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Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch

The "sumptious" south porch (Pevsner's assessment) was built at the expense of John Godard.  Fleurons are carved in the moulding and hood mould of the entrance.

August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas church, porch, John Godard
Ancaster, St Martin
Ancaster, St Martin
Ancaster, St Martin

The Porch is 13th century, though its roof was rebuilt in 1713.

May 2015

Ancaster, St Martin church, porch
Anwick, St Edith, Graffito
Anwick, St Edith, Graffito
Anwick, St Edith, Graffito

The porch of St Edith's church has stone benches along each side and once served as the village schoolroom with vicar or curate as schoolmaster.

The graffiti on the porch walls include dates, initials and several sketches similar to this. Perhaps this was an exercise in geometry or had it a deeper significance?

June 2013

Anwick, graffito
Bassingthorpe, St Thomas
Bassingthorpe, St Thomas
Bassingthorpe, St Thomas

The windows in both the north and south side (here to the right) aisles are thought to date from the Elizabethan period.

May 2015

Bassingthorpe, St Thomas church
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist
Baston, St John Baptist

The porch with its niche and pinnacles, like the ornamented west end of the south aisle may date from c1403 when a chapel of St Mary was created.

September 2014

Baston, St John Baptist church, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, porch
Baumber, St Swithin, porch

The brick porch dates from 1758, i.e. contemporary with the construction of the church.

October 2011

Baumber, St Swithin church, porch
Belton (Axholme), All Saints, porch
Belton (Axholme), All Saints, porch
Belton (Axholme), All Saints, porch

The porch on the south side of All Saints' church is flanked by angel busts.

August 2015

Belton Axholme, All Saints, porch
Bilsby, Holy Trinity
Bilsby, Holy Trinity
Bilsby, Holy Trinity

A closer view of the south porch and unusual eighteenth century tower of Holy Trinity.

There is some re-used Early English dog-tooth moulding in the porch entrance.

August 2013

Bilsby, Holy Trinity church, tower
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul

The rather fine windows of the clerestory in Perpendicular style date from the 1890 restoration.

May 2016

 

Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul church
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket

The gabled porch, plain but well-proportioned, is 14th century.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket church
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints

The 15th century porch of All Saints' church has an unusual timber entrance.

February 2015

Cadney, All Saints church, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, porch

The two-storeyed south porch dates from the Perpendicular period (15th century).

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Deeping St James, porch
Deeping St James, porch
Deeping St James, porch

The gabled south porch dates from the early 13th century. Above is an 18th century sundial.

September 2014

Deeping St James, church, porch, sundial
Gayton le Wold, St Peter
Gayton le Wold, St Peter
Gayton le Wold, St Peter

The red bricks of St Peter's are laid in English Garden Wall bond with 3 rows of stretchers between rows of headers.

The roofs of nave and chancel have been renewed in concrete tiles; the porch roof has attractive shaped slates.

July 2012

Gayton Le Wold, St Peter church
Gosberton, St Peter & St Paul
Gosberton, St Peter & St Paul
Gosberton, St Peter & St Paul

As with most of the church, the south porch at Gosberton was built in Perpendicular style.

September 2011

Gosberton,
Haceby, St Margaret, Graffito
Haceby, St Margaret, Graffito
Haceby, St Margaret, Graffito

Among the graffiti in the porch is this image of a simple four-sailed post mill.

September 2013

Haceby, St Margaret, windmill graffiti
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch

The porch of St Andrew's church is built of Ancaster stone. It has a parapet of two tiers of quatrefoils and pinnacles.

Either side of the entrance are traceried spandrels.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew church, porch, quatrefoils, spandrels
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch
Heckington, St Andrew, porch

The porch on the south side of St Andrew's has similar buttresses with niches as seen elsewhere on the exterior of the church.

The gable has a parapet with richly decorated band of stone carving containing shields, angels and kneeling figures against a leafy background.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew church, porch
Hougham, All Saints
Hougham, All Saints
Hougham, All Saints

The south porch is Perpendicular in style with pinnacles and a sundial.

March 2016

Hougham, All Saints church, sundial
Langtoft, St Michael, porch
Langtoft, St Michael, porch
Langtoft, St Michael, porch

The elegant porch at St Michael's -  its doorway flanked by Doric pilasters – is an 18th century addition.

September 2014

Langtoft, St Michael church, porch
Little Cawthorpe, St Helen
Little Cawthorpe, St Helen
Little Cawthorpe, St Helen

St Helen’s has attractive decoration in black brick round doorways and windows.

At the west end is the bellcote, with star shaped bell openings and a slate-hung broach spire.

April 2015

Little Cawthorpe, St Helen church, bell cote
Lusby, St Peter, porch
Lusby, St Peter, porch
Lusby, St Peter, porch

St Peter's has an unusual porch in Tudor style with stone and in-filled timber framing.

July 2015

Lusby, St Peter church, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch

The porch at St Mary's was built along with the rest of the church in Perpendicular style.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church, porch
Nocton, All Saints, porch
Nocton, All Saints, porch
Nocton, All Saints, porch

The fine south porch.

March 2016

Nocton, All Saints porch
North Scarle, All Saints, porch
North Scarle, All Saints, porch
North Scarle, All Saints, porch

The porch of All Saints' church is constructed from unworked limestone laid in rough courses.

October 2016

North Scarle, All Saints, porch
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints
Sixhills, All Saints

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
Skillington, St James, porch
Skillington, St James, porch
Skillington, St James, porch

The south porch dates from the late thirteenth century.

March 2017

Skillington, St James, porch
South Carlton, St John Baptist, porch
South Carlton, St John Baptist, porch
South Carlton, St John Baptist, porch

The timber and stone porch with slated roof dates from the Victorian restoration.

October 2016

South Carlton, St John Baptist church, porch
Sutterton, St Mary, south porch
Sutterton, St Mary, south porch
Sutterton, St Mary, south porch

Several parts of St Mary's church were rebuilt in 1861-63, including the entrance to the south porch.

September 2011

Sutterton, St Mary, south porch
West Torrington, St Mark
West Torrington, St Mark
West Torrington, St Mark

View of the porch and double bellcote. Pevsner speculates that the bellcote predates the Victorian restoration.

August 2015

West Torrington, St Mark church
Winthorpe, St Mary, porch
Winthorpe, St Mary, porch
Winthorpe, St Mary, porch

The ornate south porch of St Mary's dates from 1520. It was given by Robert Langay and William Palmer.

August 2013

Winthorpe, St Mary church, porch