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

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Early Norman, Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel with vestry, nave of three bays, aisles, transept, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells :

in the south wall of the chancel are double sedilia and & piscina in good preservation, and in the nave a handsome brass corona presented in 1871 by C. Pratt esq. mayor of Lincoln:

there is a curious black letter Bible and an oak church chest :

the walls of the chancel arch are of great thickness and are pierced by two hagioscopea, one of which on the south side affords a view of the altar from a low-side window in the west wall of the south aisle :

fixed in one of the pillars at the side of the pulpit an hour-glass stand, now fitted with a new sand-glass, and there is a good cylindrical Norman font :

in the south aisle is a restored altar-tomb of the 17th century, inscribed to Katherine, second daughter and co-heir of John Wilson esq. of Sheepwash, and wife of ___ Luddington esq. of Bracebridge:

there is a memorial window to Harriett Beevor, d. Jan. 26, 1883:

in 1888 two stained windows were placed in the north aisle by Mrs Eleanor Ewbank; and in 1903 a stained east window was presented by the Rev. C. C. Ellison, and a memorial window placed in the south aisle to the Rev. George Howell Jones, Vicar here 1897-1902:

in 1874-5 the church was restored and considerably enlarged, under the direction of Mr. J. L. Pearson R.A., F.S.A. when a new north aisle, shallow transept and a vestry were built, the walls of the south aisle rebuilt, the singular south doorway reset, and the whole structure new roofed:

in 1893 the tower was completely restored under the direction of Mr. Hodgson Fowler, architect, of Durham, and other alterations carried out :

a large number of fragments of coffin lids of the 13th century, found in the south wall, have been replaced, with their ornamental crosses facing outwards :

there are 230 sittings.

In 1910 a lych gate was erected to the memory of Elizabeth Ellison.

The living is a vicarage, net income £240, with residence, in the gift of the Rev. Henry Richard Ellison B.A. and held since 1902 by the Rev. Ernest Stafford Smith M.A. of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge"

DB 14 May 2018

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

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 (before some of the later Victorian alterations) states :-

"Bracebridge Church (All Saints) is a small ancient structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, south aisle, and tower, covered with flat tiles.

The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £3. 9s. 8d., and now at £203, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Bromehead, B.A., and in the patronage of Mrs. Bromehead.

The tithes were commuted in 1841 for £226 per annum"

DB 14 May 2018

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

View of the church from the south-west.

March 2018

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

View from the south-east in the spring sunshine.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel

Looking east towards the sanctuary.

The reredos behind the altar was erected as a war memorial after the end of the First World War.

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel

Looking west back into the nave through the chancel arch.

"Chancel has a narrow C11 arch with imposts, flanked by single large squints"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, chancel arch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, chancel arch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, chancel arch

View of the eleventh century chancel arch, looking east to the chancel.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints, chancel arch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, East Window

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF CC ELLISON MA VICAR FROM 1863 TO 1897 SHE DIED JUNE 5TH 1909 AGED 67 YEARS"

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church, stained glass, window
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, Organ
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, Organ
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Chancel, Organ

"North side has a 2-bay C19 arcade similar to the nave arcades, with organ pipes in the left opening and a glazed wooden screen in the right"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate

"1910 IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH ELLISON, ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN"

Restored in 1962 and 2008. Rededicated 23rd August 2009 by The Right Reverend Dr John Saxbee Bishop of Lincoln.

DB 14 May 2018

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Churchyard, Lychgate
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin lid fragments
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin lid fragments
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin lid fragments

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"a large number of fragments of coffin lids of the 13th century, found in the south wall, have been replaced, with their ornamental crosses facing outwards"

DB 14 May 2018 

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin^ lid fragment
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin^ lid fragment
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, coffin^ lid fragment

Detail of a fragment of a 13th century coffin lid inserted in the south wall of the nave.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints, coffin lid
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, doorway
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, doorway
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, doorway

The round-headed doorway in the west wall of the tower has been restored (probably in the nineteenth century).

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Font

"C12 round font with interlaced arcading and renewed round stem with 4 shafts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church, font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, font
The font dates from the twelfth century. Its interlaced arcading and

shafted round stem (restored) are typical of the period.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints, font
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Memorial Charles Ellison
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Memorial Charles Ellison
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Memorial Charles Ellison

A member of the Ellison family of Boultham Hall.

