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Manthorpe by Grantham
 
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse

"Former pump house. Mid C19, restored 1977"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1264804 

"In the early 20th century, houses began to be connected to electricity, with others supplied by a village pump or their own well.

Eventually the Brownlow estate connected water and electricity to all households"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manthorpe,_Grantham 

DB 30 June 2018

Manthorpe by Grantham, Pumphouse, Brownlow
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse

Plaque recording restoration of the pumphouse

"To Comemorate the Silver Jubilee of

H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

7th June 1977." 

DB 30 June 2018

Manthorpe by Grantham, Pumphouse, Silver Jubilee
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist

St John the Evangelist’s was built in 1847 by the Brownlow family to serve workers on the nearby Belton estate.

The ashlar built church was designed by G G Place of Nottingham in early Decorated style, with a central tower and spire.

September 2009

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, G G Place, Brownlow, Belton
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist

An earlier photograph of the church, taken from almost exactly the same spot.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1990

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist

"The Church of England parish church of St John the Evangelist was designed by architect George Gordon Place of Nottingham and built in 1847–48.

It was built as an estate church by the Brownlow family to provide for Belton Estate workers"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manthorpe,_Grantham 

DB 30 June 2018

Manthorpe by Grantham, Saint John, Church, George Gordon Place, Brownlow, Belton
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel

Most fittings date to 1848 when the church was built.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"the stained east window is a memorial to the Rev. the Hon. Richard Cust, d. 17 July, 1864"

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, stained glass
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, Sanctuary
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, Sanctuary
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, Sanctuary

Detailed view of the sanctuary.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave

Looking west towards the font.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication

Located in the nave beneath the tower. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The Church of St. John the Evangelist, consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln, August 17th, 1848, a building of stone, in the Early Decorated style, from designs by Mr. G. G. Place, architect, of Nottingham, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and central tower, with spire about 50 feet high, containing one bell:

the church was erected wholly at the cost of the late Rev. the Hon. Richard Cust, then rector of Belton; his brother, the late Earl Brownlow, gave the site for the church, graveyard, and parsonage, and built the latter; and both brothers, by separate benefactions, endowed the living"

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Dedication

Located in the nave beneath the tower.  

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"the spire was erected by the eight surviving children of the late Countess Brownlow and her son-in-law, the late Sir William Middleton bart. as a memorial of her"

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Font
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Font
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Font

Decorated style octagonal ashlar font 1848.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194836 

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, Font
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit

Decorated style octagonal pulpit 1848.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194836 

DB 4 May 2019


Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, pulpit
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms

Victorian royal coat of arms dated 1848.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, royal arms
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, South Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, South Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, South Window

One of two south facing windows in the nave with modern stained glass.

Church Guide states :-

"The windows in the south wall of the nave, depicting the four gospel writers, were installed in 1982 in memory of Percy and Adelaide Barker. Percy was a churchwarden for 40 years.

They are the work of John Hayward and L H Bond"

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, Stained Glass
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, War Memorial
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, War Memorial
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, War Memorial

First and Second World War memorials.

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, war memorial
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, West Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, West Window
Manthorpe, St John the Evangelist, Nave, West Window

The Church Guide states :-

"The west window was donated by a nephew of Lord Brownlow, orientalist and East India Company administrator Robert Needham Cust.

It is inscribed, Ex dono Roberti N. Cust apud lndos (Donated by Robert N. Cust of India) AD 1848" 

By Thomas Willement called "the Father of Victorian Stained Glass".

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

DB 4 May 2019

Manthorpe by Grantham, St John the Evangelist, Church, Stained Glass, Thomas Willement