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Syston
 
Syston Hall
Syston Hall
Syston Hall

Syston Hall, one of several Lincolnshire properties owned by members of the widespread Thorold family, was built in 1768-69.

The main block was of three stories and seven bays, the centre three bays forming a canted bay.

The house became unoccupied in 1912 and was demolished in 1928.

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.

Syston, Hall, Thorold
Syston Hall, East Lodge
Syston Hall, East Lodge
Syston Hall, East Lodge

"House, former gate lodge; circa 1830 with later C19 additions"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308688 

DB 6 August 2018

Syston, Hall, East Lodge, Gate House
Syston Hall, West Lodge
Syston Hall, West Lodge
Syston Hall, West Lodge

Former gate lodge to Syston Hall, possibly by Lewis Vulliamy, circa 1830 with C20 additions. 

Early C19 cast iron gate piers.

DB 10 March 2018 

Syston, Hall, West Lodge, Vulliamy
Syston Old Hall
Syston Old Hall
Syston Old Hall

Late C16 porch with Arms of the de Ligne family. Remainder of the  house was rebuilt in 1830.

Photographed from the churchyard.

DB 14 March 2018  

 


Syston, Old Hall, de Ligne
Syston Village
Syston Village
Syston Village

Church to the right and Syston Old Hall to the left.

DB 14 March 2018  

Syston, Main Street
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary

Thoroughly restored in 1861-2, St Mary’s, Syston has a Norman tower (with Perpendicular top), chancel arch and north arcade.

The chancel is dated 1702 but contains two Norman windows.

There are monuments to the Thorolds of Syston whose great house is long gone, stained glass by Ward & Hughes and Kempe plus furnishings by Sir Ninian Comper.

Mark Acton, 2013

Syston, St Mary church, Norman, Thorold, Ward & Hughes, Ninian Comper
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary

"A medieval church dating from the 11th century with later alterations and additions. It was restored in 1861-62 by Charles Kirk".

https://www.lincstothepast.com/ST-MARY-S-CHURCH--SYSTON/1403452.record?pt=S 

DB 10 March 2018   

 

Syston, St Mary church, Charles Kirk
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary

Norman west tower (with Perpendicular top).

Twin bell openings with saxon type mid wall shafts.

DB 14th March 2018 

Syston, St Mary church, Norman
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary

View of the east end of St Mary's church.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1990

Syston, St Mary
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard

Churchyard cross and church with Syston Old Hall in the background.

DB 14 March 2018   

Syston, St Mary, churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard

Grave of Sir John Henry Thorold, 12th Baronet 1842 – 1922 who inherited Syston Hall in 1866.

Elected as MP for borough of Grantham in 1865.

High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1876–77.

DB 10 March 2018  

Syston, Sir John Henry Thorold, Baronet, High Sheriff
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door

"The south door has a restored Saxon lintel with standing figures of saints under an architectural arcade.

Above this is a 12th century tympanum".

https://www.lincstothepast.com/ST-MARY-S-CHURCH--SYSTON/1403452.record?pt=S 

DB 10 March 2018  


 

Syston, Saint Mary, South Door, Saxon, tympanum
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door
Syston, St Mary, South Door

"The central parts of the lintel and the tympanum were cut by the insertion of a pointed arch during the 13th century,

but this was removed during the 19th century and an approximation of the original design substituted". 

https://www.lincstothepast.com/ST-MARY-S-CHURCH--SYSTON/1403452.record?pt=S 

DB 10 March 2018 

Syston, Saint Mary, South Door, lintel, tympanum
Syston, St Mary, War Memorial
Syston, St Mary, War Memorial
Syston, St Mary, War Memorial

War memorial 1921 on the south wall of the church listing 6 names from the first world war.

"To honour the memory of those who died while serving in the Great War" 

"Splendour unfading for their land they won. And then the shadowy robe of death put on.

Yet died and are not dead: For their brave might Fames and uplifts them from the realms of night"

DB 14 March 2018   


Syston, War memorial