"An accomplished rose grower. He laid out 4 acres of garden at Bracebridge with thousands of roses. 

In 1905 He crossed a Cox's Orange Pippin to create Ellison's Orange"

http://www.itsaboutlincoln.co.uk/ellison.html 

"Ellison’s Orange is a connoisseur's mid-season eating apple, described as 'once tasted, never forgotten' on account of its rich flavour and unique aniseed undertones.

It's an Edwardian variety, dating back to 1904 when it was raised by Rev Charles Ellison of Bracebridge Manse, Lincoln and Mr Albert Wipf, head gardener to Rev Ellison’s brother-in-law, Joseph Shuttleworth, at Hartsholme Hall in nearby Skellingthorpe.

Charles Ellison was a renowned pomologist with more than 1,500 fruit trees in his gardens ...

Ellison’s Orange achieved an RHS Award of Merit in 1911 and RHS First Class Certificate in 1917"

https://www.waterfurlonggardens.com/single-post/2018/09/17/Our-Apple-for-September-Ellisons-Orange

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church

The former All Saints' Mission Church is located in Ewart Street.

Foundation stones are dated 1885. 

Now a boxing club.

DB 22 January 2019 

Lincoln, All Saints' Mission Church, Bracebridge, Ewart Street, boxing
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Mission Church

One of the foundation stones for All Saints' Mission Church dated 1885.

DB 22 January 2019 

Lincoln, All Saints' Mission Church, Bracebridge Foundation Stone, Richardson
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Nave, Pulpit

"C19 half-round traceried stone pulpit"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church, Pulpit
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, Malaya & Borneo Plaque
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, Malaya & Borneo Plaque
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, Malaya & Borneo Plaque

Memorial plaque placed by the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association, Lincoln & Districts Branch.

http://www.nmbva.co.uk/index.htm 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church, War Memorial, Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, North Aisle, War Memorial

"Triptych war memorial, pre-Raphaelite style, c1920"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470 

DB 27 July 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Church, war memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, porch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, porch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, porch

The south porch, with its cusped openings with shafts, is built in the Decorated style. Inside the porch is a rib vault and an eleventh century doorway with dogtooth band.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints, porch
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Tower
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Tower
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Tower

"Tower raised and reroofed 1892 by C H Fowler. Restored 1895 and C20"

"West tower, 2 stages, has long-and-short quoins, string course, south-east buttress and pyramidal roof.

To west, a round headed doorway and above it a round headed light"

"Bell stage has double round headed openings on each side with round shafts and various early Romanesque capitals" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388470

DB 14 May 2018

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Tower
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, war memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, war memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, war memorial

A well-decorated war memorial to those who served in the First World War.

March 2018

Churches, Bracebridge All Saints, war memorial
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, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel

Looking east towards the sanctuary.

"East end has panelled dado and oak reredos by Fowler, decorated by Comper"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, East Window

Chancel window by Clayton & Bell.

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

Christ in Majesty shown at the top of the central light with the Lamb and symbols of his passion above.

Surrounding Christ are depictions of Saints, Prophets and Angels.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, stained glass, Clayton & Bell
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, Organ
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, Organ
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Chancel, Organ

"The organ dates from around 1906 and was by the London builder Henry Willis.

It has since been renovated and modified.

It is widely regarded as one of the finest organs in Lincolnshire.

A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register"

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

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, organ, Henry Willis
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

Rood by Sir (John) Ninian Comper.

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

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave

Looking west towards the font.

"Nave has 5-bay arcades with fillet moulded quatrefoil piers, moulded arches with hoodmoulds and stops"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

The triple lancets, at the west end above the font, are known as the "Jesse Window". The figure of Jesse is reclining across the bottom of the central lancet.

Jesse is a figure described in the Bible as the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites - the role as both father of King David and ancestor of Christ has been used in various depictions in art.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse 

Coffee morning in progress. 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Font
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Font
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Font

"Octagonal sandstone font with clustered stem, C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, Nave, Pulpit

"Traceried octagonal oak pulpit and sounding board by Fowler"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle

Looking east towards St Hugh's Chapel.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle

One of many stained glass windows by Comper this one in the north aisle depicting St Botolph.

St Botolph is the patron saint of travellers.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, St Botolph, Comper
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, Alfred Shuttleworth
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, Alfred Shuttleworth
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, Alfred Shuttleworth

Picture of Alfred Shuttleworth, a major benefactor of the church, on display in the north aisle.

