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Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints

Situated on the edge of the Wolds, with fine views across to Lincoln, All Saints was rebuilt in 1869 by James Fowler in Early English style.

Inside, the church has a timber arch separating the eastern apse from the nave.

Fowler retained a 13th century arcade which is built into the nave north wall.

August 2010 

Sixhills, All Saints, James Fowler
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints

Kelly's Directory 1919 has :-

"The church of All Saints is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with pinnacles containing 4 bells:

the church, with the exception of the tower and south doorway, was entirely rebuilt in 1869 :

there was once a north aisle of three bays, traces of which may be seen in the north wall; in the south wall there are two Decorated windows:

at the time of the restoration of this church it was intended to retain and restore the tower, but owing to the incautious manner in which the work was carried on the tower gave way, and was eventually, with much trouble removed, but was rebuilt in 1875, under the direction of Mr. James Fowler of Louth:

in 1902 the new tower, which had much decayed, was restored at an expense of over £300, the greater part of which was borne by Lord Heneage:

there are 75 sittings"

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints

White's Directory 1872 has :-

"The Church (All Saints) having been for a long time in a most dilapidated state, was taken down and rebuilt in 1869, mostly at the expense of the patron.

It is a small but neat structure, consisting of nave and apsidal chancel, neatly fitted up. The unsightly and diminutive gable turret which was substituted for the old massive tower, which contained three ancient bells, was struck by lightning on the 17th August, 1871, and completely cut through without doing any damage to rest of the building.

The incumbent is using laudable and zealous efforts to rebuild the demolished tower, and has already collected over £360 towards that object.

The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £6, and now having a yearly rent charge of £75, and 8 acres of glebe, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Allix Wilkinson, M.A., who is also rector of South Willingham, where he resides.

The vicarage house is occupied by the Rev. F. F. Cornish, one of her Majesty's inspectors of schools"

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints, Corbel
Sixhills, All Saints, Corbel
Sixhills, All Saints, Corbel

"Nave and apsidal sanctuary are undivided but the sanctuary is marked by a large stone corbel in the form of shield bearing angel to either side of nave"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359515?section=official-list-entry 

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, corbel
Sixhills, All Saints, Font
Sixhills, All Saints, Font
Sixhills, All Saints, Font

"Circular C19 chalice shaped font, decorated with 4 roundels depicting scenes from the life of Christ"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359515?section=official-list-entry 

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, font
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior

Looking east towards the apsidal sanctuary.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior 
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior 
Sixhills, All Saints, Interior 

Looking west towards the C19 tower arch and font.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument

"Beneath are deposited the Remains of Mr William Gwillim who died October ye 26th 1777 ..."

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument
Sixhills, All Saints, Monument

"SACRED to the memory of ELIZABETH CHRISTINA KNIGHT daughter of ALEXANDER KNIGHT GENT. of Sixhill Grange who died Feby. 2nd 1800 Aged 20"

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image
Sixhills, All Saints, Organ
Sixhills, All Saints, Organ
Sixhills, All Saints, Organ

Organ located at the west end of the nave.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, organ
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch

"The gabled south porch has a deeply moulded C19 outer doorway with floriate stops and carving to the top of the chamfered sides and single pointed side lights. The inner doorway is in a moulded pointed opening dying to reveals and the plain door has contemporary decorative hinges"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359515?section=official-list-entry 

DB 7 June 2022

Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, porch
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch 
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch 
Sixhills, All Saints, Porch 

Unglazed opening on the east side of the south porch, showing the ironstone and greenstone Fowler used (possibly reused?) in the construction of the church in 1869.

August 2010

Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints, Pulpit
Sixhills, All Saints, Pulpit
Sixhills, All Saints, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, pulpit
Sixhills, All Saints, Reading Desk
Sixhills, All Saints, Reading Desk
Sixhills, All Saints, Reading Desk

C19 reading desk.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image, reading desk
Sixhills, All Saints, Roof
Sixhills, All Saints, Roof
Sixhills, All Saints, Roof

This fine decorated cast-iron work is on the ridge of the roof at the east end of the nave.

August 2010

Sixhills, All Saints, roof ridge cast iron
Sixhills, All Saints, Sanctuary
Sixhills, All Saints, Sanctuary
Sixhills, All Saints, Sanctuary

A closer view of the apsidal sanctuary.

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Sixhills, All Saints Church, image