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Ashby Puerorum
 
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew

St Andrew’s is charmingly situated next to a farmyard.

The Perpendicular tower is of greenstone much patched with brick.  Both medieval nave and chancel have been much restored in Victorian times.

In the late 13th century the living was appropriated for the support of the choirboys of Lincoln cathedral, hence the name ‘Puerorum’.

September 2006

Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Lincoln Cathedral choirboys
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew

Viewed from the south. 

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states

"The church of St. Andrew is an ancient stone structure, partly Norman and partly Early English :

the windows are Perpendicular :

it consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle and a tower with 2 bells:

about 1850 it underwent extensive repairs, at a cost of nearly £300, raised by a rate and private subscription:

in the church are brasses to the Littlebury family, dated 1521 and I523.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew

"Parish church. C13, C15, restored mid C19, repaired 1930"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147719 

Viewed from the northeast.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew

Viewed from the northwest.

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states

"The living is a Vicarage, yearly value £136, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, and held since 1875 by the Rev. Robert Ward B.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge, who resides at Hagworthingham" 

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Bells
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Bells
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Bells

"The tenor bell was cast in Lincoln in about 1150.

It was originally intended for the new Norman south west tower of Lincoln Cathedral but when the central tower was completed in 1311, the cathedral bells were reorganised and the tenor bell became redundant.

We believe it was given to St Andrews in 1315 when our own tower was built together with a new treble to mark the tower's completion.

The tenor bell is believed to be one of the oldest in the diocese and at 3 cwt is believed to be one of the biggest pre-1200 bells in the country. 

Fewer than 50 pre-1200 bells are left anywhere"

http://www.southwoldsgroup.org.uk/churches/ashby-puerorum 

Bell on the left in this image.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church, Bell
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass

"On the south nave wall are brasses of a male and female figure with further C13 brasses of shields, smaller figures and inscription to Richard Lytleburye, his wife and family, 1521 and 1523"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147719

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states

"Stainsby, which is a farm, now occupied by Mr. E. S. Clarke, was formerly a seat of the Littlebury family"

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church, brass, Richard Lytleburye, Littlebury
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Brass

On the south nave wall C16 brass of a knight in armour.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church, brass
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Stained glass in the chancel east window.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Font
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Font
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Font

"C15 octagonal ashlar font"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147719 

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church, Font
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Nave
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Nave
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west towards the tower.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Organ
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Organ
Ashby Puerorum, St Andrew, Organ

Organ placed at east end of north aisle.

DB 9 September 2018

Ashby Puerorum, Saint Andrew, Church, Organ