"Clayton & Shuttleworth was an engineering company located at Stamp End Works, Lincoln"

"In 1870 the company's workforce in Lincoln numbered 1,200.

The export trade was important to the firm; a branch in Vienna (Austria) was established early on, and other branches followed in Pest (Hungary), Prague (now Czech republic), Cracow (Poland) and Lemberg (now Ukraine).

The firm became a limited company in 1901, and Alfred Shuttleworth (1843–1925), son of the founder, became chairman"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_%26_Shuttleworth 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, Alfred Shuttleworth
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel

"North and east windows by Comper, 1937, that to east flanked by single figures and by aumbry and piscina.

Painted wooden altarpiece by Comper"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

"Sir (John) Ninian Comper (10 June 1864 – 22 December 1960) was a Scottish-born architect.

He was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, noted for his churches and their furnishings.

He is well known for his stained glass, his use of colour and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic elements which he described as unity by inclusion"

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

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, Ninian Comper
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel

Stained glass in the east window by Sir (John) Ninian Comper 1937.

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

Lincoln Cathedral had been badly damaged by an earthquake in 1185 and the stained glass shows St Hugh, who became Bishop of Lincoln in 1186, directing the rebuilding operation.

St Hugh's swan is seen at the bottom of the window - a reference to the story of the swan of Stow which had a deep and lasting friendship with the saint.

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

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, stained glass, Saint Hugh
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, North Aisle, St Hugh's Chapel

"Chapel of St Hugh has 2 western arches with a figure of St Hugh on a bracket on the central pier"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle

Looking east towards the Lady Chapel.

"Shouldered arch with tympanum by Comper, and a figure on a bracket to the right"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388692 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Edward King
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Edward King
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Edward King

Brass plaque celebrating the consecration of All Saints Church by Edward King, Lord Bishop of Lincoln on 5th November 1904.

Edward King was a prominent Anglo-Catholic who was prosecuted for ritualistic practices. Later, many of King's liturgical practices became commonplace. 

The calendar of the Church of England remembers King with the status of a "lesser festival" or "black letter day" on 8 March, the date of his death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_King_(bishop_of_Lincoln) 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel

Located at the east end of the south aisle.

Altar slab from Bardney Abbey.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel

East window with stained glass depicting the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, Lady Chapel

"The Altar in this Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary was found in Bardney Abbey Church where it had lain neglected since the year 1539 and was reconciled by William Shuckburgh Bishop of Lincoln on Saint Botolph's day in the year 1922"

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial

War memorial from the former United Methodist Chapel, Silver Street, Lincoln.

The chapel closed after a final service on 29 September 1940 and the building was demolished in the 1970's.

The memorial was found buried in a garden in Cherry Willingham! Subsequently moved to All Saints Church, Monks Road, Lincoln and re-dedicated Sunday 25th November 2007.

http://www.thelincolnshireregiment.org/silverstreetmemorial.shtml 

One of the names is that of Leonard James Keyworth VC :-

"For most conspicuous bravery at Givenchy on the night of 25-26th May, 1915.

After the assault on the German position by the 24th Battalion, London Regt, efforts were made by that Unit to follow up their success by a bomb attack, during the progress of which 58 men out of a total 75 became casualties.

During this very fierce encounter Lance-Cpl Keyworth stood fully exposed for 2 hours on the top of the enemy's parapet, and threw about 150 bombs amongst the Germans, who were only a few yards away.

— London Gazette, 2 July 1915

He later achieved the rank of Corporal, but was killed in action at Abbeville, France, on 19 October 1915"

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

DB 1 August 2019


Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road, Leonard James Keyworth VC, war memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial
Lincoln, All Saints, Monks Road, South Aisle, War Memorial

First World War memorial unveiled 16 June 1922 in a ceremony attended by the Bishop of Lincoln.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54074 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, All Saints, Church, Monks Road
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross

Part of a group parish with nearby St Helen's Church.

Holy Cross 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_Parken.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boultham_Park 

DB 17 October 2018

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross

Rear view of the church which faces onto Skellingthorpe Road.

DB 17 October 2018

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross
Lincoln, Holy Cross

Foundation stone - the only church in Lincoln to have finished building during the Second World war.

Has the Bishop's name been correctly used? Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks (1872–1942) was Bishop at this time.

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

DB 17 October 2018

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church, Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel

View of the sanctuary. 

