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Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (1)
Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (1)
Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (1)

When built in 1817 this mill had four sails but after remodelling later in the century it was fitted with six sails.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph by D W Muggeridge, 1935

Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill,windmill, Jon Sass
Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (2)
Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (2)
Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill (2)

Milling ceased here in the 1930s and the sails and cap were removed in 1973.

It is a Grade II Listed building.

Location of mill: TF 440 221

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Long Sutton, Brunswick Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Long Sutton, court house
Long Sutton, court house
Long Sutton, court house

The former courthouse in Swap Coat Lane near the centre of the village is now the Registration Office.

undated postcard in the British Countryside series

Long Sutton, court house, Registration Office
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (1)
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (1)
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (1)

This seven-floored mill with six sails was built in 1843.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph 1919

Long Sutton, Harrison's Mill, windmill, Jon Sass
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (2)
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (2)
Long Sutton, Harrison’s Mill (2)

The sails were removed from the mill in 1925 and for a while it continued milling with an oil engine.

It is Grade II listed.

Location of mill: TF 438 229

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Long Sutton, Harrison's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary

The tower of St Mary's church was originally open on all four sides and detached from the nave.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary

On the extreme left of this photograph is the two-storeyd porch with polygonal stair turret alongside.

The windows of the south aisle are from the Perpendicular period except for one Victorian replacement.

On the far right (NE corner) is the unusual two-storeyed vestry with steeply pitched roof.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Mary is a building of stone of the Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular periods, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of seven bays and aisles, north and south porches, and a south-west tower with angle buttresses rising in the third storey into octagonal arcaded turrets crowned with tall pinnacles, from within which rises an octagonal timber spire containing 6 bells:

the tower and spire constitute one of the most remarkable designs of the Early English or Lancet period in the kingdom, and is particularly interesting as one of the very few which, having survived both fire and decay, remains still much in its original condition:

the spire is of wood, covered with lead, and the pinnacles at its base are similarly constructed: this part of the church was carefully restored in 19I8:

at the north-east corner of the chancel is a small and curious octagonal building of two storeys, with a newel staircase leading to the upper chamber, which is groined, and has a window slit looking into the chancel:

the south porch is groined, and has a parvise above with embattled parapet:

the north porch has a small statue niche:

the clerestory, added by Mr. Allen, is a late and inferior work, but its north wall was faced about 1895 with ashlar, and new three-light Perpendicular windows inserted from designs by Messrs. W. and C. A. Bassett-Smith, architects, at a cost of about £700, defrayed out of the funds of Allen's charity:

the north aisle retains an aumbry, and in the south aisle is a piscina:

in the church is a sepulchral slab, with a cross and the words "Jesu mercy, Lady help," and inscription to Alys, wife of John Thomas, 1485: 

the font is octagonal:

in one of the south windows is the figure of a knight being stung by a serpent; tradition says it represents John of Gaunt, who dwelt for some time in the house nearest the railway crossing, on the Seagate road, but is thought by some to be intended for St. George and the Dragon :

in 1853 a new east window was inserted, and afterwards filled with stained glass in memory of Dr. Bailey; the west window, which is also stained, was a bequest of the late A. Howard esq. J.P. and there are other windows to the Rev. Edward Leigh-Bennett, vicar 1843-86, and Ann Hudson, his wife; to Robert Mossop and Mary, his wife; to the Dawes family and to the Rev. G. S. Leigh-Bennett B.A. vicar 1887-I907:

in 1866 the interior was refloored and reseated, the south aisle roof partly renewed in oak, and other works executed in the nave: the chancel was substantially repaired by the impropriators:

in 1888 the roof of the nave was renovated:

the pulpit is a memorial to the late Mr. Thomas Peel, and there is a fine old eagle lectern in brass :

the richly carved stone sedilia were erected in 1889 in memory of the Rev. E. Leigh-Bennett, vicar 1843-86:

there are 900 sittings, mostly appropriated:

the south clerestory was completely restored in 1912, the architect being Major J. E. Dixon-Spain A.R.I.B.A" 

DB 27 April 2013

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church,
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel

C19 reredos with a depiction of the Last Supper.

Flower festival in progress. 

DB 29 April 2018

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, altar
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel, East Window
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel, East Window
Long Sutton, St Mary, Chancel, East Window

Kelly's Directory 1919 states that "in 1853 a new east window was inserted, and afterwards filled with stained glass in memory of Dr. Bailey"

Central panel depicts the crucifiction.

