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Thurlby by Lincoln
 
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain

Thurlby's church has a rare dedication to St Germain.

Old-looking but mostly rebuilt in 1820. The north arcade may date from around 1300.

There are monuments to the Bromhead family one of whom won the Victoria Cross at Rorkes Drift.

Mark Acton, 2016

Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Bromhead, Rorkes Drift
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain

Built of rubble stone with heavy diagonal buttresses and large quoins in the tower and nave. Slated roof. Precious few external features of interest though a pleasant location.

August 2016

Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain church
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain

View from the south-east shows the coursed rubble limestone construction with large quoins.

August 2016

Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain church
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Gravestone of Lieutenant-General Gonville Bromhead 17581822 created Baronet in 1806. Located immediately at the foot of the west tower.

His grandson Gonville Bromhead, youngest son of the third Baronet, received the Victoria Cross for his part in the defence of Rorke's Drift 1879.  He was played by Michael Caine in the film "Zulu". 

DB 15 February 2018 

Thurlby, General, Gonville Bromhead, Baronet
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Royal Air Force memorial cross inscribed "School of Recruit Training".

Many war and post war RAF graves in Thurlby churchyard which is located close to former airbase RAF Swinderby. 

DB 21 February 2018  

  

Thurlby, RAF Swinderby, School of Recruit Training, Graves
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Many war and post war RAF graves in Thurlby churchyard which is located close to former airbase RAF Swinderby. 

DB 15 February 2018  

Thurlby, RAF Swinderby, Graves
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross

A scheduled ancient monument. The Historic England listing states

".... The churchyard cross at Thurlby is a good example of the stepped base of a standing cross. Situated to the west of the tower, it is believed to stand in or near its original position. Limited disturbance of the area immediately surrounding the cross indicates that archaeological deposits relating to the monument's construction and use in this location are likely to survive intact. The cross has continued in use as a public monument and amenity from medieval times to the present day ..."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1013082 

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Churchyard Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Interior
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Interior
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Interior

Interior view of Saint Germain's church showing the octagonal, perpendicular style font with decoration including bold diagonal leaves and flowers.

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Font
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch

A porch of simple limestone construction with timber surface decoration. The doorway - not visible here - is pre-1200.

August 2016

Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain church
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway

View of south doorway, dated before 1200, inside a more recent porch. 

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Saint Germain, Church, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, South doorway

Mass dial visible next to the south doorway. The enclosing porch is of more recent date.

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, mass dial
Thurlby by Lincoln, Thurlby Hall
Thurlby by Lincoln, Thurlby Hall
Thurlby by Lincoln, Thurlby Hall

Brick built house of around 1703 with pantile ridge roof. Historic home of the Bromhead family. 

Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead received the Victoria Cross for his part in the defence of Rorke's Drift 1879.  He was played by Michael Caine in the film "Zulu".

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Hall, Bromhead