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel, East Window
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Chancel, East Window

Modern stained glass.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church, Glass
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave

Looking west towards the font.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Clergy Chairs
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Clergy Chairs
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Clergy Chairs

Throne and chairs.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Font
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Font
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Font

Presumably contemporary with the church c.1940.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church, Font
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Pulpit
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Nave, Pulpit

Presumably contemporary with the church c.1940.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church, pulpit
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Organ
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Organ
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Organ

Organ console.

Maker's plate reads

"COUSANS SONS & CO.

CITY ORGAN WORKS,

LINCOLN" 

http://www.cousansorgans.co.uk/history.html 

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Side Chapel
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Side Chapel
Lincoln, Holy Cross, Side Chapel

At the east end of the south aisle.

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church
Lincoln, Holy Cross, South Aisle, Ellacombe Apparatus
Lincoln, Holy Cross, South Aisle, Ellacombe Apparatus
Lincoln, Holy Cross, South Aisle, Ellacombe Apparatus

Ellacombe apparatus for ringing church bells at the west end of the south aisle in the church porch.

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

DB 31 July 2019 

Lincoln, Holy Cross, Church, Ellacombe
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 Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph

"West tower 1721 by Henry Grix.

Nave and north aisle 1861, by Henry Goddard.

Chancel rebuilt 1878, and south aisle and south chapel added 1884 by William Watkins"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388596 

In 2018 Saint Botolph became the Greek Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church, Henry Grix, Henry Goddard, William Watkins
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"St. Botolph's church, in High street, a plain edifice of stone erected in 1723 to replace the original cruciform Church which became ruinous in 1646, was enlarged and improved in 1878, the chancel being extended and a north aisle added; it now consists of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, organ chamber, vestry and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock, the gift of parishioners and friends, and 5 bells:

the handsome pulpit, erected in 1903, was the gift of the parishioners in memory of the late Dr. Ellis:

the stained east window was the gift and work of the late Rev. Frederick Heathcote Sutton M.A. rector of Brant Broughton :

the piscina and sedilia were constructed from portions of the ancient church:

in 1880 a new north aisle, organ chamber and vestry were added at a cost of £1110:

an organ, cost £550, erected by Mr. Norman L. Heald, of Norwich, 1904 :

in 1886, a south aisle, separated from the chancel by a stone screen, was built at a cost of £600, of which £550 was contributed by the Bishop of Lincoln; its eastern end, inclosed by a light iron screen, forms a side chapel conveniently arranged for daily services; all these alterations were carried out under the direction of Mr. W. Watkin, architect, the total cost being about £2,000:

there are 350 sittings"

In 2018 Saint Botolph became the Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios. 

DB 8 September 2018


Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph

An excellent view of the church from the north-west (across High Street). Trees along the west side of the yeard now screen the church.

Peter Grey Collection, 1968

Churches, St Botolph
Lincoln, St Botolph, Church Hall
Lincoln, St Botolph, Church Hall
Lincoln, St Botolph, Church Hall

South end of the High Street, behind Pattersons Tailors and near The Shakespeare Public House.

Was being used as a Community Arts Centre IMPart.

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church Hall, IMPart
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave

In 2018 Saint Botolph became the Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios.

Looking east towards the chancel and the newly installed iconostasis.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church, nave
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave

The 1919 Lincoln Directory published by J.W. Ruddock & Sons states :-

"ST. BOTOLPH'S, High Street-Services, Sunday, 8 and 11 a.m ; 2.45 and 6.30 p.m.; daily, 8 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., Holy Communion Thursdays, 7.I5 a.m., Holy Days, 7.I5 and 8 a.m. Vicar, Rev. C. C. Fowler, St. Botolph's Vicarage, South Park; Curate, Rev. L. Smith; Parish clerk, Chas. Johnson, 457 High Street.

ST. KATHERINE & ALL SAINTS, MISSION CHURCH, Newark Road Holy Communion (Choral) 3rd Sunday, 9 a.m:, Evensong 6.30 p.m.; Evensong, Thursday, 7.30 p.m. (branch of St. Botolph)" 

In 2018 Saint Botolph became the Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios.

Looking east towards the chancel and the newly installed iconostasis.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church, iconostasis
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave, Font
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave, Font
Lincoln, St Botolph, Nave, Font

"A stone font of simple chaste design was presented by the Rev John Fowler (who was the Headmaster of the local Grammar School)"

https://lincolnwigfordhistory.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/complete-mike-garrett-dissertation-st-botolph-by-bargate-church.pdf 

Probably of a similar date 1903 to the pulpit.

