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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
Allington, Holy Trinity, South Porch
Allington, Holy Trinity, South Porch
Allington, Holy Trinity, South Porch

"C15 ironstone porch with limestone bands and moulded plinth"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062909 

DB 3 November 2018

Allington, Holy Trinity, Church, porch
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
Asgarby, St&nbspAndrew, porch
Asgarby, St Andrew, porch
Asgarby, St Andrew, porch

The porch at St Andrew's in in keeping with the architectural style of the nave.

June 2017

Asgarby, St Andrew church porch
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch

"C15 south porch"

"South porch has coped gable with cross and a renewed figure in a niche over a C13 double chamfered door with hood mould.

On either side, a small C13 2-light pointed arched window"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1194848 

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, All Saints, Church, porch
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch, Statue
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch, Statue
Barrowby, All Saints, Porch, Statue

Above the door leading into the porch, a stone statue of Mary holding Christ, dedicated in 1909.

At the time the Rev. Stephen Gladstone - son of the Prime Minister - was Rector and Edward King Bishop of Lincoln dedicated it. 

http://www.barrowbychurch.org.uk/The%20twentieth%20Century.pdf

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, All Saints, Church, porch, statue, Stephen Gladstone, Edward King Bishop of Lincoln
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
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway

"Pevsner records the south doorway as also being late Norman, but is thought by Dr Elders to be slightly later (perhaps early 13th century) from which time or a little later still the porch and aisles appear to date"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/All-Saints-Church--Beckingham/237864.record?pt=S 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, 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
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease
Brandon, St John, Chapel of Ease

The south porch was added when the church was restored in 1872 by Charles Kirk. 

DB 29 March 2018

Brandon, Saint John, Chapel of Ease, Charles Kirk
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
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Porch
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Porch
Caythorpe, St Vincent, South Porch

"South porch in ashlar with plinth and banded work above, C14 with a pointed moulded arch in the outer face, side benches. 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317320  

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Church, Porch
Claypole, St Peter, Porch
Claypole, St Peter, Porch
Claypole, St Peter, Porch

"C14 porch has C15 ornamentation, a moulded plinth and string course, angle buttresses of 2 stages with large projecting gargoyles and ornate pinnacles.

C14 moulded doorway with small semicircular responds with vigorously foliated capitals and hood mould and label stops.

Above is a large C15 empty niche"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062912 

DB 24 September 2018

Claypole, Saint Peter, 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
Cowbit, St Mary, porch
Cowbit, St Mary, porch
Cowbit, St Mary, porch

A good example of early Lincolnshire brickwork, possibly as early as 1400.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary, 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
Gedney Hill, Holy Trinity
Gedney Hill, Holy Trinity
Gedney Hill, Holy Trinity

The timber-framed south porch was built by James Fowler in 1874-75.

September 2017

Gedney Hill, Holy Trinity, porch, James Fowler
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
Hagworthingham, Holy Trinity
Hagworthingham, Holy Trinity
Hagworthingham, Holy Trinity

The porch dates from the restoration by Fowler in 1859.

Jews' Court collection, 1978

 

Hagworthingham, Holy Trinity
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
Harpswell, St Chad, Porch
Harpswell, St Chad, Porch
Harpswell, St Chad, Porch

"C14 south porch"

"West side of porch has 2 stage C14 buttress with rectangular window in west side with 2 cusped ogee headed lights, restored in C19.

Porch interior flanked by stone benches"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309029 

DB 25 September 2018

Harpswell, Saint Chad, Church, porch
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
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

The tower porch of the church is heavily strapped. Inside the porch are lengths of zig-zag work from a former arch of Norman date.

October 2015

High Toynton, St John Baptist church
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

C19 Porch

Image shows C12 chevrons re-set above the inner side of the outer door.

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, porch, C12 chevrons
High Toynton, St&nbspJohn Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch
High Toynton, St John Baptist, Porch

"Porch interior with C19 south doorway with pointed moulded head; angled, chamfered jambs with triangular stops and plank door.

A segmental arch of C12 chevron re-set above"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062998 

DB 9 November 2018

High Toynton, Saint John Baptist, church, porch
Holbeach, All Saints, porch
Holbeach, All Saints, porch
Holbeach, All Saints, porch

The entrance porch on the north side of the church is framed by two round towers.

