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Ancaster, St Martin, interior
Ancaster, St Martin, interior
Ancaster, St Martin, interior

The 12th century north arcade has sturdy piers and round arcades with Norman billet and zigzag decoration.

May 2015

Ancaster, St Martin church, interior
Aslackby, St&nbspJames, interior
Aslackby, St James, interior
Aslackby, St James, interior

The chancel arch is very similar to the tower arch and the arches of the three-bay north and south arcades follow the same style of the fourteenth century.

October 2017

Aslackby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denis, interior
Aswarby, St Denis, interior
Aswarby, St Denis, interior

The four-bay arcade with quatrefoil pillars dates from the Decorated period.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis
Aswardby, St Helen, interior
Aswardby, St Helen, interior
Aswardby, St Helen, interior

The plain but decidedly calm and attractive interior of St Helen's.

The two minute vestries either side of the altar are reminiscent of confessional boxes.

September 2015

Aswardby, St Helen church
Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Bassingham, St Michael, interior

The north arcade (to the left) is essentially Norman - though heavily restored in 1860 by J H Hakewill.

The south arcade (to the right) is of similar date (piers and capitals) but the arches are later.

Pevsner is dismissive of Hakewill's chancel arch.

August 2016

Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

The interior of St Swithin showing the retained medieval N and S arcades and the colourful Gothick screen between nave and chancel, a most unusual feature.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin, church Gothick
Belleau, St John Baptist, interior
Belleau, St John Baptist, interior
Belleau, St John Baptist, interior

The 3-bay Early English arcades, with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches, were retained from the old church for the restoration in 1862.

September 2015

Belleau, St John Baptist church
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, interior
Billingborough, St Andrew, interior
Billingborough, St Andrew, interior

View looking west. The large west window of the Decorated period has four lights and reticulated tracery.

The south arcade has four bays - the north three - with double-chamfered arches.

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew interior
Bloxholm, St Mary, interior view
Bloxholm, St Mary, interior view
Bloxholm, St Mary, interior view

View looking west through the chancel arch. The arcades have three bays with octagonal piers.

October 2017

Bloxholm, St Mary church
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph

The chancel of St Botolph's church.  The choir stalls with misercords date from the late 14th century.

The canopies over the stalls were constructed in the 1850s.

March 2013

Boston, St Botolph church, chancel
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph

View of the interior of St Botolph's looking east.

In the foreground is the Victorian font designed by Pugin in 1853.

There are seven-bay arcades between the nave and both aisles.

undated postcard

Boston, St Botolph church, Pugin
Bourne, St Peter & St Paul, interior view
Bourne, St Peter & St Paul, interior view
Bourne, St Peter & St Paul, interior view

The nave retains the Norman arcades of the 12th century abbey church, although the north aisle was restored by Edward Browning in 1868-9.

October 2017

Bourne, St Peter & St Paul, interior, Edward Browning
Braceborough, St Margaret
Braceborough, St Margaret
Braceborough, St Margaret

Interior view looking west, showing the arches and half-arches of c.1300.

Originally the nave and aisles embraced the tower but in changes dating from the 18th century the church was reduced in size and the tower arch was modified.

September 2014

Braceborough, St Margaret church, tower
Braceborough, St Margaret, chancel
Braceborough, St Margaret, chancel
Braceborough, St Margaret, chancel

The polygonal chancel was built by Charles Kirk in 1859 and has Victorian stained glass by Kempe.

September 2014

Braceborough, St Margaret church, chancel
Braceby, St Margaret
Braceby, St Margaret
Braceby, St Margaret

The chancel arch dates from the 13th century.

September 2013

Braceby, St Margaret church
Brant Broughton, St Helen
Brant Broughton, St Helen
Brant Broughton, St Helen

Interior view looking east.

Note the elaborate font cover, on the right hand side of the image, by T Garner 1889.

Excellent guide available :-

http://sthelensbrantbroughton.org.uk/a-short-guide/ 

DB 2 July 2018

Brant Broughton, Saint helen, Church
Burton by Lincoln, St Vincent
Burton by Lincoln, St Vincent
Burton by Lincoln, St Vincent

Notes to follow

Burton By Lincoln, St Vincent
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior

Looking east towards the chancel. The 3-bay south arcade, seen here, has octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches of the Early English period.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior

Looking west along the nave. In the facing wall is a small window of the Norman period with deep splay.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior, Norman window.
Butterwick, St Andrew
Butterwick, St Andrew
Butterwick, St Andrew

Interior looking east towards the chancel.