In 2018 Saint Botolph became the Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios. 

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Church, Font
Lincoln, St Botolph, Orthodox Church of St Basil & St Paisios
Lincoln, St Botolph, Orthodox Church of St Basil & St Paisios
Lincoln, St Botolph, Orthodox Church of St Basil & St Paisios

Saint Botolph has rcently become The Orthodox Church of St Basil the Great & St Paisios.

"In August 2018 we moved to our own church in High Street, Lincoln where we recently installed our iconostasis"

http://orthodoxlincoln.org/ 

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Saint Botolph, Orthodox, Church, St Basil the Great & St Paisios
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 George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck

"St. George’s Church is an evangelical Anglican church"

"The church itself was built in the 1960’s"

https://stgeorgeslincoln.org.uk/about-us/our-story/ 

A brass plaque states that the porch was dedicated by the Bishop of Grantham 6th September 1992 and was partly funded by sale of the bell which hung in the original tower. 

DB 7 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck

Looking north towards the chancel (Church is oriented north/south).

The present St George's Church was opened in 1960 replacing a previous mission church built in 1917. 

The "Directory of the City of Lincoln" 1919 published by J.W. Ruddock & Sons referring to Swallowbeck states :- 

"Here is St. George's Mission Church, the Rev. Thomas Hamilton, B.A., vicar Skellingthorpe, conducts the services"

also

"SWALLOWBECK Services, Sunday, 10.45 a.m. and 6 p.m."

DB 15 January 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck

Looking south into the nave.

(Church is oriented north/south)

DB 15 January 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck

Nave altar positioned on the east side of the church.

DB 15 January 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Font
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Font
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Font

Positioned near the southern entrance to the church.

DB 15 January 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck, font
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Organ
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Organ
Lincoln, St George, Swallowbeck, Organ

By Wadsworth and Brother, organ builders, of Manchester.

The organ used by the previous St George's Mission Church is now in St Michael's Church, Thorpe on the Hill.

A press cutting dated 21 July 1960 states :-

"In 1917, when St Georges Mission Church was built at Swallowbeck, the Mansell family, jewellers, of Lincoln, bought and gave this instrument to the church in memory of Harry Champion Mansell, killed in France.

The organ did noble service there for 43 years until the new church of St George's was opened this year, and the instrument was bought for Thorpe on the Hill and completely restored by the makers"

DB 15 January 2018

Lincoln, Saint George, church, Swallowbeck, organ, Wadsworth and Brother
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 Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church
Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church
Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church

At the corner of Newark Road and Clumber Street

The Directory of the City of Lincoln published by JW Ruddock & Son 1919 states :-

"ST. KATHERINE & ALL SAINTS, MISSION CHURCH, Newark Road Holy Communion (Choral) 3rd Sunday, 9 a.m:, Evensong 6.30 p.m.; Evensong, Thursday, 7.30 p.m. (branch of St. Botolph)"

elsewhere in the Directory the church is referenced as " St. Catherine's and All Saints"

After closure it had been used as an office and store building but is now divided into apartments.

DB 28 January 2019

Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints Mission Church, Newark Road, St catherine
Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church
Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church
Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints, Mission Church

Date stone reading 26th June 1912.

DB 28 January 2019

Lincoln, St Katherine & All Saints Mission Church, Newark Road
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

Lincoln, Saint Mark, Church, Stained Glass, Morris & Company
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street

Former Sunday School / Church Hall now an RSPCA Shop.

In the 1901 City Directory published by J.W.Ruddock it is described as :-

"St. Mark's Day School-Miss Jackson. head-mistress"

and in the 1919 City Directory as :-

"St. Mark's Sunday School"

DB 30 July 2019

Lincoln, Saint Mark, Church, Sunday School
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street
Lincoln, St Mark, Sunday School, St Mark's Street

Date stone for MDCCCLXXV (1875).

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln, Saint Mark, Church, Sunday School
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 Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford

View from Lincoln Central Station footbridge.

"Church. C11, C12, C13. South aisle 1877 by Leach of Cambridge.

Restored 1872 by R C Clarke of Nottingham.

Tower restored by Watkins & Son, 1908.

