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South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

The nave, chancel and tower of All Saints were rebuilt during the 19th century.

Much remains from medieval times, however, notably the early 13th century south arcade and the 15th century nave roof.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

View from the south-west.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints

Buttresses at the south-east corner of the chancel are made from chalk and ironstone.

All Saints' church is one of a few surviving Wolds buildings in which chalk has been used.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints, chalk
South Elkington, All Saints, Gravestone (Brackenbury)
South Elkington, All Saints, Gravestone (Brackenbury)
South Elkington, All Saints, Gravestone (Brackenbury)

Memorial to Henry Langton Brackenbury of Thorpe Hall, Louth (1868-1920). MP for Louth 1910 & 1918-20. Also to his father, Major Henry Brackenbury.

Mark Acton, 2020 

South Elkington, Henry Langton Brackenbury
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern

 

South Elkington, All Saints
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ
South Elkington, All Saints, Organ

Victorian features of the church include the reredos, the impressive painted chancel roof and an elaborate organ case.

September 2012

South Elkington, All Saints, organ case
South Elkington, Church Farm
South Elkington, Church Farm
South Elkington, Church Farm

This handsome early nineteenth-century farmhouse immediately north of the church is Grade II listed:

The details on the Historic England website are as follows 

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Church Farm
South Elkington, Church Institute
South Elkington, Church Institute
South Elkington, Church Institute

This substantial and handsome building, with stone hooded, quoined and mullioned windows, was built as the Reading Room & Institute for £1000 in 1905.
 
It was the gift of Revd Canon James Grenville Smyth, vicar of North and South Elkington from 1854-1902 with some financial help from his brother and other members of the Smyth family who owned the estate here.
 
It is still in use, notably by South Elkington Women’s Institute.
 
Read more details about this building

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Church Institute
South Elkington, Church Institute, Foundation Stone
South Elkington, Church Institute, Foundation Stone
South Elkington, Church Institute, Foundation Stone

By the time the Institute was built Canon Smyth had retired.

The letters after his name have been cut out and amended; it appears that he had gained an additional qualification c 1895.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Church Institute, Foundation Stone
South Elkington, Church Institute, Boundary Wall
South Elkington, Church Institute, Boundary Wall
South Elkington, Church Institute, Boundary Wall

The retaining wall alongside the path to the door is lined with loose-laid, over-burned bricks, which are also seen elsewhere in the village.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Church Institute, Wall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

This Italianate house was designed by W A Nicholson and built in 1841.

Hugh D Martineau, c.1980

South Elkington, W A Nicholson
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

Elkington Hall, in South Elkington, was a relatively plain brick building in Italianate style, relieved by a substantial tower.

It was built in 1841-42 for the Smyth family by Edward Buckton Lambe. (Smyth also rebuilt the nave of the church.)

It remained in the Smyth family until the estate was sold in the 1930s. The house was demolished in the 1960s.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach and R Pacey's book, 'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses: Volume 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard


South Elkington, Elkington Hall, Edward Buckton Lambe, Smyth family
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall
South Elkington, Elkington Hall

A more distant view of the Hall from the south. The outbuildings included a small gas-making plant with retort house and gasholder.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard by Hickingbottom and Bullamore of Lincoln


South Elkington, Elkington Hall, gasworks, Hickingbottom, Bullamore
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, army camp

The location of this temporary camp of the First World War period is uncertain but was very likely in the parkland near Elkington Hall.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard 

 

South Elkington, Elkington Hall, World War One army camp
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet
South Elkington, Elkington Hall, hunt meet

A meeting of a local hunt - possibly the South Wold - in the grounds of Elkington Hall.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard 

South Elkington, Elkington Hall, South Wold Hunt
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel

A certificate in County Archives shows that a Methodist group were meeting in a private house as early as 1812. However, this would seem to be the only purpose-built chapel in the village.
 
It was built in 1898 as a United Free Methodist chapel.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel

A low extension at right angles has increased the accommodation as a dwelling. A commendable effort has been made to match materials and window design to the original chapel building.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Chapel
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel, Plaque
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel, Plaque
South Elkington, Methodist Chapel, Plaque

The dedication stone above the porch entrance is still very clear cut. It appears there was once a light above it.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Chapel
South Elkington, School
South Elkington, School
South Elkington, School

The school was built in 1877 for 128 children from the parishes of North and South Elkington.
 
In 1947 the senior pupils were transferred to Monks Dyke School in Louth and this building became a primary school. It closed in 1982.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, School
South Elkington, Schoolmaster's House
South Elkington, Schoolmaster's House
South Elkington, Schoolmaster's House

This substantial house for the schoolmaster appears to be contemporary with the school next door. The imposing twisted chimney looks original.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, Schoolmaster's House
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern

Water cistern now in the parterre garden at Holme Pierrepont Hall near Nottingham. Local signage states :-

"The lead water cistern dating from 1786 was rescued from Thorpe Hall, near Louth in Lincolnshire, as part of the Brackenbury family heritage and placed here by Robin Brackenbury to grace the newly laid parterre garden, in the 1970s"

Thorpe Hall was built about 1584 for Sir John Bolle. Captain Langston Brackenbury, MP for Louth, bought the Hall in 1906.

DB 23 February 2020

South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern, Brackenbury, Holme Pierrepont Hall
South Elkington, War Memorial
South Elkington, War Memorial
South Elkington, War Memorial

Constructed of Cornish granite and built by Mawer Bros of Louth, the memorial was dedicated and unveiled on 12 December 1920.

One hundred years later, with Covid likely to disrupt a ceremony on Armistice Sunday, the members of South Elkington Women’s Institute decided to decorate the memorial and boundary chains with hand-crafted red poppies.

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, War Memorial
South Elkington, War Memorial
South Elkington, War Memorial
South Elkington, War Memorial

The dedication reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY OF/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ CONNECTED WITH ELKINGTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR HOME AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND WHOSE NAMES/ ARE INSCRIBED BELOW/ "LEST WE FORGET”
 
The names are:
* PRIVATE HERBERT ABBOTT, 2/5 LINC REGT
* PRIVATE EDWIN HUDSON 11TH LINC REGT
* PRIVATE WILLIAM WHITLAM LAMMIN 2ND LINC REGT
* PRIVATE GEORGE ROBINSON 2ND LINC REGT
* PRIVATE JOHN TUXWORTH 5TH LINC REGT
* PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAM GADSBY 1/8TH WEST YORKS REGT
* PRIVATE GEORGE GRIMOLDBY 2ND NOTTS & DERBY REGT
* PRIVATE ALFRED ERNEST SHADLOCK 1ST NOTTS & DERBY REGT
* CAPT FRANCIS WILLIAM BURKINSHAW R.F.A.
* LIEUT HENRY SHARPLEY R.F.A.
* PRIVATE JAMES HENRY ORMOND LAMMIN 1ST EAST LANCS REGT
* PRIVATE CHARLES BROOKS 1/6 SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
* PRIVATE HENRY PAUL LANE 2ND COLDSTREAM GUARDS
* TROOPER EDGAR ALLEN MAUGHAN 20TH HUSSARS

Jean Howard, 11 April 2022

South Elkington, War Memorial