Reset C14 chancel arch.

DB 9 June 2018

Butterwick, Saint Andrew, Church
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints

Looking east towards the chancel.

Illumination possible using the many suspended oil lamps. 

DB 17 June 2018

Cadney, All Saints, Church
Carlby, St Stephen, chancel
Carlby, St Stephen, chancel
Carlby, St Stephen, chancel

The chancel, which was restored in 1821, has an east window with 15th century panel tracery.

September 2014

Carlby, St Stephen church, chancel
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas

Interior view looking west to the massive Norman arch. 

DB 14 March 2018 

Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Norman Arch
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary
Carlton le Moorland, St Mary

"Very tall C13 chancel arch, with to north fragmentary remains of original arcade and chapel arch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360553 

DB 13 June 2018

Carlton le Moorland, Saint Mary, church
Caythorpe, St Vincent
Caythorpe, St Vincent
Caythorpe, St Vincent

"Inside, the C13 nave is divided down the middle by a 2 1/2 bay arcade supported on slender octagonal piers with circular capitals"

"At the west end of the nave is a C17 pillar type poor box with a contemporary painted board"

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

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Church
Clixby, All Hallows
Clixby, All Hallows
Clixby, All Hallows

The chancel of All Hallows has Decorated windows and an ogee-headed sedile (on the right).

May 2011

Clixby, All Hallows
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior

The nave of St John the Baptist, Colsterworth, showing the original roof line.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade

The Norman north arcade, probably mid-12th century.

March 2017


Colsterworth, St John baptist, church, north arcade
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior

Looking east towards the chancel.

The low 5-bay arcades date from the Early English period, with in some places, stiff-leaved capitals.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Conisholme, St Peter, interior
Conisholme, St Peter, interior
Conisholme, St Peter, interior

There are traces of 13th century arcades in the north walls of both nave and chancel, suggesting that this was once a much larger building.

The font is 12th century.

June 2015

Conisholme, St Peter church, interior
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view

The short chancel is thought to have been built in the late fifteenth century.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary chancel interior
Cranwell, St Andrew, interior
Cranwell, St Andrew, interior
Cranwell, St Andrew, interior

The north arcade of three bays dates from the Norman period. Round arches are surmounted by a billet mould.

June 2017

Cranwell, St Andrew, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior

The interior of All Saints looking west towards the bell tower.

The arcades are of the Decorated period, of five bays, with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches, a very regular and satisfying arrangement.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior

The interior looking east with both rood and parclose screens showing clearly against the pale walls.

May 2016

 

Croft, All Saints, interior, rood screen parclose screen
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Tower Interior

Interior of the west tower built over the north aisle of the abbey church in the fifteenth century.

July 2011

Crowland, croyland abbey tower
Crowle, St Oswald, interior
Crowle, St Oswald, interior
Crowle, St Oswald, interior

The north aisle of St Oswald's dates from a rebuild of 1792 and a later restoration in 1884.

August 2015

Crowle, St Oswald church
Croxby, All Saints, interior
Croxby, All Saints, interior
Croxby, All Saints, interior

The chancel arch at All Saints is early 12th century, with chamfered imposts and a single-stepped arch.

Mark Acton 2014

Croxby, All Saints church
Croxby, All Saints, interior
Croxby, All Saints, interior
Croxby, All Saints, interior

Arcades survive on both north and south sides of the nave, though the aisles of the 13th and 14th centuries have long gone.

June 2014

Croxby, All Saints church, interior
Deeping St James, chancel
Deeping St James, chancel
Deeping St James, chancel
Deeping St James, church, chancel
Doddington,&nbspSt&nbspPeter, Interior
Doddington, St Peter, Interior
Doddington, St Peter, Interior

The interior looking east towards the chancel.

Mark Acton, 2017

Doddington,
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew
Donington on Bain, St Andrew

The plain chancel of St Andrew's church.

July 2012

Donington On Bain, St Andrew church
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood

Christmas tree festival in progress.

23 December 2015

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Dunston, St Peter, Interior
Dunston, St Peter, Interior
Dunston, St Peter, Interior

Interior view looking east.

