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Kirkby La Thorpe
 
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby la Thorpe

Built as a National School with two classrooms in 1860 it later became a CE controlled primary school.

Extensions were added in 2004 and 2011.

October 2011

Kirkby la Thorpe, primary school
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis

St Denis incorporates work of many periods, the earliest being the Norman south doorway and the Transitional four bay arcade.

The squat tower and north aisle are from the Decorated period.

The chancel with its lancet windows was rebuilt in 1854.

October 2011

Kirkby la Thorpe,
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis

The chancel was rebuilt in Early English style in 1854.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis

The large tree-less churchyard to the south of the church provides a good viewpoint.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch

Extensive restoration, including rebuilding of the porch, took place in 1911 under C H Fowler.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch, C H Fowler
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door

The priest's door through the south wall of the chancel, dating from the Transitional period, survived the rebuilding of the chancel in 1854.

It is not in regular use, it seems.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, priest's door
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway

The principal doorway into the church, on the south side of the nave, dates from the Norman period but has been extensively restored.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, south doorway, Norman