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Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary

Largely built of ironstone and in the Early English period with later tower.

The chancel was built in 1878-80 by Sleaford architect Charles Kirk.

March 2017

Marston, St Mary, Charles Kirk
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary

St Mary's tower is from the Decorated period. The slender spire has three tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, floor tiles

Colourful Victorian floor tiles in the chancel.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, floor tiles
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, font

A simple but well-proportioned octagonal font with recessed panels on each face of the stem.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, font
Marston, St Mary, hatchment
Marston, St Mary, hatchment
Marston, St Mary, hatchment

Hatchment for Sir John Thorold, 4th Bt who married in 1701 Margaret Waterer, widow of the Hon. Francis Coventry, and d.s.p. 14 Jan 1716/17.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, hatchment, Sir John Thorold, Francis Coventry, Margaret Waterer
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior

On the right, part of the 3-bay south arcade with its round piers and round abaci. Also can be seen one of the openings in the spandrels between the arches.

The north arcade on the left has quatrefoil piers and double chamfered arches.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Alabaster monument to Sir Anthony Thorold, d 1594.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, Sir Anthony Thorold
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Detail of the monument to Sir Anthony Thorold - the recumbent effigy on a rolled-up mat.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, Sir Anthony Thorold
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument
Marston, St Mary, monument

Tomb-chest monument for William Thorold, d.1569, made of Purbeck marble.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, monument, William Thorold, Purbeck marble
Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, piscina

Piscina - or maybe simple shelves (there appears to be no drain) - built in the Victorian chancel.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, piscina
Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, reredos

Described by Pevsner as 'the climax of the interior, sumtuous and leaf-encrusted', this elaborate reredos was provided as part of the work of Kirk in 1878-80.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, reredos
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Marston, St Mary, sedilia
Seats on the south side of the chancel for clergy who assist with the holy sacrament - the sedilia.
Marston, St Mary, sedilia