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Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints

All Saints in Harmston has an early Norman tower with a Perpendicular pinnacle top. The rest of the building dates from 1868.

The chancel contains notable eighteenth-century monuments to Sir George and Sir Samuel Thorold.

In the churchyard lies John Willson, killed whilst erecting the statue of George III on top of the Dunston Pillar in 1810.

Mark Acton, 2013

Harmston, All Saints church
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints

View looking east towards the chancel.

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints

View looking west.

"Tower arch early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1164892 

Royal Arms hanging in the tower arch with painting "Adoration of the Magi" above.

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, Church, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard

Grave of Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn who died 2nd January 1924.

Owner of Harmston Hall and grandson of Nathaniel Clayton, the Lincoln iron founder.

Church benefactor who provided three of the stained glass windows 1905-6, the angel lectern 1908, and a pair of iron doors for the south porch 1910. 

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, churchyard, Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard

The grave of John Willson killed whilst erecting the statue of George III on top of Dunston Pillar 1810.

"He who erected the nobel King 

Is here now laid by Death's sharp sting"

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, churchyard, John Willson
Harmston, All Saints, Font
Harmston, All Saints, Font
Harmston, All Saints, Font

Norman bowl set on a modern square base.

Oak and wrought iron cover 1949. 

DB 11 April 2018

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Font
Harmston, All Saints, Lectern
Harmston, All Saints, Lectern
Harmston, All Saints, Lectern

Brass angel lectern the gift of Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn in 1908.

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, Brass angel lectern, Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir George Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir George Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir George Thorold

"Here lyes the Body of Sir George Thorold Knt: & Bart: who built new this Church and Chancel in the year 1717. and was Lord Mayor of the City of London 1720 ...."

Located south chancel on the opposite side to his brother Samuel's monument.

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Memorial, George Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir Samuel Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir Samuel Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Memorial Sir Samuel Thorold

Memorial to Sir Samuel Thorold Bart. died 1738.

Located north chancel on the opposite side to his brother George's monument. 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Memorial, Samuel Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Painting
Harmston, All Saints, Painting
Harmston, All Saints, Painting

"Adoration of the Magi" hanging above the west tower arch.

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, painting, Adoration of the Magi
Harmston, All Saints, Royal Arms
Harmston, All Saints, Royal Arms
Harmston, All Saints, Royal Arms

Inscription at the bottom of the royal arms reads

"This Church, was in a falling condition, and ye chancel, was quite down, were rebuilt Anno: Dom: 1717, at ye sole charge of the Right Hon: Sir Geo Thorold Bart: Ld Mayor"

DB 8 May 2018  

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Royal Arms, Thorold
Harmston, All Saints, Saxon Cross
Harmston, All Saints, Saxon Cross
Harmston, All Saints, Saxon Cross

Chuch guide states 

"Saxon cross carved with a Crucifixion and a Resurrection; this was discovered in the walls of the old Manor House"

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Saxon Cross
Harmston, All Saints, Tower
Harmston, All Saints, Tower
Harmston, All Saints, Tower

"Norman west tower the only remains of the medieval church which was rebuilt in 1717, and then largely rebuilt again in 1868 by the architect Withers.

The late Cll west tower has an opening on each face, at bell chamber level, each is made up of coupled round-headed openings with columns with scalloped capitals between.

The crenellated top with 8 pinnacles is Perpendicular"

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints, Tower
Harmston, All Saints, War Memorial
Harmston, All Saints, War Memorial
Harmston, All Saints, War Memorial

"In remembrance of those who gave their lives in two world wars and especially the men of this parish of Harmston"

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints, War memorial
Harmston, Free Methodist Chapel, Blacksmith Lane
Harmston, Free Methodist Chapel, Blacksmith Lane
Harmston, Free Methodist Chapel, Blacksmith Lane

Former Methodist chapel now in use as a workshop.

"It was built in 1857 and closed in 1934. A defaced ashlar date tablet in the gable is inscribed Free Methodist but the date is unclear"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Untitled/238685.record?ImageId=5449&pt=S 

DB 8 May 2018    

Harmston, Methodist, chapel
Harmston, Harmston Hall
Harmston, Harmston Hall
Harmston, Harmston Hall

Built 1710 for Sir George Thorold who was Lord Major of London 171920.

Estate sold 1898 to Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn, a grandson of Nathaniel Clayton, the Lincoln iron founder. 

Bought by the Lincolnshire Joint Board for the Mentally Defective, who opened it in 1935 as a 'Colony for Mental Defectives'.

Hospital closed in 1989 and is now a private residence.

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Files/Parish/829/Historical_Information.pdf 

DB 3 April 2018

Harmston, Hall, Sir George Thorold, Clayton, Lincolnshire Joint Board for the Mentally Defective
Harmston, Pump Shelter
Harmston, Pump Shelter
Harmston, Pump Shelter

"Pump, School Lane/Hill Top.

C20 shelter over the site of a public pump, important up to the mid C20 as a source of a public water supply.

Conical roof of Rosemary tiles supported on oak posts resting on padstones"

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Pump, Shelter, Water, pump, shelter
Harmston, School
Harmston, School
Harmston, School

The school was opened as a National School in 1851.

Senior children were transferred to Waddington School from February 1941.

The school was closed on 21 July 1983, with the children transferred to Navenby CE School and other schools.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/HARMSTON-CE-SCHOOL/529177.record?pt=S 

Located at the top of School Lane but now a private house. Inscription on building reads

"National Schools

MDCCCLI" 

DB 8 May 2018 

Harmston, National School, Church of England School
Harmston, School
Harmston, School
Harmston, School

Plaque in All Saints parish church. Placed by the Friends of Harmston School to commemorate its closure in 1983. 

DB 8 May 2018  

 

Harmston, School
Harmston, The Grange
Harmston, The Grange
Harmston, The Grange

"Farmhouse C18 with C19 and C20 additions."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061986 

DB 8 May 2018    

Harmston, The Grange, farmhouse
Harmston, Thorold Arms
Harmston, Thorold Arms
Harmston, Thorold Arms

"Thorold Arms. High Street. Public House.

C19 of coursed limestone rubble with a brown concrete tiled roof. Of at least two builds, two brick chimney stacks, one gable and one ridge, the latter once a gable stack.

First floor retains 5, 6 x 6 pane, sliding sash windows, four under the eaves and one in an east gable under a cambered stone arch.

The ground floor has early C20 leaded casements, most under cambered stone arches. Central C20 6 panel door with leaded fanlight over"

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Thorold Arms, Public House
Harmston, Thorold Arms, Signboard
Harmston, Thorold Arms, Signboard
Harmston, Thorold Arms, Signboard

Detail of the signboard.

Sir George Thorold 1666-1732 and subsequent members of the Thorold family were owners of Harmston Hall.

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

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, Thorold Arms, Public House, Signboard
Harmston, Water Standpost
Harmston, Water Standpost
Harmston, Water Standpost

"Hydrant, Chapel Lane.

Cast iron street hydrant installed as part of the provision of a public water supply in the mid C20.

Domed topped with a distinctive lions head, the mouth forming the spout and with a grid below to stand a bucket.

Cast by Glenfield and Kennedy of Kilmarnock.

Examples can be found in several villages in the northern half of the District" 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 
 
DB 8 May 2018   
Harmston, water, standpost, standpipe, Hydrant, Glenfield and Kennedy
Harmston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane
Harmston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane
Harmston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane

"The first chapel was built in 1846 and replaced by a new chapel in 1873 which closed in 1973. It has been much altered and refenestrated"

http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MLI82023&resourceID=1006 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Methodist Chapel, Wesleyan