Additions and alterations 1975"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388597 

DB 18 October 2018 

Lincoln, Saint Mary le Wigford, Church
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford

Outside on the west face of the C11 tower a Roman memorial stone has been re-used as the church dedication stone.

http://www.stmarylewigford.co.uk/history/  

"Eirtig had me built and endowed to the glory of Christ and St. Mary, XP"

DB 31 May 2018

Lincoln, Saint Mary le Wigford, Church, Eirtig
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Font
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Font
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Font

"C15 buttressed octagonal font"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388597 

DB 18 October 2018 

Lincoln, Saint Mary le Wigford, Church, Font
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Nave
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Nave
Lincoln, St Mary Le Wigford, Nave

View looking west towards the C11 tower arch.

"Chamfered tower arch has a C20 glazed screen. Above it, a round headed doorway"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388597 

DB 31 May 2018

Lincoln, Saint Mary le Wigford, Church, Nave
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 Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount

The north-east corner of the church.

Jews' Court collection, 1978

Churches, Lincoln St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount
Lincoln, St Michael on the Mount

This church, designed by S S Teulon, was consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln on 16 September 1856.

Lithograph by W Walton

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

"East end has sill band, and a stepped triple lancet with hoodmould"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388727 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas
Lincoln, St Nicholas

West front.

"Parish church. 1839. By Sir GG Scott and WB Moffatt, and said to be their first church.

Restored, and baptistry added, 1879-90.

Chancel and north aisle 1908, by CH Fowler"

http://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388727 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Chancel
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Chancel
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Chancel

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 Nicholas, Chancel
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Chancel
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Chancel

Following construction of the new chancel 1908-1910 the church was reconsecrated 10th March 1910 by Bishop Charles Corfe the first Bishop of Korea standing in for Bishop Edward King who had died two days earlier.

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, Bishop Charles Corfe
Lincoln, St Nicholas, East Window
Lincoln, St Nicholas, East Window
Lincoln, St Nicholas, East Window

Following an 1879 Faculty "a three light stained glass window was installed at the east end depicting the Crucifixion at a cost of £260, the money being raised by subscriptions and guarantees"

A new chancel was built 1908-1910 however the east window was carefully removed and re-positioned in the new chancel. 

http://www.stnicholaslincoln.org.uk/history/page2/ 

DB 8 November 2018 

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, Stained Glass, Chancel east window
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Font
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Font
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Font

Octagonal C19 font.

Moved to second bay of north aisle in 2002. 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, font
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Lincolnshire Regiment Memorial
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Lincolnshire Regiment Memorial
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Lincolnshire Regiment Memorial

Church timeline states :-

"Altar used by 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in Sumatra moved from St. Matthias Chapel of Ease to St. Nicholas Church North Aisle.

Also brass tablet Commemorating men who died in action at Poona, Dinapore and Lucknow 1919-1928"

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave

Nave looking east towards the chancel.

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Nave

Looking west.

"Nave has 5-bay arcades with octagonal piers, double chamfered arches, and shaft imposts to west.

Clerestory sill band and panelled gabled ceiling"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388727 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Organ
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Organ
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Organ

"The old harmonium was replaced by an organ in 1868, built by the local firm of Nicholson of 21 Newport, at a cost of £217 19s 0d"

Organ refurbished 1999.

http://www.stnicholaslincoln.org.uk/history/page2/ 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, organ
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Pulpit
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Pulpit
Lincoln, St Nicholas, Pulpit

C19 pulpit. 

"Octagonal oak skeleton pulpit with sounding board"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388727 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Saint Nicholas, Church, pulpit
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 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 Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts

"Church. C11, C12, C13, C14.

North aisle and porch 1852, by W A Nicholson.

Chancel enlarged 1887 by C H Fowler"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388599 

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"St. Peter-at-Gowts is a building of stone, in the Pre-Norman, Earlier English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, chantry, nave, aisles and a western tower containing 6 bells:

it derives its distinctive name from the gowts or watercourses, of which several run in its immediate vicinity, and as now standing has been almost wholly restored; the tower and the south side of the church, a work of the Lancet period, represent the original structure:

a monumental arch, opening into the south transept or chantry, bears a singular rhyming inscription, in medieval Latin and in Lombardic characters, to the memory of Ralph Joluf and his wife, the founder of the chapel, which formerly contained an incised slab two crosses and bearing his name; it runs thus :-

"Radulfus Joluf, sua conjux ac Amicia,Hic Simul humatur, quibus ista capella paratur. Virgine Mater Theos qui sibi salvet eos Pro quibus oretis opus hoc quicunque videtis."

