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Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas

The tower is built in local greenstone (Spilsby sandstone).

The brick chancel was built in 1828 and the nave rebuilt by Giles in 1862.

Matthew Flinders, navigator and cartographer, married Ann Chappelle here on 17 April 1801.

Undated photograph

 

Partney, St Nicholas church, Matthew Flinders, Chappelle,
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas

The nave and aisles were built in 1862 by C E Giles (architect) and the chancel, in red brick, to the extreme right, dates from 1828.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, C E Giles
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas

The nave and aisles were built in 1862 by C E Giles (architect) with windows in Decorated style.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas
Partney, St Nicholas

The tower of St Nicholas's church is remarkably close to the former A16 trunk Road (the village was by-passed in 2005).

Most medieval churches in this area of the county were built in greenstone (Spilsby Sandstone) with limestone dressing.

The 3-light bell openings and the 5-light west window (just visible here) are Perpendicular in style.

September 2015

 

Partney, St Nicholas church
Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, capital

The north arcade is of the Perpendicular period, with slender octagonal piers and double chamfered arches.

At the head of the piers are bands with small fleurons and heads.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, capital

The south arcade has similar piers and arches to the north arcade but dates from the earlier Decorated period.

The decoration at the head of each pier is "lush nobbly leaf" (Pevsner).

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas, capital
Partney, St Nicholas, churchyard cross
Partney, St Nicholas, churchyard cross
Partney, St Nicholas, churchyard cross

This medieval cross with truncated shaft stands to the south of the church.

The base is carved with symbols of the four Evangelists on shields.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, churchyard cross
Partney, St Nicholas, Flinders memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, Flinders memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, Flinders memorial

A stone commemoration in the churchyard of the marriage of Captain Matthew Flinders to Ann Chappelle, step daughter of Rev William Tyler, of Partney on 17 April 1801.

Mark Acton, 2015

Partney, St Nicholas, Matthew Flinders, marriage, Ann Chappelle, William Tyler
Partney, St Nicholas, font
Partney, St Nicholas, font
Partney, St Nicholas, font

The octagonal font carries patterns mainly of the Decorated period.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, font
Partney, St Nicholas, interior
Partney, St Nicholas, interior
Partney, St Nicholas, interior

This general view of the church interior, looking east, shows the arcades (north on the left) with the font in the foreground.

Early nineteenth century timber trusses are evident in the chancel.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church
Partney, St Nicholas, memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, memorial

Matthew Flinders, who was born in Donington near Spalding (30 miles distant), married in this church in 1801.

He is one of the most notable men of Lincolnshire.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas, Matthew Flinders memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, pulpit
Partney, St Nicholas, pulpit
Partney, St Nicholas, pulpit

This highly decorated pulpit dates from the restoration of 1862.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, pulpit
Partney, Village Street
Partney, Village Street
Partney, Village Street

This village street in the centre of Partney later became the busy A16 trunk road before the village by-pass was built in 2005.

This view is from the north.

Undated photograph

Partney, street, church, Matthew Flinders,