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Kirkby on Bain
 
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary

Greenstone and dating from 1802, St Mary’s in Kirkby-on-Bain has window tracery, porch and chancel of 1879-82.

John Betjeman stayed with the Rector’s family in the village and wrote the poem ‘A Lincolnshire Tale’ which mentions Kirkby.

Not easy to gain access.

Mark Acton, 2013

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary church, John Betjeman, greenstone
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary

Viewed from southwest. 

"Parish church. 1802, restored, chancel rebuilt, porch added, windows filled with mullions and tracery 1879"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1288189 

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"The church of St. Mary, rebuilt in 1802 in a debased Gothic style, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, west porch, vestry and small bell gable containing one bell.

The church was greatly improved in 1879-82 by the addition of the porch and a vestry in Ancaster stone, and the erection of a bell gable, the whole interior being at the same time re-floored, re-seated and refitted, the windows filled with mullions and tracery, and a western gallery removed, at a cost of £616"

Viewed from northeast. 

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary

Church open for "Horncastle And Villages Churches Festival Weekend"

An exhibition relating to the First World war centenary was on display. 

Interior view looking east towards the chancel. 

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Organ
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Organ
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Organ

Located on south side of chancel.

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church, organ
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Pulpit
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Pulpit
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Pulpit

The knitted poppies were part of an exhibition relating to the First World war centenary.

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church, Pulpit
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Queen Anne Royal Arms
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Queen Anne Royal Arms
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Queen Anne Royal Arms

Queen Anne royal arms dated 1712 at the west end of the nave.

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church, Royal Arms, Queen Anne
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows

In 1926 it was decided that a War Memorial window, should be put at the east end.

The glass is by William Morris & Co. and the subject "The Resurrection”

https://kirkbyonbain.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/kob-booklet.pdf 

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church, stained glass, war memorial window, William Morris
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows
Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, War Memorial Windows

In 1926 it was decided that a War Memorial window, should be put at the east end.

The amount contributed exceeded all expectations and there was sufficient money to also put two single lights on either side, as well as, the central three light window.

The glass is by William Morris & Co.

In the two smaller windows are figures representing "Valor” and "Fortitude”.

https://kirkbyonbain.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/kob-booklet.pdf 

DB 9 September 2018

Kirkby on Bain, St Mary, Church, stained glass, war memorial window, William Morris & Co