There are several stained windows in the church, and some excellent mural decorations :

there is also a finely carved stone reredos and a Norman font:

in 1852 the north aisle was built, in the Decorated style, and the church new roofed:

in 1887 the church was again restored and considerably enlarged, at a cost of £2,200, under the direction of the late Mr. Hodgson Fowler:

there are now 475 sittings"

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts

White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states

"ST. PETER's at Gowts, is a small but neat stone fabric, comprising nave, with north and south aisles, a chancel with south chantry chapel, a vestry, and a square lofty western tower, through which is the principal entrance.

The church was enlarged by the addition of a north aisle and vestry, and re-pewed and restored in 1853, under the direction of Mr. Drury, at a cost of £1200.

It presents some features similar to those of St. Mary's, especially its tower, which, though less ancient, is a more interesting specimen of Norman architecture, and contains in its front elevation an ancient carved figure of St. Peter holding the keys.

In the south wall of the chancel is an ancient sepulchral arch, round which is an inscription recording its erection by Radulfus Joluf, a Lincoln merchant, who died in the year 1347" ...

"The building contains 350 sittings, a massive circular Norman stone font, is furnished with an organ, built by Nicholson, of Lincoln, and warmed with a hot water apparatus, supplied by Simpson.

The three small chancel windows are filled with stained glass.

The living is a vicarage, now valued at £110, and is in the gift of the Bishop, and incumbency of the Rev. Roderick B. Mackenzie, MA"

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Chancel
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Chancel
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Chancel

The chancel was enlarged in 1887 by C. Hodgson Fowler.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Hodgson_Fowler  

"A hanging rood was installed in 1920 by Temple Lushington Moore"

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

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, chancel, Temple Lushington Moore
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Nave
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Nave
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Nave

Looking west from the chancel.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle

Following the closure of St Andrew's church in 1968 the parish was renamed as St Peter-at-Gowts and St Andrew.

In 1984 the area beneath the Organ Gallery, at the end of the north aisle, was re-ordered to form a chapel dedicated to St Andrew.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Font
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Font
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Font

"C11 tub font with blind arcading, on a renewed stem"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388599 

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, tub font
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Organ
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Organ
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, North Aisle, Organ

A NEARBY plaque states :-

"THIS PRESENT ORGAN AND CASE BUILT BY

MESSRS NICHOLSON OF WORCESTER AND.

MESSRS BRIDGEMAN OF LICHFIELD. WAS

DEDICATED ON 30TH JUNE 1940. BY THE

REV. CANON C. CARLETON

WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO NEW STOPS

THE ORGAN IS A COPY OF THE ONE GIVEN

IN 1907 BY THE REV. PREBENDARY W.RAYSON

AND DESTROYED BY FIRE IN JANUARY 1939

THE ORIGINAL ORGAN STOOD IN THE FLOOR

H.B. FAWKES VICAR 

S.A. CARTWRIGHT ORGANIST

VICTOR HEAL ARCHITECT"  

Saint Andrew's chapel beneath. 

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Plaque & Trowel
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Plaque & Trowel
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Plaque & Trowel

The upper plaque states

"THE CHANCEL AND NORTH AISLE OF THIS CHURCH WERE ENLARGED AND RESTORED CHIEFLY THROUGH THE PIOUS LIBERALITY OF THE REVD JAMES WESTON TOWNROE (VICAR) BY WHOM THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW PIER WAS LAID ON JUBILEE DAY (JUNE 21ST) 1887.

CONSECRATED BY EDWARD LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN AND THE FIRST SERMON PREACHED BY EDWARD LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ON THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT DECEMBER 4TH MDCCCLXXXVII." 

Trowel used for the foundation stone seen below. 

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Pulpit
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Pulpit
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, pulpit
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle

Lady Chapel at the east end of the south aisle would originally have been the chantry chapel founded by Radulfus Joluf in 1347.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle, East Window
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle, East Window
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, South Aisle, East Window

Glass depicting from left to right Saint Peter, Christ and Saint Mary.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, stained glass
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Tower
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Tower
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, Tower

"West tower, unbuttressed, 2 stages, has chamfered plinth, quoins, string course, eaves band, coped parapet and pyramidal roof.

Round headed west doorway, C19, with relief in tympanum.