The entire church, apart from the west tower, was rebuilt 1874-6 following a fire in 1873. 

Rebuilding work costing £4,700 was mainly paid for by the Marquess of Ripon who was Lord of the Manor.

Pews are made of pitch pine. 

DB 25 June 2018

Dunston, Saint Peter, Church, Marquess of Ripon
East Torrington, St Michael
East Torrington, St Michael
East Torrington, St Michael

The interior of St Micael's church, looking into the chancel.

The reticulated tracery of the east window is in typical style of the Decorated period (early 14th century).  It is of course part of Teulon's 1848 restoration.

July 2012

East Torrington, St Michael church, reticulated tracery
East Stockwith, St Peter, Interior
East Stockwith, St Peter, Interior
East Stockwith, St Peter, Interior

"The interior has pews, screen, brass lectern and font all dating from C19 and stained glass in the east window by W. Wailes dated 1846"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317217 

DB 20 May 2018

East Stockwith, St Peter, church, W.Wailes
Faldingworth, Methodist Church
Faldingworth, Methodist Church
Faldingworth, Methodist Church

A former Wesleyan Methodist chapel built in 1897. 

Image shows the Church in happier times when it took part in the West Lindsey Churches Festival. The last service before closure was on 14th June 2015.

DB 15 May 2011

Faldingworth, Methodist Church
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

The interior of the small apsoidal chancel at St Andrew's, Farlesthorpe.

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew church
Fotherby, St Mary, interior
Fotherby, St Mary, interior
Fotherby, St Mary, interior

The interior is red brick with stone bands, with two-colour brick round the arches in typical Fowler style.

This view looks towards the west and the tower arch in which medieval masonry has been used.

April 2015

Fotherby, St Mary church, interior, James Fowler
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior

Nave and chancel 1736-44.

"Semi-circular apse, galleries, original box pews and brass candelabrum.

Architect, Smith of Leicester"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147378 

"It was the reordering of the church in 2003/4 that gave provision for the installation of a circular dais to match the curve of the Georgian Apse, a new nave altar, extra lighting and a complete redecoration of the building"

http://gainsboroughchurches.org/wordpress/about-us/all-saints/history/ 

DB 19 June 2018

Gainsborough, All Saints, church, Francis Smith
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior
Gainsborough, All Saints, Interior

Organ case 1793 but extended in 1906 for a new organ.

Royal arms below post 1837.

Benefactions boards on either side of the west entrance. 

DB 19 June 2018

Gainsborough, All Saints, church
Gainsborough, St John, interior
Gainsborough, St John, interior
Gainsborough, St John, interior

The church of St John the Divine in Ashcroft Road was built by Somers Clarke & Micklethwaite in 1881-82. and enlarged in 1902.

From the Album of Gainsboro’ Views published by Amcoats & Co, Booksellers, Stationers & Printers, Lord Street, Gainsborough, c.1900?

 

Gainsborough, St John church, interior
Garthorpe, St Mary, interior
Garthorpe, St Mary, interior
Garthorpe, St Mary, interior

The simple, uncluttered interior of St Mary's appears to have retained all the original furnishing and decoration.

August 2015

Garthorpe, St Mary church, interior
Gate Burton, St Helen
Gate Burton, St Helen
Gate Burton, St Helen

The interior furnishings including the ornate altar and painted triptych, are all 19th century.

The church has, however, a 12th century drum font.

September 2015

Gate Burton, St Helen church
Gautby, All Saints, interior
Gautby, All Saints, interior
Gautby, All Saints, interior

Looking east. The chancel arch is flanked by tapered Ionic pilasters.

The simple timber pews date from the nineteenth century but the two-decker pulpit and vicar's pew, from Skelton,Yorkshire, are from an earlier period..

July 2017

Gautby, All Saints, interior
Gautby, All Saints, interior
Gautby, All Saints, interior
Gautby, All Saints, interior

Looking west. The church has a tiny gallery.

July 2017

Gautby, All Saints church
Gayton le Wold, St Peter
Gayton le Wold, St Peter
Gayton le Wold, St Peter

Church website states that Saint Peters "is a small brick building, restored in 1888 when a west porch was added, with seating for around 50 people".

Paired lancet windows with plate tracery. 

DB 5 February 2014 

 

 

Gayton Le Wold, St Peter church
Gosberton Clough, St Hugh
Gosberton Clough, St Hugh
Gosberton Clough, St Hugh

The interior of St Hugh's shows the simple timber-framed structure with tie beams.

