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Donington on Bain
 
Donington on Bain, Belmont Transmitting Station
Donington on Bain, Belmont Transmitting Station
Donington on Bain, Belmont Transmitting Station

Belmont transmitting station viewed from Donington On Bain.

"From its location, high in the Lincolnshire Wolds, it broadcasts digital television and both analogue and digital radio to Lincolnshire, eastern Yorkshire, northern parts of Norfolk and some parts of Nottinghamshire"

"The mast was constructed in 1965 and it came into service on 20 December of that year. As built it was a tubular pipe 900 feet (274.3 m) long by 9 feet (2.7 m) in diameter, surmounted by a 365 feet (111.3 m) lattice upper section"

"In September 1967 meteorological equipment was added to the 1,265 feet (385.6 m) mast extending its height to 1,272 feet (387.7 m)"

"Between October 2009 and April 2010 the mast was shortened as part of the Digital Switchover works, most of the top section above the fifth stay level was removed (along with the sixth stay level) and the mast now stands 1,154 feet (351.7 m) high"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont_transmitting_station 

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Belmont transmitting station
Donington on Bain, Railway Building
Donington on Bain, Railway Building
Donington on Bain, Railway Building

The tiny weighbridge hut survives near the entrance to the former station yard at Donington on Bain on the Louth to Bardney railway line, closed for passenger traffic in 1951 and 9 years later for goods.

Donington, at 70 metres above sea level, was the highest station on the line.

From here there were stiff climbs to tunnels through the Wolds to both west and east.

Ken Redmore, 2008

Donington On Bain, railway, weighbridge,
Donington on Bain, Railway Bridge
Donington on Bain, Railway Bridge
Donington on Bain, Railway Bridge

This accommodation bridge gave access for farm vehicles and like between fields either side of the Louth to Bardney railway line about half a mile west of Donington Station.

May 2013

Donington On Bain, railway bridge
Donington on Bain, Railway Platelayers' Hut
Donington on Bain, Railway Platelayers' Hut
Donington on Bain, Railway Platelayers' Hut

Platelayers had a regular job keeping the line in good condition.

This hut, at Donington Station, provided shelter and a safe store for tools.

It has been re-roofed but the timber sides are original.  It is now a small store for the local farmer.

May 2013

Donington On Bain, platelayers hut, railway
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station

Looking east along the platform at Donington Station.

The sidings and station yard were on the left.

May 2013

Donington On Bain, Station platform
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station

The station house, waiting rooms and offices were built in red brick with cream brick banding to a common design.

May 2013

Donington On Bain, railway station house
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station
Donington on Bain, Railway Station

Access to the station buildings was through the yard.

Both passengers and freight vehicles used the same entrance from the road.

May 2013

Donington On Bain, Station buildings & house
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew

The church of St Andrew, Donington-on-Bain, has a Norman tower and font.

The chancel arch and lancet windows are Early English. Traces remain of the lost north aisle.

There is an early seventeenth-century brass inscription to ‘the learned prudent pious Thomas Kent’.

Mark Acton, 2012

Donington On Bain, St Andrew, Thomas Kent
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew

The fenestration of St Andrew's is irregular. There are single lancets on the south elevation illuminating nave and chancel.

Buttresses give evidence of repair work over the centuries.

June 2012

Donington On Bain, St Andrew church
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew

The Norman tower at Donington has bell-openings from the Decorated period.

July 2012

Donington On Bain, St Andrew church
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew

"North side of the nave with outline of 2 blocked arcade bays"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063688 

Removal of a former north aisle presumably reflects a reduction in village population. 

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Chancel
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Chancel
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Chancel

The plain chancel of St Andrew's church.

July 2012

Donington On Bain, St Andrew church
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Font
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Font
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Font

"Late C12 drum font with intersecting pointed arcade inscribed, with broad cable decorated band below, and roll moulded above"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063688 

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church, font
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Memorial
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Memorial
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Memorial

"C17 memorial to Thomas Kent, poet"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063688 

"Both Chrysostome and Polycarpe in one

United lye interd beneath this stone

This one a Phoenix was all eminent

The learned prudent pious Thomas Kent

Late Rector of this church as whileome were

His good old father & his Brother deere

Fame hath his praise, ye world his life well spent

His spirit heaven, his bones this monument"

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church, Thomas Kent, Poet, memorial
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Nave
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Nave
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Nave

View looking east towards the chancel.

"Late C12 chancel arch with double chamfered pointed head, a little askew, and hood mould"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063688

Fine display of hassocks.

"Apparently it was the custom at weddings in this church to pelt the bridal party with hassocks as it entered the church"

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/15038/page/22341/view/ 

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church, hassock
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Pulpit
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Pulpit
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church, pulpit
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Roll of Honour
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Roll of Honour
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Roll of Honour

Roll of honour First World war 1914-18.

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church, Roll of Honour
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Tower
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Tower
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, Tower

"West tower rebuilt c.1779 and restored in the C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063688 

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, Saint Andrew, church
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, War Memorial
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, War Memorial
Donington on Bain, St Andrew, War Memorial

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN MEMORY OF THE

MEN OF THIS PARISH

WHO FELL

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918" 

Situated on the edge of Saint Andrew's churchyard and facing the Main Road.

DB 9 September 2018

Donington On Bain, War Memorial