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Welton le Marsh
 
Welton le Marsh, School
Welton le Marsh, School
Welton le Marsh, School

Former school now the village hall.

White's Directory 1872 has " Here is a School which is supported by the landowners and the farmers, and attended by about 60 children"

Also "Robinson Richard, shopkeeper, draper and parish schoolmaster".

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Welton le Marsh, School
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

Built in brick in the eighteenth-century on a medieval chalk base, St Martinís, Welton-le-Marsh, had its windows Gothicised by interfering Victorians in 1891.

Mark Acton, August 2013

Welton le Marsh, St Martin church, Georgian, Gothic
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

Re-construction of the brickwork around the windows on the south side of the nave occurred when the original (round-headed) windows were replaced by Gothic ones in the 19th century.

August 2013

Welton le Marsh, St Martin church
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

The original, medieval chalk base of the church with eighteenth century red brick (in English Bond) above.

August 2013

Welton le Marsh, St Martin church. chalk red brick
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

Kelly's Directory 1930 reads :-

"The church of St. Martin, re-erected in 1797, is an edifice of stone and brick, consisting of chancel, nave, western porch and tower with four pinnacles, containing one bell :

the church was restored in 1891:

the original 14th century font basin was discovered in a field in 1912, in use as a cattle trough ; it was replaced, mounted on a shaft and base of appropriate design and re-dedicated in 1914:

there are 200 sittings".

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

White's Directory 1872 has :-

"The Church (St. Martin), which was rebuilt in 1792, is a neat building of brick and stone, consisting of nave, chancel, and square tower, with one bell.

The benefice is a vicarage, valued in KB. at £14. 7s. 10d., and now consolidated with the rectory of Gunby St. Peter, jointly worth £310 per annum, in the joint patronage of Mrs. Hairby and C. L. Massingberd, Esq., the impropiator, and in the incumbency of the Rev. William Maxwell Smith, who has a commodious residence here".

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin
Welton le Marsh, St Martin

"Parish church. Medieval base, rebuilt late C18, altered 1891"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063626?section=official-list-entry 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel

Looking towards the sanctuary and C19 east window.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, chancel
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Altar
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Altar
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Altar

A closer view of the sanctuary.

The Church Guide mentions that the chalice is by Thomas Evesdon dated 1718. 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, altar
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE REVEREND EDWARD WALLS, B.C.L. OF BOOTHBY IN THIS PARISH, RECTOR OF WILLOUGHBY AND OF FIRSBY, AND PREBENDARY OF SUTTON IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF LINCOLN; AND OF MARY HIS WIFE, ONLY DAUGHTER OF THOMAS BOOTH. GENT. OF WAINFLEET ST MARY'S: ALSO OF THEIR ELDEST SON, RICHARD WALLS, OF TRIN. COLL. CAM. AND OF ELIZABETH, THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER, WIFE OF A. BELLINGHAM, ESQRE AFTERWARDS SIR ALAN BELLINGHAM. BART ... "

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument

"TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF MARY. ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE REVD EDWARD AND MARY WALLS, OF BOOTHBY HALL, IN THIS COUNTY, AND IN ADMIRATION OF HER PURE AND UNSELFISH LIFE THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY HER ONLY SURVIVING SISTER. SHE DIED AT SPILSBY, JULY 9TH 1851, AGED 76 YEARS"

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Chancel, Monument

Memorial to Joseph Nixon Crosthwaite d.1951 a former vicar.

A similar memorial to Mabel Eveline Crosthwaite his wife d.1966 mentions that she was organist of Welton and Gunby Churches for over forty years.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, monument, Crosthwaite
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Churchyard
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Churchyard
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Churchyard

A small building in the churchyard.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel. A newspaper cutting on display from the reopening of the church in 1892 states :- 

"The work of restoration was in the hands of Mr. Jabez Kime, and great satisfaction is felt at the excellent manner he has fulfilled his contract working in all the improvements in true harmony with the untouched portion. A word of praise is certainly due for the  punctuality with which he has characterized his work. The interior has undergone entire renovation and restoration, the most striking features being the Gothic traceried windows and the flooring. The seats are all open" 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave

Looking towards the inner west doorway and gallery above.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave

A view across the nave towards the organ.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave

A view back from the chancel towards the inner west doorway and gallery above.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Chandelier
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Chandelier
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Chandelier

One of two charming brass chandeliers in the nave at Welton.

