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West Rasen
 
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge
West Rasen, Packhorse Bridge

This packhorse bridge is about 20 metres long and crosses the River Rase in West Rasen, about 3 miles west of Market Rasen (TF 063893).

It is said to have been built in the early 1300s by the then Bishop of Lincoln, who also built a bridge over the Ancholme, two miles away at the place now known as Bishopbridge.

Pevsner, however, dates the bridge to the 15th century.

F Robinson, 2010

West Rasen, packhorse bridge, Bishopbridge
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints

The unbuttressed tower - of ironstone, like the remainder of the church - has later bell openings and pinnacles of an unusual turret shape with projecting crenellations.

July 2013

West Rasen, All Saints church,
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints

All Saintsí is a large ironstone church dating largely from the 13th and 14th centuries.

The tall clerestoried interior has an Early English south arcade, and there is Norman arcade built into the north wall.

July 2013

West Rasen, All Saints church
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints

The clerestory windows on the south side of the nave are flanked by a frieze of shields said to have come from a tomb-chest.

July 2013

West Rasen, All Saints church
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints
West Rasen, All Saints

West Rasen is now the smallest of the Rasens but must once have been of some significance.

Even without its lost north aisle (the Norman arcade is still visible), All Saints church is a spacious building.

The surviving south arcade is Early English.

Usually open and worth a visit though parking is tricky.

Mark Acton, 2014

West Rasen, All Saints church
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

The churchyard cross, with medieval base, is to the south of the church.

July 2013

West Rasen, All Saints church, churchyard cross