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Marston
 
Marston, Marston Hall
Marston, Marston Hall
Marston, Marston Hall

"Small country house. Late C16, C17, 1699, c.1720"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062854

Owned by the Thorold family who first came to Marston in mid C14.

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Marston Hall, country house, Thorold
Marston, Primary School
Marston, Primary School
Marston, Primary School

Dame Margaret Thorold founded a school in the village in 1716 in memory of her husband Sir John Thorold.

The present school - Thorold's Charity C of E School - was built in 1861 and has been extended twice in the twenty-first century.

It was Grade II listed in 1984.

March 2016

Marston, Dame Margaret Thorold, Sir John Thorold
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary

Largely built of ironstone and in the Early English period with later tower.

The chancel was built in 1878-80 by Sleaford architect Charles Kirk.

March 2017

Marston, St Mary, Charles Kirk
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary

St Mary's tower is from the Decorated period. The slender spire has three tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Marston is a good example of a medieval standing cross with a stepped base which was restored in the early post-medieval period"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009209 

Sundial was part of the later restorations.

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, Churchyard, Sundial, churchyard cross
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles

Colourful Victorian floor tiles in the chancel.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font

A simple but well-proportioned octagonal font with recessed panels on each face of the stem.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, hatchment
Marston, St Mary, hatchment
Marston, St Mary, hatchment

Hatchment for Sir John Thorold, 4th Bt who married in 1701 Margaret Waterer, widow of the Hon. Francis Coventry, and d.s.p. 14 Jan 1716/17.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, hatchment, Sir John Thorold, Francis Coventry, Margaret Waterer
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior

On the right, part of the 3-bay south arcade with its round piers and round abaci. Also can be seen one of the openings in the spandrels between the arches.

The north arcade on the left has quatrefoil piers and double chamfered arches.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior

Interior view looking west.

South arcade of c.1175, with round piers and double chamfered pointed arches. 2 pierced almond shaped openings in spandrels.

North arcade of c1200, each pier of clustered shafts with fillets, moulded capitals and double chamfered pointed arches.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146946 

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church,
Marston, St Mary, Mass Dial
Marston, St Mary, Mass Dial
Marston, St Mary, Mass Dial

Faint remains of a mass dial. 

"Some 3,000 mass, tide or scratch dials have been recorded in the UK.

Typically located on the south wall of a parish church, this form of sundial was used to mark the ‘variable’ time of liturgical services in the medieval world."

http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/mass-dials/mass-dials.htm

See also

http://sundialsoc.org.uk/dials_menu/mass-dials/ 

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, mass dial, scratch dial
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Alabaster monument to Sir Anthony Thorold, d 1594.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, Sir Anthony Thorold
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Detail of the monument to Sir Anthony Thorold - the recumbent effigy on a rolled-up mat.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, Sir Anthony Thorold
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Tomb-chest monument for William Thorold, d.1569, made of Purbeck marble.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, William Thorold, Purbeck marble
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Memorial to Ernest Hayford Thorold.

He was Assistant Chaplain-General, Western Command from 1924 and an Honorary Chaplain to the King from 1926 – 1935.

He was then from 1935 – 1939 successively Chaplain to Kings George V, Edward VIII and George VI.

After further commands with the Southern Command and the Aldershot Command he was Chaplain-General to the British Armed Forces (and also Chaplain of the Tower of London) from 1931 to 1939.

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

DB 23 July 2018 

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, Monument, Ernest Hayford Thorold
Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, piscina

Piscina - or maybe simple shelves (there appears to be no drain) - built in the Victorian chancel.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, reredos

Described by Pevsner as 'the climax of the interior, sumtuous and leaf-encrusted', this elaborate reredos was provided as part of the work of Kirk in 1878-80.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Seats on the south side of the chancel for clergy who assist with the holy sacrament - the sedilia.
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass

West window in the south aisle by Christopher Whitworth Whall to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897. 

"Christopher Whitworth Whall (1849–1924) was an English stained glass artist who worked from the 1880s and on into the 20th century and is widely recognised as one of the key figures in the modern history of stained glass"

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

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, stained glass, window, Christopher Whitworth Whall, Diamond Jubilee
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass
Marston, St Mary, Stained Glass

East window, behind the altar, by Ward & Hughes 1880.

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

Gift of the Right Reverend Anthony Thorold, Bishop of Winchester. 

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, stained glass, window, Ward & Hughes, Anthony Thorold
Marston, St Mary, War Memorial
Marston, St Mary, War Memorial
Marston, St Mary, War Memorial

Memorial boards for the first and second world wars.

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, war memorial
Marston, Thorold Arms
Marston, Thorold Arms
Marston, Thorold Arms

The Thorold Arms in Marston, Lincolnshire used to be a pub, shop, restaurant and bed & breakfast, before closing its doors in July 2015.

Good news that sufficient funds appear to have been raised to purchase and reopen the pub as a community venture.

https://save.thethoroldarms.co.uk  

The Thorold family are Lords of the Manor and first came to Marston in mid C14.

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Thorold Arms