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Irnham
 
Irnham Hall
Irnham Hall
Irnham Hall

Irnham Hall was built for Sir Richard Thimbleby in the early 16th century and was an active centre for Catholicism for a long period.

Sir Geoffrey Luttrell was the owner of the estate in the previous century.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach's book, 'Lincolnshire Country Houses and their Families: Part 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Irnham, Hall, Sir Richard Thimbleby, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell
Irnham, Griffin Inn
Irnham, Griffin Inn
Irnham, Griffin Inn

"Public house. C17, extended and extensively remodelled early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062807 

DB 27 June 2018   

Irnham, Griffin Inn, Public House
Irnham, Hawthorpe Road
Irnham, Hawthorpe Road
Irnham, Hawthorpe Road

Looking south along Hawthorpe Road towards the Griffin Inn.

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Hawthorpe Road
Irnham, Newton House
Irnham, Newton House
Irnham, Newton House

"House. C17, altered and extended early C18 and late C18"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360102

"Gates and railings. Late C18. Ashlar and wrought iron"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308812 

Pevsner comments that this is possibly the dower house to Irnham Hall. 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Newton House
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew

"St Andrew's Church is late Norman with Perpendicular additions, and was heavily restored in 1858, and again in 2006.

It holds the tomb and Easter Sepulchre of Geoffrey Luttrell, who commissioned the Luttrell Psalter, a celebrated medieval manuscript, in the early 14th century"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irnham 

Peter Kirk Collection, 31 March 1991

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, Easter Sepulchre, Geoffrey Luttrell, Luttrell Psalter
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew

Viewed from the north.

Irnham Hall can be seen behind right.

New north door, designed by Ptolemy Dean, installed 2006.

http://www.irnham.org/st-andrew-s-church.html 

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew
Irnham, Saint Andrew

"Parish church. C12, early C13, late C13, C14, early C16, C17, c.1858 restoration"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel

Looking into the sanctuary.

Altar rail is C19. 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Aumbry
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Aumbry
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Aumbry

"In the sanctuary a C14 ogee headed aumbry with crockets and finial on the north side"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel, aumbry
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Brass
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Brass
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Brass

"In the chancel a small mid C15 figure of a knight in full armour, inscription missing, possibly to Sir Geoffrey Hilton"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, brass
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"the stained east window is a memorial to W.H. Woodhouse"

Of Irnham Hall he was a Captain of the Lincolnshire Militia and a Deputy Lieutenant of the County. Died 16th May 1859.  

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel, east window, W.H.Woodhouse
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia

"Early C13 triple sedilia with round shafts, foliate capitals and moulded heads"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"in 1866 the trustees of the estate erected new entrance gates of iron, with stone pillars and iron palisading at the approach to the churchyard from the Corby road"

DB 27 June 2018 


Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb

"Tomb. 1859. Limestone ashlar and carrera marble.

To William Henry Woodhouse of Irnham Hall.

In the Greek taste"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360105 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse tomb
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave

View looking west.

Late C12 tower arch probably the oldest part of the building.

Church once had a south aisle as witness the blocked arches to the left.

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Andrew is a fine building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 4 bells:

in the church are several ancient monuments and a brass, with canopy, to Sir Andrew Luttrell, ob. I390:

there is another brass effigy of a man in armour, c. 1430:

the stained east window is a memorial to W.H. Woodhouse:

in 1858 the church was entirely restored and an ancient Easter sepulcihre, previously in the chancel, removed to the east end of the north aisle ; and in 1866 the trustees of the estate erected new entrance gates of iron, with stone pillars and iron palisading at the approach to the churchyard from the Corby road:

here are 100 sittings"

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, Nave
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Font
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Font
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Font

"The early C13 tub font has bowl supported on round shaft with 4 attached colonettes.

Finely carved oak openwork font cover with crockets and finials"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

Font cover not evident when this image was taken.

DB 27 June 2018

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, Font
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Hatchment
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Hatchment
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Hatchment

At west end of nave above the tower arch. 

Hatchment from the Woodehouse family who lived in Irnham Hall during the second half C19.

DB 27 June 2018

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, hatchment, Woodehouse
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Royal Arms
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Royal Arms
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Nave, Royal Arms

George I Royal Coat of Arms dated 1726.

At west end of nave above the tower arch. 

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, George I, Royal Arms
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Aisle
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Aisle
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Aisle

View looking east towards the North Chapel.

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, North Aisle
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel

Easter sepulchre, flanked by blank niches, visible below the east window.

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, North Chapel
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Brass
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Brass
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Brass

"In the north chapel a handsome brass to Sir Andrew Luttrell, d.1390.

Depicting deceased life-sized beneath a cusped ogee canopy, wearing plate armour with feet on a lion and inscription at the base"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

He was the son of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, who commissioned the Luttrell Psalter, one of the most famous medieval manuscripts because of its rich illustrations of everyday life in the 14th century.

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-luttrell-psalter 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, brass, Sir Andrew Luttrell
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Easter Sepulchre
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Easter Sepulchre
Irnham, Saint Andrew, North Chapel, Easter Sepulchre

"In the north chapel an early C14 Easter sepulchre of sideboard form, comprising 3 niches with elaborately cusped and floriated nodding ogee canopies with the upper part richly decorated with gablettes, pinnacles, pierced foliage and further canopies.

In the sides are pierced reticulated panels, and it has a brattished top.

The sepulchre is flanked by blank niches.

The Easter Sepulchre was probably moved to its current position in 1858"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

"The Easter Sepulchre is an arched recess generally in the north wall of the chancel, in which from Good Friday to Easter day were deposited the crucifix and sacred elements in commemoration of Christ's entombment and resurrection"

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

DB 27 June 2018   

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, North Chapel, Easter Sepulchre
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Organ
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Organ
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Organ

Organ positioned between the north chapel and chancel.

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, organ
Irnham, Saint Andrew, School Salvage Shield
Irnham, Saint Andrew, School Salvage Shield
Irnham, Saint Andrew, School Salvage Shield

Supporting the war effort.

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, school salvage shield
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Tower
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Tower
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Tower

Base of west tower.

"Recut C12 west door with chamfered hood and imposts, above a single rectangular light"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308771 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, tower
Irnham, Saint Andrew, War Memorial
Irnham, Saint Andrew, War Memorial
Irnham, Saint Andrew, War Memorial

"Two bronze plaques.

The First World War plaque is larger and above that of the Second world War.

The inscriptions of both protrude outwards"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Irnham/1580279.record?pt=S 

DB 27 June 2018 

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Church, war memorial