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Morton by Bourne
 
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist

A cruciform building with a Perpendicular central tower. The north nave arcade is late Early English or early Decorated. The south arcade is fully Decorated as is the long chancel.

The scraped interior and masses of Victorian glass mean, in the words of Alec Clifton-Taylor in his book English Parish Churches as Works of Art (Batsford 1986) that 'lights have to be kept on even on a sunny summer morning'.

Mark Acton, 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist

A second view of the west end of the church. Windows and tower all built in typical Perpendicular (15th century) style.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist

The view from the south-east. The windows in the large chancel are of the Decorated period (south side) but the east window is Victorian.

October 2016

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, capital
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, capital
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, capital

The late-thirteenth century north arcade has quatrefoil piers with capitals of leaves.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, capital
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, crossing
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, crossing
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, crossing

The fan vault at the crossing dates from the fifteenth century.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, crossing ceiling
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway

The west doorway was built in the Decorated period.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, doorway
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, font
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, font
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, font

A large octogonal font dating from the 1400s.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, font
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view

The north arcade (left) has quatrefoil piers (late 13th century) and the south arcade octagonal ones (later).

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop

Carved face as label stop at the end of hood mould.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, label stop

Carved face as label stop at the end of hood mould.

October 2017



Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, war memorial
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, war memorial
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, war memorial

Morton's war memorial is in the churchyard close to the church porch. It was unveiled by Col F J Parker on 10 October 1920.

20 servicemen from Morton and Hanthorpe died in the First World War.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, war memorial
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window

Victorian stained glass in typical design of the period.

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, stained glass window
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, window

Victorian stained glass in typical design of the period.

October 2017



Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, stained glass window
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene

Morton and Hanthorpe was formerly known as Morton by Bourne. It lies 2 miles north of Bourne. Morton sits on the fen side of the A15 whilst Hanthorpe is on the upland side.

George Hussey Packe, MP for South Lincolnshire from 1859 to 1868 and Chairman of the Great Northern Railway, was born in Hanthorpe Hall in 1796.

This postcard was posted in 1943

Morton by Bourne, Hanthorpe, George Hussey Packe