris & Company
Lincoln, St Mark, Stained Glass, Morris & Company

Removed from Saint Mark's Church prior to its demolition in 1971 this panel by Morris & Company has been restored by Lincoln Cathedral Works Department.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_%26_Co. 

On display in Lincoln Cathedral. 

DB 23 August 2018

Churches, Lincoln, Saint Mark, Stained Glass, Morris & Company
Lincoln, St Martin
Lincoln, St Martin
Lincoln, St Martin

The church of St Martin stood at the corner of Orchard Street and West Parade.

The last church on the site – shown here - was built in 1873 by A S Beckett and demolished in the 1970s.

Churches, St Martin Church, A S Beckett
Lincoln, St Martin
Lincoln, St Martin
Lincoln, St Martin

This wall tablet from the former Saint Martin's church has been relocated to the Fleming Chantry in Lincoln Cathedral.

In memory of George Davies Kent vicar for more than 50 years who died 1849.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Martin%27s_Church,_Lincoln 

DB 11 October 2018 

Lincoln, Saint Martin, Church, George Davies Kent
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford

The church of St Mary le Wigford stands on the High Street close to the Central Station.

The tower is Anglo-Saxon and the rest of the church is essentially Early English.

To the west of the church, right alongside the street, is a conduit brought from the Whitefriars in 1540.

Postcard, 1908

Lincoln, St Mary le Wigford church, conduit, Anglo-Saxon, tower, Whitefriars,
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford

Apart from the tower the church dates from c.1200 though the windows visible in this photograph (the north aisle) are from a later period.

December 2017

Churches, St Mary le Wigford church
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford

The tower, viewed here across High Street, is the oldest and most significant element of the church.

December 2017

Churches, St Mary le Wigford church
Lincoln, St Matthias
Lincoln, St Matthias
Lincoln, St Matthias

This modest church stands at the corner of Burton Road and Yarborough Crescent. It was built in 1800-91 by E P Loftus Brock*.

In recent years is has been used as a church for the Greek Orthodox community.

November 2017

* Edgar Philip Loftus Brock (1833-1895) FRIBA was a Scottish archtect. Much of his work was in his native country.

Churches, St Matthias, E P Loftus Brock
Lincoln, St Matthias
Lincoln, St Matthias
Lincoln, St Matthias

St Matthias's is built of rock-faced stone with lancet windows. The shingled bell turret, noted by Pevsner, no longer stands.

On 28 September 1940 the building was seriously damaged when a Hampden bomber, returning to base at RAF Scampton, crashed into the south side.

November 2017

Churches, St Matthias, Hampden bomber, RAF Scampton
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount

"The present church of St Michael-on-the-Mount was built in 1855-6 to a design by S S Teulon in the Geometrical style and replaced an earlier church that was too small for the population of the parish"

"There has been a church on this site since at least the early medieval period"

"The church survived the Reformation but was reduced to ruins in 1644 during the Civil War"

"It was not repaired but instead was replaced by a new church, built to the north of the original (and the current building), in 1739-40, partly due to the efforts of the antiquary Thomas Sympson.

This building, which was very small, was itself replaced by the current church in the 19th century"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Church-and-churchyard-of-St-Michael-on-the-Mount/237459.record?pt=S 

Declared redundant in 1998 and is now a private house. 

Peter Kirk Collection, 25 November 1989

Churches, Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount, S S Teulon, Thomas Sympson
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas

The view from the west of the south side of St Nicholas's Church, Newport, Lincoln.

The church was built in 1839 to replace a medieval church in the same parish but not on the same site.

September 2013

Lincoln St Nicholas church
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas

The church was built in 1839 and is notable for being the very first of the many churches designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

The building is in Early English style and has a south-west tower with broach spire.

February 2014

Lincoln St Nicholas Church, George Gilbert Scott
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior

The interior of the chancel of St Nicholas's Church is unusually open and bright .

Scott's original church of 1838-39 had no chancel, but one was added by C Hodgson Fowler in 1909.  It recently been refurbished.

September 2013

Lincoln, St Nicholas church, interior, G G Scott, C Hodgson Fowler
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church

The small Georgian church, built in 1786, was replaced by a larger church in 1877.

Excavation has shown evidence for a succession of churches here, the earliest being timber buildings of possibly the 5th or 6th century.

The site lies within what was the forum of Roman Lincoln.

View from the north-east.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Drawing of the south elevation.
Churches, Lincoln St Paul in the Bail
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Georgian church
Drawing of the east elevation
Churches, Lincoln St Paul in the Bail
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church

Sir Arthur Blomfield built this church on the corner of Westgate to replace a Georgian building in 1877.

It was declared redundant and demolished in 1982.

Churches, St Paul in the Bail, Sir Arthur Blomfield
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church
Lincoln, St Paul in the Bail, Victorian church

Drawing of the south elevation.

Typical of the period, it was built in polychromatic bricks (pale yellow and red)

Churches, Lincoln St Paul in the Bail
Lincoln, St Peter & St Paul, R C Church
Lincoln, St Peter & St Paul, R C Church
Lincoln, St Peter & St Paul, R C Church

"The Church was consecrated by Bishop Ellis on 12th September 1968.

It had cost £80,000.

The consecration was attended by Archbishop Igino Cardinale and was the first time that an apostolic delegate had visited the city since the Middle Ages"

http://www.sspp-church.org.uk/parish-history/ 

DB 23 April 2018

Church, Saints Peter & Paul, Roman Catholic, Bishop Ellis, Archbishop Igino Cardinale
Lincoln, St Peter at Arches
Lincoln, St Peter at Arches
Lincoln, St Peter at Arches

St Peter at Arches in Lincoln (c1720) was an early Georgian Church which stood at the junction of the High Street and Silver Street until 1936 when it was moved to Lamb Gardens on the North-East edge of the city and rededicated to St Giles.

Postcard, 1907

Lincoln, St Peter at Arches church, St Giles,
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts

This drawing by Grimm (1784) shows St Peter at Gowts on the lower High Street prior to the nineteenth century restoration, when the nave (1888) and north aisle (1853) were rebuilt.

The west tower dates from the later Anglo-Saxon period.

The recessed bell-stage has twin bell-openings with mid-wall shafts.

Churches, St Peter at Gowts church
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin

Tower and spire - together 200 feet high - were built in 1884-87.

The design - with the spire supported by flying buttresses from the tall pinnacles - is based on that of St James’s church, Louth.

Edwardian postcard

Churches, Lincoln St Swithin church
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin

St Swithin’s is one of the grandest of James Fowler’s churches.   Work began with the nave and aisles in 1869, the tower being finally completed in 1887.

The building, which shows  Decorated and Early English styles, was largely funded by local industrialists Clayton and Shuttleworth and their families.

January 2014

Churches, St Swithin Lincoln church, James Fowler, Clayton & Shuttleworth
Lincoln, St&nbspSwithin
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin

The bell-stage of the tower at St Swithin's has trellis decoration similar to that of the cathedral, c.1240.

January 2014

Churches, Lincoln St Swithin church