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Marshchapel
 
Marshchapel, saltern
Marshchapel, saltern
Marshchapel, saltern

Low mounds, scattered over several square miles in this part of the Marsh, are the ploughed over spoil heaps of an earlier salt industry (by the evaporation of sea water).

Individual ‘salterns’, like this one, can be identified with those shown on a Marshchapel parish map of 1595.

Frank Robinson, November 2013

Marshchapel, saltern, salt extraction
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

St Mary’s is a grand Marshland church, with an imposing tower, aisled nave with clerestory and chancel.

The entire building dates from the 15th century, built with wealth from the local salt industry.

September 2012 

Marshchapel, St Mary, salt industry
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

Typical windows of the Perpendicular style are found in both aisles and chancel.

Those in the aisles have 3 lights; the chancel windows have 4.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

St Mary's tower is faced in ashlar limestone.

It is supported - or rather decorated - by pairs of long angled buttresses.

There is a fine 4-light Perpendicular window in the west wall of the tower.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church
Marshchapel, St Mary, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary church, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque

This grotesque is just above the south porch.

September 2012

Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior

The interior of St Mary's is wide and spacious, well lit by the clerestory and the many fine Perpendicular windows, including the east window visible here.

September 2012

Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary church, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, monument
Marshchapel, St Mary, monument
Marshchapel, St Mary, monument

Alabaster tablet on the chancel wall, reading:

To the sacred memorie of / Walter Harpham Gent. & Ann his wife, whoe lived & / died in Gods feare & favour, he March the 23 1607 aged / 60 years, she March 15 1617 aged 76 & had issue / Alice married to Tho. Phillips Gent. who by him had / issue Willoughby whoe died childlese, and Eliz. / married to William Wesled Gent. & by him had issue / 7 sons & 3 daughters, and by Chr. Broxholme Gent. / her 2d husband had issue one sone , and died / July the 20 1628 aged 53 years.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church, monument, Harpham, Westled, Broxholme
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch

The porch at St Mary's was built along with the rest of the church in Perpendicular style.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church, porch