The entrance arch is 'delightfully lacy ogee-cusped and subcusped' (Pevsner)

Unused and undated postcard

Holbeach,
Hougham, All Saints, Porch
Hougham, All Saints, Porch
Hougham, All Saints, Porch

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

March 2016

Hougham, All Saints church, sundial
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch
Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch

Extensive restoration, including rebuilding of the porch, took place in 1911 under C H Fowler.

June 2017

Kirkby la Thorpe, St Denis, porch, C H Fowler
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
Leasingham, St Andrew, porch
Leasingham, St Andrew, porch
Leasingham, St Andrew, porch

The porch - konwn as an Angel porch - was built at the time of a Victorian restoration incorporating figures of angels dating from the fourteenth century.

June 2017

Leasingham, St Andrew, angel porch
Lincoln Cathedral, Angel Choir, Judgement Porch
Lincoln Cathedral, Angel Choir, Judgement Porch
Lincoln Cathedral, Angel Choir, Judgement Porch

Southern entrance to the Angel Choir c.1255-90.

In the tympanum, above the twin doors, is the figure of Christ as Judge.

The Virgin & Child on the central pier below is modern c 1932.

The Judgement Porch is flanked by Bishop Longland's Chantry to the west and the Russell Chantry to the east.

DB 27 September 2018

Lincoln Cathedral, Angel Choir, Judgement Porch
Lincoln Cathedral, South Transept, Galilee Porch
Lincoln Cathedral, South Transept, Galilee Porch
Lincoln Cathedral, South Transept, Galilee Porch

"Galilee porch, c1240, has a vaulted interior and ornate restored doorways"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388680 

Built as the Bishop's entrance from his palace close by to the south.

Called "Galilee" because the phrase "go before you into Galilee" was used on entering the Cathedral here in the Holy Week ceremonial procession.

Supposed to be 5355 dog tooth pyramids used in its interior decoration.

Upper floor has been used as the muniments room and as the Chapter Clerk's office.

DB 4 October 2018

Lincoln Cathedral, Galilee 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
Market Stainton, St Michael, Porch
Market Stainton, St Michael, Porch
Market Stainton, St Michael, Porch

"C14 porch heavily restored in C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359971 

DB 22 October 2018

Market Stainton, Saint Michael, 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
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch

"Gabled C19 south porch with side lights, pointed C19 outer doorway with above a figure of St. Michael and the dragon in a pointed oval surround with small side shafts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166344 

DB 9 November 2018

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael, church, porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch

" C14 continuously moulded inner door with fleuron frieze"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166344 

Fleurons are stylized forms of flowers or leaves.

DB 9 November 2018

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael, church, porch
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch, Water Stoup
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch, Water Stoup
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Porch, Water Stoup

Inside Porch 

"Holy water stoup on clustered shaft with shield and fleuron decoration to the bowl"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166344 

Fleurons are stylized forms of flowers or leaves. 

DB 9 November 2018

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael, church, porch, water stoup
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
Rippingale, St Andrew, porch
Rippingale, St Andrew, porch
Rippingale, St Andrew, porch

The porch with its broad flat arched entrance dates from the fourteenth century (Decorated style).

October 2017

Rippingale, St Andrew, porch
Ropsley, St Peter, South Porch
Ropsley, St Peter, South Porch
Ropsley, St Peter, South Porch

"The porch was built by Bishop Richard Fox, founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, who was born in Ropsley in 1447/8"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261821 

DB 6 August 2018

Ropsley, St Peter, church, porch, Bishop Richard Fox, Foxe
Sempringham, St Andrew, porch
Sempringham, St Andrew, porch
Sempringham, St Andrew, porch

The porch was rebult in 1868-69 by Edward Browning.

October 2017

Sempringham, St Andrew, 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
South Reston, St Edith
South Reston, St Edith
South Reston, St Edith

The church was constructed in rock-faced stone.

At the time of this photograph the church was already redundant; it was demolished in 1983.

Jews' Court collection, 1978

South Reston, St Edith, porch
Spalding, Fulney St Paul, porch
Spalding, Fulney St Paul, porch
Spalding, Fulney St Paul, porch

The porch at St Paul's is in thirteenth century style with elaborate decoration in the arched entrance.

April 2017

Spalding, St Paul, Fulney, porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch

Porch must be later than the nave as there is a mass dial beside the south door.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, 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
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Porch

A porch of simple limestone construction with timber surface decoration. The doorway - not visible here - is pre-1200.

August 2016

Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain church
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