DB 29 April 2018

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, window, stained glass
Long Sutton, St Mary, Church Hall
Long Sutton, St Mary, Church Hall
Long Sutton, St Mary, Church Hall

"THIS HALL WAS OPENED BY THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF YARBOROUGH LORD LIEUTENANT OF LINCOLNSHIRE APRIL 13TH 1932" 

Teas being served during the annual flower festival. 

DB 29 April 2018

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church hall
Long Sutton, St Mary, Monk's Cell
Long Sutton, St Mary, Monk's Cell
Long Sutton, St Mary, Monk's Cell

"Clasping the north east corner is the C14 polygonal monk's cell or vestry with conical stone slate roof, set on a chamfered and moulded plinth and of 2 stages"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064562 

DB 23 April 2017

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, Vestry, monk's cell
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave

Looking east from the nave towards the chancel. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"Long Sutton CHURCH (St. Mary) is a neat structure, with a spire of framed work covered with lead, rising from a lofty tower to the height of 162 feet, and serving as a sea-mark to mariners in the Wash.

It has lately been repaired and much improved and beautified at the expense of the parishioners, the Vicar, and Allen's charity.

Two handsome new windows have been inserted, and many additional seats provided.

It has five bells, an excellent organ, and a beautiful octagonal font; and in one of its windows is some ancient stained glass, representing a knight in armour, being stung by a serpent.

The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £40, and now at £600, is in the patronage of the Trustees of the late Vicar, the Rev. T. L.Bennett; and is now in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Leigh Bennett, M.A., who has a large Vicarage House, half a mile from the town"

DB 28 April 2012

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel arch. 

"7 bay late C12 nave arcades with round chamfered and stepped arches.

Circular columns, apart from the central 2 to each side which are octagonal, all have nicked square abaci with scalloped capitals"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064562 

DB 1 May 2010

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

DB 29 April 2018

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, pulpit
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, West Window
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, West Window
Long Sutton, St Mary, Nave, West Window

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "the west window, which is also stained, was a bequest of the late A. Howard esq. J.P."

The date 20th January 1874 appears in the stained glass at the bottom of the window.

DB 29 April 2018

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, window, stained glass
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire

The church of St Mary in Long Sutton has one of the earliest lead spires in the country.

Originally the tower in the early 13th century was detached from the nave. Inside there is much work of the Norman period.

Ken Redmore, 2010


Long Sutton, St Mary
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire

Another view of the fine tower of St mary's.

Rod Callow, 2007

Long Sutton, St Mary church
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire

Wooden support structure inside the lead covered spire. 

DB 23 April 2017

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire

Spire viewed from an opening at the base of one of the pinnacles.

"St Mary's Church has a 13th-century lead-covered timber spire.

It is of a similar design to Chesterfield Parish Church's twisted spire but Long Sutton's spire is straight.

It is the highest, oldest and best-preserved lead spire in England and possibly Europe"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Sutton,_Lincolnshire 

DB 23 April 2017

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower & Spire

Clock stage in the tower with the clock mechanism opposite and bell ropes passing through.

DB 26 April 2015

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower Bells
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower Bells
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower Bells

The tower's six bells were re-cast by Taylors of Loughborough in 1934 with two additional bells being added making a total of eight.

DB 23 April 2017

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church, bells
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View

Looking north towards Market Place left and High Street.

DB 26 April 2015

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View
Long Sutton, St Mary, Tower View

Looking east over the south aisle and nave roofs with the clerestory between.

"C18 clerestory of 8 bays with 6 restored 3 light four-centred arched windows with cusped panel tracery, the outer single bays blind. Single triangular pilaster strips between each bay"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064562 

DB 26 April 2015

Long Sutton, Saint Mary Church,
Long Sutton, Vicarage
Long Sutton, Vicarage
Long Sutton, Vicarage

Undated postcard.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states "The benefice is a vicarage, endowed with the vicarial tithes of St. Mary's, St. Matthew's, St. Nicholas', St. James's and St. Edmund's, valued in K.B. at £40, and now at £1100, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Edward Leigh Bennett, M.A., who has a spacious vicarage house half-a-mile from the town"

Long Sutton, Vicarage