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Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary

Close to Grimsthorpe Park, the church of St Mary, Swinstead, has a late Norman nave arcade and Early English tower whilst the chancel and south aisle are from the Decorated period.

There is monument by Westmacott to the fifth and last Duke of Ancaster who died in 1809.

Mark Acton, 2014

Swinstead, St Mary church, Westmacott, Duke of Ancaster
Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary

Both nave and chancel were resored in the 1850s.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary, font
Swinstead, St Mary, font
Swinstead, St Mary, font

A simple but stylish octagonal bowl rest on four shorts shafts and an octagonal base.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary, church, font
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument

This cross-legged knight in chain mail at the west end of the nave dates from the late thirteenth century.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary, effigy, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument

Commemorating Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, sister of the fourth Duke of Ancaster. She died in 1828.

It is the work of James Forsyth in 1883.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary, monument, Priscilla Bertie, James Forsyth
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument
Swinstead, St Mary, monument

Monument to the fifth Duke of Ancaster (Brownlow Bertie), who died 1809, by Richard Westmacott the elder.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary, monument, Duke of Ancaster, Richard Westmacott
Swinstead, St Mary, north arcade
Swinstead, St Mary, north arcade
Swinstead, St Mary, north arcade

The north bay has three arcades with round piers and double chamfered arches, It dates from c.1200.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary
Swinstead, St Mary, south arcade
Swinstead, St Mary, south arcade
Swinstead, St Mary, south arcade

The south arcade in St Mary's, with octagonal piers, is about a century later than the north arcade.

March 2017

Swinstead, St Mary, south arcade