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Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints

Charles Kirk rebuilt All Saintsí in 1874 in Early English style, giving the church its striking tower with a saddleback roof.

Inside the nave is a Norman arch to the tower, and nave arcades dating from the late 12th and 13th centuries.

September 2009

Stroxton, All Saints, Charles Kirk, saddleback roof
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints

A similar view of All Saints' church - from the south-east.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1990

Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, with side chapel, nave of two bays, aisles, south porch and a saddle-backed western tower, containing 3 bells:

in the restoration and enlargement which took place during 1874-5 the old foundations of the aisles were ascertained and the whole of the external walls rebuilt upon the old lines, the arcades being opened and the previously built up columns and arches, both in the nave and chancel, carefully repaired :

a new south porch was also erected, and the tower, an inferior structure forming no part of the ancient church, was rebuilt:

the original Norman chancel arch is now the tower arch, and a later Norman doorway, formerly the western entrance to the early church, has been reset in the western face of the tower:

in the north wall of the chancel is a third arch of this period opening into the side chapel:

several small carved dedication crosses belonging to the old fabric have been replaced nearly in the position which they previously occupied:

the chancel retains a piscina, and on the north side an arched aumbry of Early English date:

the east window is stained:

a fine Early English tombstone, with raised floriated cross, found near the west end of the church, has been placed on a slab near the porch:

in the transept is a mural monument, with arms, to William Blyth, of Stroxton, 1644 :

the restoration of the church, intended as a memorial to the Rev. P. J. Earle Welby, a former rector, was carried out in 1875 under the direction of Messrs. Kirk, architects, of Sleaford, at a cost of about £I,800:

there are sittings for 100 persons"

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints
Stroxton, All Saints

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856, before the rebuilding 1874-5, stated that :- 

"The Church was formerly much larger, but the aisles were taken down, and the arches and columns walled up many years ago.

In the chancel is the ancient piscina and an elaborate monument to W.Blythe, Esq., who died in 1648"

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel

 

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Stroxton, All Saints, Chancel, East Window

 

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, stained glass
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch. 

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, Nave
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Stroxton, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, pulpit
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower Arch
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower Arch
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower Arch

"The early C12 tower arch has been reset, with rounded responds, having cushion capitals, chamfered imposts, triple chamfered arch with step chamfer and roll moulding"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360365 

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower, Font
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower, Font
Stroxton, All Saints, Tower, Font

C19 tub font.

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, font
Stroxton, All Saints, Vestry, Tomb
Stroxton, All Saints, Vestry, Tomb
Stroxton, All Saints, Vestry, Tomb

"In the vestry is a side wall tomb to William Blyth of Stroxton, d.1648, having shields of arms on the front of and a panel to rear with achievement of arms, cornice and scrolled brackets"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360365 

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Stroxton, All Saints, Church, Monument, Tomb, William Blyth