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High Toynton
 
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :- 

"The church of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt in 1872, at a cost of £1,200, raised by subscription, is an edifice of local sandstone with oolite dressings, in the Early English style, from designs by the late Mr. Ewan Christian, architect, and consists of a chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and a low tower with octagonal belfry at the south-west angle, containing one bell:

there are several stained windows, one of which is a memorial to the wife of the Rev. T. S. Hughes, incumbent here 1889-93:

the reredos of carved stone and marble was erected as a memorial to Thomas Terrett Taylor esq. by his sister, the wife of the Rev. T. S.Hughes:

there are 100 sittings.  

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, Ewan Christian
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist

The church of St John the Baptist was rebuilt in greenstone by Ewan Christian in 1872, with lancet and geometrical style windows.

The unusual tower has an octagonal upper storey and short spire.

Within the porch are some lengths of 12th century chevron work.

Sept 2006

High Toynton, St John Baptist church, Ewan Christian, greenstone
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist
High Toynton, St John Baptist

Viewed from the west.

"Parish church. 1872 by Ewan Christian, re-using some mid C12 fragments"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062998 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, Ewan Christian
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Chancel
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Chancel
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Chancel

"Ornate stone reredos with Caernarvon headed panels containing the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, a roundel with the Lamb of God, and small square plaques with various motifs"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062998 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, chancel
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Chancel, Monuments
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Chancel, Monuments
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Chancel, Monuments

"4 stone monuments with urns and aprons of various designs, to Thomas Ball, died 1805; Thomas Ball, died 1819: Thomas Ball, died 1835 and John Ball, died 1845"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062998 

Image shows the monument to Thomas Ball, died 1805 and Mary his wife.

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, chancel, monuments, Thomas Ball
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Doubly Thankful
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Doubly Thankful
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Doubly Thankful

High Toynton is a doubly thankful village and has no need of a war memorial.

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

Image shows a war savings campaign certificate and lists of those who served in both world wars. 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, doubly thankful village
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Font
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Font
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Font

C20 font.

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, font
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Nave
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Nave
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Nave

View looking east towards the chancel.

C20 pews. 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, nave
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Nave
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Nave
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Nave

View looking west towards the font near the church door.

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, nave
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

The tower porch of the church is heavily strapped. Inside the porch are lengths of zig-zag work from a former arch of Norman date.

October 2015

High Toynton, St John Baptist church
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

C19 Porch

Image shows C12 chevrons re-set above the inner side of the outer door.

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, porch, C12 chevrons
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

"Porch interior with C19 south doorway with pointed moulded head; angled, chamfered jambs with triangular stops and plank door.

A segmental arch of C12 chevron re-set above"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062998 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, porch
High Toynton, Thatched Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane
High Toynton, Thatched Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane
High Toynton, Thatched Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane

"Cottage. Late C18.

Colourwashed mud and stud, some colourwashed brick.

Thatched roof, half hipped to west, hipped to east and 2 ridge stacks"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168167 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Thatched Cottage, mud and stud