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Barholm, Old Hall Manor House
Barholm, Old Hall Manor House
Barholm, Old Hall Manor House

This house dates from the late 17th century. It is L-shaped with pairs of moulded chimneystacks on the gable ends.

The dovecote, with gables and finials, is contemporary with the house.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

Barholm, Old Hall Manor House
Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin

Externally, the chancel, nave and porch of St Martinís are largely late 13th century - much restored in the 19th century.  However, the inner doorway of the porch and the north arcade inside are Norman.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin

The tower of St Martinís was rebuilt in 1648 and heightened in 1855.  On the west face, just below the date, is the inscription:

 ĎWas ever such a thing since the creation. A new steeple built in the time of vexationí

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin
Barholm, St Martin, arcade
Barholm, St Martin, arcade
Barholm, St Martin, arcade

The north arcade with its sturdy piers, round arches and zig-zag decoration dates from the mid 12th century.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, north arcade
Barholm, St Martin, capital
Barholm, St Martin, capital
Barholm, St Martin, capital

The scalloped, square capital with chevron decoration above, is typical Norman work.

This is the head of one of the piers in the north arcade.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, capital
Barholm, St Martin, font
Barholm, St Martin, font
Barholm, St Martin, font

The sides of the early 13th century font are decorated with a variety of motifs Ė  flowers, circles and zig-zags.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, font
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway
Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway

This small blocked doorway, just to the right of the porch, dates from the 11th century.

September 2014

Barholm, St Martin, Saxon doorway