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West Ashby
 
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints

All Saints is built of greenstone, and has a 12th century doorway, and a north arcade of c1200.

Much of the building, including the west tower is 15th century.

The church was extensively restored by Ewan Christian in 1872.

September 2006

West Ashby, All Saints church, Ewan Christian
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints

All Saints is built of greenstone, and has a 12th century doorway, and a north arcade of c1200. 

Much of the building, including the west tower is 15th century.

The church was extensively restored by Ewan Christian in 1872.

September 2006

West Ashby, All Saints church, Ewan Christian
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is a building of stone in the Perpendicular and Earlier styles, and consisting of large chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing 3 bells, 8 tubular bells and a clock placed in 1903 by Mr. Basset in memory of his mother:

there are several monuments to the Rockcliffe family:

in the north aisle are memorial windows to Elizabeth Jane wife of Edmund Ruck-Keene esq. of Swyncombe, Oxon, and daughter of William and Elizabeth Elmhirst, who died in Dec. 1875; to Gen. Elmhirst C.B. (d. 1893) and Frances (Hunt) his wife and to Mrs. Lilian Frances Elmhirst:

at the west end of the aisle is a memorial window to William Augustus Elmhirst, capt. 9th Foot, d. 1892:

in the chancel are brasses to Lieut. Stack and Mrs. Booth:

in 1873 the church was completely restored and reseated, the cost of the restoration of the tower being defrayed by Mrs. Basset, daughter of the late William Elmhirst esq. in memory of Mrs. Barnard, well known, under the name of "Claribel," as a musical composer:

there are 200 sittings"

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints

The tower and the south porch.

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, All Saints, Benefactors's Board
West Ashby, All Saints, Benefactors's Board
West Ashby, All Saints, Benefactors's Board

Details of charitable bequests made in the village, 1840

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints, benefactor board
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel

Church was open for the First "Lincolnshire Wolds And Coast Churches Festival".

Brochure describes All Saints Church as :-

"Grade I listed, originating late middle ages. 19th century restoration, partly in memory of Victorian songwriter, Claribel.

Oscar Wilde came to the church whilst visiting his uncle, the vicar, but Oscar soon fell out with his relative over theology and quickly escaped back to London on the train!

Interesting features include Victorian stained glass, late medieval font and windows and curious masonic gravestone outside south porch"

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, East Window

Cl9 east window part of Ewan Christian's 1872-3 restoration.

C19 glass.

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Memorial (Bombardment of Algiers)
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Memorial (Bombardment of Algiers)
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Memorial (Bombardment of Algiers)

"SACRED to the Memory of, RICHARD CALTHROP an Officer of the ROYAL NAVY who gallantly fought and fell in defence of CHRISTIAN LIBERTY on the dreadful but ever memorable attack upon ALGIERS on the 27th day of August 1816 Aged 25 Years ... "

"The Bombardment of Algiers (27 August 1816) was an attempt by Britain and the Netherlands to end the slavery practices of Omar Agha, the Dey of Algiers.

An Anglo-Dutch fleet under the command of Admiral Lord Exmouth bombarded ships and the harbour defences of Algiers.

There was a continuing campaign by various European navies and the American navy to suppress the piracy against Europeans by the North African Barbary states.

The specific aim of this expedition, however, was to free Christian slaves and to stop the practice of enslaving Europeans"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Algiers_(1816) 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, Bombardment of Algiers, RICHARD CALTHROP
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Monument
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Monument
West Ashby, All Saints, Chancel, Monument

"Monument of white and grey marble to Thomas Rockcliffe, died 1783"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1252247 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard

Masonic gravestone with the all-seeing eye of God at the top.

William Drewry Died May 27th 1801 Aged 81. 

Near south porch. 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, churchyard, Freemason
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial

"IN MEMORY OF THESE WEST ASHBY MEN WHO DIED IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919 MAY THEY REST IN PEACE"

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, war memorial
West Ashby, All Saints, Font
West Ashby, All Saints, Font
West Ashby, All Saints, Font

"C15 octagonal font with cusped traceried panels on bowl and pedestal"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1252247 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church, font
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave
West Ashby, All Saints, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"4 bay north arcade of c.1200"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1252247 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle

C14 north aisle looking east.

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle
West Ashby, All Saints, North Aisle

Many interesting C19 stained glass windows.

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Pier and Capital
West Ashby, All Saints, Pier and Capital
West Ashby, All Saints, Pier and Capital

A capital on pier of unusual design in the north arcade dating from the thirteenth century.

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints, capital
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch

"Interior early C12 doorway with semi-circular head"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1252247 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church, porch
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch
West Ashby, All Saints, Porch

The porch in the south-west corner of the nave dates from the fifteenth century.

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints, porch
West Ashby, All Saints, South Doorway
West Ashby, All Saints, South Doorway
West Ashby, All Saints, South Doorway

The doorway from the south porch is Early Norman in origin, though restored.

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints, doorway
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower

Benefactions boards displayed in the base of the tower.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 mentions several charities :-

"In 1707 Richard Freeman left an annuity or rent-charge of 10s. for the use of the poor; in 1763 Hurton Barker left an annuity or rent-charge of 10s.; and in 1848 Mrs. Baker left £300 in the £3 per Cent. Reduced Bank Annuities for purchasing coals"

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower

C15 west tower with tall C19 west window.

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, church, tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower
West Ashby, All Saints, Tower

View of the tower from the north-west. It has a parapet with frieze in lozenge design.

September 2018

West Ashby, All Saints
West Ashby, West Ashby Arms
West Ashby, West Ashby Arms
West Ashby, West Ashby Arms

Formerly known as the Green Dragon Inn.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 lists both a beerhouse and the Green Dragon.

Marshall Frank, beerhouse

Marshall Robert, cattle dealer & vict. Green Dragon

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby Arms, Public House, Green Dragon Inn
West Ashby, West Ashby House
West Ashby, West Ashby House
West Ashby, West Ashby House

An early eighteenth century house, L-shaped with an east front of 5 bays. It has two storeys and pedimented dormers.

The doorway on the East elevation is particularly fine – Roman Doric pilasters and frieze, straight canopy resting on carved brackets.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

West Ashby, West Ashby House, Doric
West Ashby, West Ashby House
West Ashby, West Ashby House
West Ashby, West Ashby House
Grade II* listed, West Ashby House served as the vicarage before the Victorian vicarage was built.
 
The five-bay east front dates from c 1710. The central early C18th doorway was inserted in 1930s and is said to have come from Captain Cook’s house in the Mile End Road, London.
 
Jean Howard, February 2021 
West Ashby, West Ashby House, Henry Lunn
West Ashby, Manor House
West Ashby, Manor House
West Ashby, Manor House

Brick Gothic of the 1840s.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

(White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states "J. B. Stanhope and Wm. Elmhirst, Esqrs., are lords of the manor. The latter owns a great part of the soil, and resides at the Manor House a large and handsome mansion built in 1840, and enlarged four years ago")

West Ashby, Manor House
West Ashby, The Grove
West Ashby, The Grove
West Ashby, The Grove

A seventeenth-century house altered in the eighteenth century and again in 1840. Later it became a hotel and it is now a residential home.

Pearl Wheatley, 2013

West Ashby, The Grove