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Riby
 
Riby Grove
Riby Grove
Riby Grove

This Palladian mansion, as with many country houses, was extended in the Victorian period. Its architectural history is little known.

The owners of the house from the 17th century include, in succession, Husseys, Tomlines and Pretymans.

The house was sold by the Pretymans in the 1930s and demolished soon after.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach and R Pacey's book, 'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses: Volume 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Riby, Grove, Hussey, Tomline, Pretyman
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund

St Edmundís, Riby, was largely rebuilt by Benjamin Ferrey in 1868, though the early fourteenth-century crossing and Perpendicular tower survive.

There are monuments and hatchments to the Tomline and Pretyman families.

Mark Acton , 2014

Riby, St Edmund church, Benjamin Ferrey, Tomline, Pretyman
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund

This cruciform church, largely reconstructed by Ferrey in 1868, is of unusual rubble stone construction.

This view is from the north-west.

July 2014

Riby, St Edmund church
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund

View of St Edmund's church from the south-west.

July 2014

Riby, St Edmund church
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund
Riby, St Edmund

View of the chancel and south transept of St Edmund's church.

July 2014

Riby, St Edmund church
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast event organised each year to coincide with West Lindsey Churches Festival.

DB 17 May 2015

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, big breakfast
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, East Window
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, East Window
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, East Window

"The east window records the fact that George Tomline "Rebuilt" the church in 1868"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146937 

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, stained glass
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment

"In the chancel are 3 good C18 hatchments"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146937 

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, Chancel, Hatchment

"In the chancel are 3 good C18 hatchments"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146937 

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, hatchment
Riby, St Edmund, doorway
Riby, St Edmund, doorway
Riby, St Edmund, doorway

The outline of an early doorway retained in the north wall of the nave.

July 2014

 

Riby, St Edmund church, doorway
Riby, St Edmund, Font
Riby, St Edmund, Font
Riby, St Edmund, Font

Presumably dating from the 1868 restoration.

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, font
Riby, St Edmund, Roll of Honour
Riby, St Edmund, Roll of Honour
Riby, St Edmund, Roll of Honour

The Church Guide states :-

"Inside the church, opposite the organ, there is a Roll of Honour, recording the names of all those from Riby who fought in the war, as well as those who died"

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, roll of honour
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bell
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bell
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bell

One of three bells in the church tower.

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, bell
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bells
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bells
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Bells

Bells are fitted for full circle ringing.

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, bell
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Clock Mechanism
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Clock Mechanism
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, Clock Mechanism

The Church Guide states :-

"Although the rebuild of 1863 left the Perpendicular tower intact, it was at this time that the church clock was installed.

The clock itself is a post frame turret clock by the celebrated firm Thwaites & Reed of Clerkenwell, London, who for 30 years also maintained Big Ben at the palace of Westminster.

Although the St Edmund's clock dates from 1832, some three decades earlier than the restoration of St Edmund's, it would nevertheless have been bought from new stock"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thwaites_%26_Reed 

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, clock, Thwaites & Reed
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View

Looking north with the view framed at each side by the tower pinnacles.

DB 17 May 2015

Riby, Saint Edmund, church
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View
Riby, St Edmund, Tower, View

View west over the nave and south aisle roofs.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Edmund, rebuilt of stone (with the exception of the Perpendicular tower) in 1868, retains portions of the Norman and Decorated styles, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, aisles, and a central embattled tower with four pinnacles, containing a clock and three bells:

the church retains a fine example of a Norman doorway:

the roof of the chancel and lantern is of grained stone, and the open benches are of oak : the fine stained west window was erected by the late John Torr esq. M.P. in memory of his brother :

the church was restored under the direction of Mr. Benjamin Ferrey, architect, of London, at a cost of £6,000, defrayed by the late Col. G. Tomline, as a memorial to his grandfather, Dr. George (Pretyman) Tomline, Bishop of Lincoln, 1787-1820:

the church plate, which originally belonged to the parish church of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, was bought by Col. Tomline in 1869 and given to the church:

there are 160 sittings"

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Saint Edmund, church
Riby, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Riby, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Riby, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Grimsby & Cleethorpes Circuit Past And Present" prepared by Colin Shepherdson it is stated that :-

"A Society was renting a preaching place in 1873 and the foundation stone for their own chapel was laid on Shrove Tuesday 1884 and opened on the 3.6.1884.

It closed on the 31.12.1958 and in 1966 was converted into a house, "Four Winds""

The war memorial was transferred to St Edmund's Church where it is displayed on the wall at the end of the south aisle.

DB 19 May 2019

Riby, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Saint Edmund's Church, War memorial