Above, a round headed window, and above again, a clock and a similar window, both with hoodmoulds"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388599 

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, tower
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, War Memorial
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, War Memorial
Lincoln, St Peter at Gowts, War Memorial

First World War memorial designed by Temple Lushington Moore and unveiled in 1920.

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

A single name added at the bottom from the Second World War.

DB 8 September 2018

Lincoln, Church, Saint Peter at Gowts, war memorial, Temple Lushington Moore
Lincoln, St Peter in Eastgate
Lincoln, St Peter in Eastgate
Lincoln, St Peter in Eastgate

West end viewed from Northgate.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Peter-in-Eastgate-with-St.-Margaret is a building of stone, in the Early English style, erected in 1870, from designs by the late Sir A. W. Blomfield, architect, at a cost of about £3,000, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western hell cot containing one bell :

the reredos, representing " Our Lord's Commission to St. Peter." was erected in 1884 to the memory of the late F. Burton esq. and his wife, by their four sons: at the same time the walls and roof of the chancel were redecorated, both works being executed from designs by G. F. Bodley esq. A.R.A., F.S.A. architect:

there are eight stained windows:

in 1894 two vestries and a narthex porch were added and an organ provided by Alfred Shuttleworth and Nathaniel C.Cockburn esqrs. as a memorial to the late Nathaniel Clayton esq.:

the organ was reconstructed and enlarged in 1900 at the expense of A. Shuttleworth esq.:

in 1914 a south aisle, a rood and screen were added by A. Shuttleworth esq.:

the church has 350 sittings"

In 2009 the pews were removed and replaced with new chairs. 

DB 27 June 2019

Lincoln, Saint Peter In Eastgate, 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 Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin

The Directory of the City Of Lincoln 1919 Printed & Published by J. W. Ruddock & Sons 287 High Street, Lincoln states :-

"ST. SWITHIN'S CHURCH is a large building in the Decorated style, erected from the designs of Mr. FOWLER, of Louth; for several years it was without a chancel, but one has since been added the principal subscribers towards the cost being Messrs. CLAYTON & SHUTTLEWORTH.

It is adapted to hold a congregation of 800.

The tower was erected in 1887 by ALFRED SHUTTLEWORTH, Esq., to the memory of his father, JOSEPH SHUTTLEWORTH, Esq.

The living is a vicarage held since 1918 by the Rev. ERNEST FRANCIS WOOD, M.A."

DB 26 February 2019

Lincoln, St Swithin, Church
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin
Lincoln, St Swithin

Nathaniel Clayton, Lincoln engineer, laid this foundation stone for St Swithin's church in 1879.

Jan 2019

Churches, Nathaniel Clayton
Lincoln, St Swithin, Chancel
Lincoln, St Swithin, Chancel
Lincoln, St Swithin, Chancel

"St Swithin’s was relaunched in October 2014 by a team sent by Holy Trinity Brompton, at the invitation of the Bishop of Lincoln"

https://www.stswithins.org/aboutus 

DB 28 December 2012

Lincoln, St Swithin, Church
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave

View looking west towards the tower.

"Nave has 6 bay arcades with round and octagonal piers"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388543  

DB 28 December 2012

Lincoln, St Swithin, Church, Nave
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave
Lincoln, St Swithin, Nave

View looking east towards the chancel.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The modern church of St. Swithin, standing on the site of the old Sheep square, was begun in 1870:

the nave and chancel were built in 1880, at a cost of £11,900, and the tower and spire were completed and the church dedicated in 1888, at a further cost of £6,350; the fabric, as now standing, is of Lincoln and Ancaster stone, in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, vestry, organ chamber, south porch and a western tower with pinnacles and spire rising to a height of 200 feet and containing one bell :

the tower forms a memorial to the late Joseph Shuttleworth esq. and was built at the sole expense of his son, Alfred Shuttleworth esq. of Eastgate House"

DB 28 December 2012

Lincoln, St Swithin, Church
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower

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
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower, inscription
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower, inscription
Lincoln, St Swithin, Tower, inscription

The frieze at the top of St Swithun's tower carries an inscription marking the dedication of the building to Joseph Shuttleworth by his son Alfred.

Alfred Shuttleworth (1843-1925), successful industrialist in the city  (Clayton and Shuttleworth), funded the construction of the church.

November 2019

Churches, St Swithun, Joseph Shuttleworth