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South Thoresby
 
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew

A small brick built church of 1738, St Andrew’s comprises a  3-stage west tower, a nave and a short chancel with a Venetian style east window – shown here.

Inside can be found an 18th century pulpit and reader’s desk and a 14th century octagonal font.

South Thoresby, St Andrew, church, Georgian
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew

The brick church of St Andrew in South Thoresby dates from 1735-8.

It has a Venetian style east window and pinnacled tower.

Mark Acton, 2007

South Thoresby, St Andrew church, Venetian window,
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew
South Thoresby, St Andrew

The nave windows in this early Georgian church are arched and keyed in.

Pevsner asserts that the brick is 'still' laid in English bond. In fact this applies only the lower courses up to about one metre; above that the bricks are laid - as Pevsner no doubt expected in a building of this date - in Flemish bond. 

September 2015

South Thoresby, St Andrew church
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway
South Thoresby, St Andrew, doorway

The doorway in the south wall of the tower has a Gibbs surround and pediment.

A Gibbs surround to a doorway, an eighteenth century design feature, consists of alternating larger and smaller blocks of stone.

September 2015

South Thoresby, St Andrew church, doorway, Gibbs surround
South Thoresby, St Andrew, window
South Thoresby, St Andrew, window
South Thoresby, St Andrew, window

A round-headed window in the south wall of the nave.

September 2015

South Thoresby, St Andrew church, window
Thoresby House
Thoresby House
Thoresby House

This illustration, made for Sir Joseph Banks in the 1790s, is of a little known though substantial house in South Thoresby built for the Wood family.

It was demolished in the 1820s.

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

South Thoresby, House, Wood