August 2013

Welton le Marsh, St Martin church, chandelier
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Font
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Font
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Font

Kelly's Directory 1930 notes "the original 14th century font basin was discovered in a field in 1912, in use as a cattle trough ; it was replaced, mounted on a shaft and base of appropriate design and re-dedicated in 1914"

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, font
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Lectern
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Lectern
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Lectern

Lectern located next to the chancel step.

A newspaper cutting on display from the restoration and re-opening of the church in 1892 states "A very handsome lectern commands admiration and attention, it is certainly a most beautiful specimen of woodwork and has been executed we believe, by Mr Laming, of Spilsby and should be a work he would point to with pride" 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, window, lectern
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument

One of a group of Walls family memorials near the pulpit. 

"TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF MARY ELIZBETH ALICE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF RICHD & ANNIE WALLS OF BOOTHBY HALL WHO DIED JULY 25TH 1877 AGED I9"

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, walls
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument

"TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF THE REVD JOSEPH WALLS, M. A. OF BOOTHBY HALL, FOR 39 YEARS PERPETUAL CURATE OF THIS PARISH. DIED JANUARY 1ST 1857, AGED 77 YEARS ...

ALSO OF ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE DIED FEBRUARY 19TH 1857. AGED 74 YEARS. AFTER MANY YEARS OF PATIENT SUFFERING. 

ALSO IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH. THEIR ELDEST SON. DIED NOVR, 22ND 1857. AGED 47 YEARS"

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, JOSEPH WALLS
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Monument

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICHARD GEORGE WALLS M.A. OF BOOTHBY HALL RECTOR OF FIRSBY AND VICAR OF GREAT STEEPING BORN MARCH 17TH 1818 DIED NOVEMBER 5TH 1893 AND OF ANNIE HIS WIFE BORN MAY 14TH 1830 DIED MAY 28TH 1882 THEIR BODIES REST IN THIS CHURCHYARD THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY THEIR CHILDREN"

In White's Directory 1872 it is reported that "Baroness Willoughby de Eresby is lady of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to the Rev. R. G. Walls, M.A., who resides at Boothby Hall, a large and pleasantly situated mansion, and C. L. Massingberd, Esq."

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, monument, RICHARD GEORGE WALLS
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ

The maker's plate reads "Williamson & Hyatt 1961 Trunch Norfolk"

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Organ

A brass plate attached to the organ reads :- 

"THIS ORGAN HAS COME FROM THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM AND HAS BEEN DONATED IN MEMORY OF WILFRED HENRY FOX-ROBINSON PRIEST R.N.V.R. 27-1-1911 2-10-1991.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, organ
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Pulpit
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Pulpit
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Pulpit

Late C18 font just visible behind the pulpit.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, pulpit
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Roll of Honour
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Roll of Honour
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, Roll of Honour

First World War Roll of Honour.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, roll of honour
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, War Memorial
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, War Memorial
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Nave, War Memorial

First World War memorial.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, war memorial
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower

"3 stage tower, top stages offset, with offset plain parapet and corner lead pinnacles. Semi-circular headed louvred belfry lights"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063626?section=official-list-entry 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, tower
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, Commandment Boards
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, Commandment Boards
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, Commandment Boards

Commandment Boards now displayed in the porch area at the base of the tower.

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, Commandment Boards
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Inner

"6 panelled inner doors with semi-circular headed panels above in similar arch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063626?section=official-list-entry 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, doorway
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Outer
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Outer
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Tower, West Doorway Outer

"West doorway has semi-circular head with ashlar keystone, pair of planked and slatted outer doors"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063626?section=official-list-entry 

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Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image, doorway
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

"A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Spilsby Circuit Past And Present" prepared by  Colin Shepherdson & Keith Guyler 1977 (Revised August 1998) states that :-

i) The Society was formed in 1787 and a chapel built in 1836 It was sold in 1874 following the opening of the new chapel. It is now in use as a cottage and is situated in Beck Lane 250 yards north of the present chapel.

ii) The stonelaying of a second chapel, in Beck Lane, occurred on the 17.4.1873 and the chapel opened on the 31.10.1873. The last service was held on the 20.10.1991 and the chapel put up for sale in 1993 The chapel is still standing disused and for sale" 

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Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

A second view of the chapel from Beck Lane.

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Welton le Marsh, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welton le Marsh, Wheel Inn
Welton le Marsh, Wheel Inn
Welton le Marsh, Wheel Inn

White's Directory 1872 has "Kirkman Soulby, victualler, Wheel"

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Welton le Marsh, Wheel Inn