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Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (1)
Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (1)
Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (1)

This distinctive tower mill is one of the country’s earliest.

Built in 1779, it has an unusual octagonal brick tower.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph by Rex Wailes, c.1928

Lutton, Gowlts windmill, Jon Sass
Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (2)
Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (2)
Lutton Gowts, Sneath’s Mill (2)

Some machinery of Sneath's Mill survives.

Attempts are being made to preserve it. It is Listed Grade I.

Location of mill: TF 436 243

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Lutton, Sneath's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Lutton, St Nicholas (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas (1)

The early sixteenth century church of St Nicholas at Lutton is Grade I listed. It was restored in 1859.

July 2019

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359229


Lutton, St Nicholas
Lutton, St Nicholas (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas (2)

Although not entirely clear in this photo, the church is built of brick with stone spire and dressings.

A striking fifteenth-century clerestory but the other windows were inserted in 1859.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999

Lutton, St Nicholas church
Lutton, St Nicholas (3)
Lutton, St Nicholas (3)
Lutton, St Nicholas (3)

The arches, mullions and drip moulds of the clerestory windows are of cut brick – the original construction - while the nineteenth-century nave window openings and tracery are of stone.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)

On the churchyard wall to the east of the church is this inscription set out below.

The words were cut into the brick before firing.

RICHARD PUTTRELL AND HIS WYF JOHANER TO MAKE THIS WALL PAYED XX POUND ANNO 1577 ER.

July 2019


Lutton, St Nicholas
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)

The conclusion of the churchyard wall inscription:

RICHARD PUTTRELL AND HIS WYF JOHANER TO MAKE THIS WALL PAYED XX POUND ANNO 1577 ER.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, churchyard wall, Richard Puttrell
Lutton, St Nicholas, Interior
Lutton, St Nicholas, Interior
Lutton, St Nicholas, Interior

'4-bay nave arcades of ashlar with moulded arches, quatrefoil piers and moulded capitals.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, interior
Lutton, St Nicholas, Memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, Memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, Memorial

A fine wall mounted monument in baroque style with simple pediment.

The inscription reads:

Near this place [is] interr’d ye body of GILB. REDHEAD Gent who dep’d this Life the 17 Apr. 1770 aged 56 years.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, Gilbert Redhead, memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, Stencil Decoration
Lutton, St Nicholas, Stencil Decoration
Lutton, St Nicholas, Stencil Decoration

Stencilled decoration in a nineteenth-century frieze in the chancel.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, stencilled frieze
Lutton, St Nicholas, War Memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, War Memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, War Memorial

In the foreground of this south-east view of the church is the war memorial, dedicated on 15 October 1922.

It was designed by Lt Col John Edward Dixon-Spain (brother of the vicar) and constructed by Messrs Charles Warrick of Long Sutton.

July 2019



Lutton, St Nicholas, war memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, Window
Lutton, St Nicholas, Window
Lutton, St Nicholas, Window

'The buttressed south wall has two C19 arched 3 light windows with cusped panel tracery, hood mould and label stops.'

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, window