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South Elkington
 
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

The nave, chancel and tower of All Saints were rebuilt during the 19th century.

Much remains from medieval times, however, notably the early 13th century south arcade and the 15th century nave roof.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

View from the south-west.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

Buttresses at the south-east corner of the chancel are made from chalk and ironstone.

All Saints' church is one of a few surviving Wolds buildings in which chalk has been used.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints, chalk
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern

 

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ

Victorian features of the church include the reredos and the impressive painted chancel roof.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints, organ case
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

This Italianate house was designed by W A Nicholson and built in 1841.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

South Elkington, W A Nicholson
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

Elkington Hall, in South Elkington, was a relatively plain brick building in Italianate style, relieved by a substantial tower.

It was built in 1841-42 for the Smyth family by Edward Buckton Lambe. (Smyth also rebuilt the nave of the church.)

It remained in the Smyth family until the estate was sold in the 1930s. The house was demolished in the 1960s.

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.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard


South Elkington, Elkington Hall, Edward Buckton Lambe, Smyth family
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

A more distant view of the Hall from the south. The outbuildings included a small gas-making plant with retort house and gasholder.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard by Hickingbottom and Bullamore of Lincoln


South Elkington, Elkington Hall, gasworks, Hickingbottom, Bullamore
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp

The location of this temporary camp of the First World War period is uncertain but was very likely in the parkland near Elkington Hall.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard 

 

South Elkington, Elkington Hall, World War One army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet

A meeting of a local hunt - possibly the South Wold - in the grounds of Elkington Hall.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard 

South Elkington, Elkington Hall, South Wold Hunt
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern

Water cistern now in the parterre garden at Holme Pierrepont Hall near Nottingham. Local signage states :-

"The lead water cistern dating from 1786 was rescued from Thorpe Hall, near Louth in Lincolnshire, as part of the Brackenbury family heritage and placed here by Robin Brackenbury to grace the newly laid parterre garden, in the 1970s"

Thorpe Hall was built about 1584 for Sir John Bolle. Captain Langston Brackenbury, MP for Louth, bought the Hall in 1906.

DB 23 February 2020

South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern, Brackenbury, Holme Pierrepont Hall