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Baston
 
Baston, Main Street
Baston, Main Street
Baston, Main Street

Baston is a village of some 1500 people on the edge of the Fens between Bourne and Market Deeping.  The busy A15 passes through the edge of the village.

An Anglo-Saxon cemetery of funerary urns was discovered here in 1851.

undated postcard, probably 1920s

Baston, Anglo-Saxon cemetery, funerary urns
Baston, Manor House
Baston, Manor House
Baston, Manor House

A 17th century L-shaped house with brick and stone bands on the north front.

The Dovecote is dated 1802.

H D Martineau c.1980

Baston, Manor House, dovecote
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist

The church of St John the Baptist has 14th century nave arcades within, while externally the church has work from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

The three stage ashlar tower dates from the 15th century.

September 2014

Baston, St John Baptist church
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist

The porch with its niche and pinnacles, like the ornamented west end of the south aisle may date from c1403 when a chapel of St Mary was created.

September 2014

Baston, St John Baptist church, porch
Baston, St John Baptist, porch
Baston, St John Baptist, porch
Baston, St John Baptist, porch

The elaborate niche over the south porch may have held a pieta.

September 2014

Baston, St John Baptist church, pieta, porch