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Wilsford, Main Street
Wilsford, Main Street
Wilsford, Main Street

Wilsford has a population of some 400 and lies seven miles north east of Grantham.

Amazingly the village retains a pub and a post office/shop.

This view looks north-east down the minor road from Wilsford Heath.  The parish church of St Mary is seen in the background in the centre of the village.

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Wilsford, Main Street
Wilsford, St Mary
Wilsford, St Mary
Wilsford, St Mary

St Mary's church in Wilsford has a Perpendicular tower and Early English chancel with Decorated east window.

The nave contains Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Early English work. Kirk & Parry of Sleaford carried out restoration in 1860-61.

Mark Acton, 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, Kirk and Parry
Wilsford, St Mary
Wilsford, St Mary
Wilsford, St Mary

The remarkable though harmonious blend of styles in St Mary's can be appreciated in the view from the south-east.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end

St Mary's has several attractive poppyhead bench ends depicting figures.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary church, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end

St Mary's has several attractive poppyhead bench ends depicting figures - here with a pair of hounds.

April 2016



Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end

St Mary's has several attractive poppyhead bench ends depicting figures. Here: a knight in battle?

April 2016



Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, bench end

St Mary's has several attractive poppyhead bench ends depicting figures.

April 2016



Wilsford, St Mary, bench end
Wilsford, St Mary, font
Wilsford, St Mary, font
Wilsford, St Mary, font

A concave octagonal sided font with quatrefoils on the stem and bowl.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, font
Wilsford, St Mary, inscription
Wilsford, St Mary, inscription
Wilsford, St Mary, inscription

Lead plate with name and initials at west end of nave.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, monument, Robert Pacey
Wilsford, St Mary, interior
Wilsford, St Mary, interior
Wilsford, St Mary, interior

Looking east towards the chancel arch (restored 1860s) and the Decorated east window.

The two-bay north arcade (to the left) is Early English with round piers and round arches. The soith aisle is slightly later and in different style.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, interior
Wilsford, St Mary, organ pipes
Wilsford, St Mary, organ pipes
Wilsford, St Mary, organ pipes

Decorated organ pipes.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, organ pipes
Wilsford, St Mary, porch
Wilsford, St Mary, porch
Wilsford, St Mary, porch

A simple robust constructon in keeping with the Perpendicular tower.

April 2016

Wilsford, St Mary, porch