The furnishings and stained glass are by Comper.

September 2010

Gosberton Clough, St Hugh, Comper, timber framed
Great Coates, St Nicholas, interior
Great Coates, St Nicholas, interior
Great Coates, St Nicholas, interior

The earliest parts of St Nicholas’s church are the Early English arcades, dating from circa 1200.

The chancel is basically Decorated, though much restored in the early 20th century.

July 2014 

Great Coates, St Nicholas church, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, interior

The arcades from the Early English period have tall circular piers and double chamfered arches.

June 2017

Great Hale, St John Baptist, interior
Great Steeping, Old Church, interior
Great Steeping, Old Church, interior
Great Steeping, Old Church, interior

This interior view towards the east end shows the seventeenth century communion rail from Foscott church, Buckinghamshire.

Mortice holes in the beams indicate that there was once a lower flat ceiling.

September 2011

Great Steeping, old church, Foscott, communion rail
Grimsby, St James, interior
Grimsby, St James, interior
Grimsby, St James, interior

A view of the interior of St Jasmes's from the south transept. The south aisle stretches ahead to the left, the nave to the right.

The unusual clerestory is clearly seen above the nave.

postcard, 1918

Grimsby, St James church, interior
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

Interior view looking east.

Fittings are all C19 including the stone pulpit. 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church,
Haceby, St Margaret, Chancel
Haceby, St Margaret, Chancel
Haceby, St Margaret, Chancel

The chancel at St Margaret's is of the Early English period with a later - possibly seventeenth century - east end.

September 2013

Haceby, St Margaret, chancel
Haceby, St Margaret, Interior
Haceby, St Margaret, Interior
Haceby, St Margaret, Interior

The chancel arch at St Margaret's is Norman - unmoulded and on plain imposts.

September 2013

Haceby, St Margaret, chancel arch
Hannah, St Andrew
Hannah, St Andrew
Hannah, St Andrew

The interior of St Andrew, Hannah, reveals box pews, a two-decker pulpit and Georgian altar rails.

Mark Acton, 2008

Hannah, St Andrew church, box pews, Georgian, two-decker pulpit,
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints
Harmston, All Saints

View looking east towards the chancel.

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Church, All Saints
Haugh, St Leonard, interior
Haugh, St Leonard, interior
Haugh, St Leonard, interior

The oldest feature of St Leonard's is the simple chancel arch which dates from the 11th century. It has chamfered imposts and the arch is unmoulded.

September 2015

Haugh, St Leonard church
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew
Heckington, St Andrew

A view of the nave of Heckington St Andrew, looking towards the beautiful seven light East window.


Frank Robinson, 2011

Heckington, St Andrew, window,
Helpringham, St Andrew, interior view
Helpringham, St Andrew, interior view
Helpringham, St Andrew, interior view

The four-bay arcades are from the Decorated period. Restoration of the church took place in 1873.

June 2017

Helpringham, St Andrew
Holbeach St John, church, interior view
Holbeach St John, church, interior view
Holbeach St John, church, interior view

The interior of the church is plastered and whitewashed, It has a hammerbeam roof structure with crossed braces.

September 2017

Holbeach St John, church, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior

The pews were brought from the redundant church of St Andrew, Lincoln in the 1970s.

The altar table was constructed by the estate joiner G W Saunby.

The Perpendicular style east window dates from 1926.

May 2016

Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior

The walls of the south chapel have stencil decoration and texts created as part of the 1926 alterations introduced by Gamble.

May 2016

Holton le Moor, St Luke, interior
Horbling, St :Andrew, interior view
Horbling, St :Andrew, interior view
Horbling, St :Andrew, interior view

The north arcade (left) has hexagonal piers with stiff-leaf capitals. The south arcade (right) has one round pier and two quatrefoil ones and mouolded capitals.

October 2017

Horbling, St Andrew, interior
Horncastle, Holy Trinity, east window
Horncastle, Holy Trinity, east window
Horncastle, Holy Trinity, east window

The impressive east end has three tall thin lancet windows each flanked by shafts with carved foliage above.

May 2015

Horncastle, Holy Trinity, window
Howell, St Oswald, interior view
Howell, St Oswald, interior view
Howell, St Oswald, interior view

The three-bay north arcade dates from c.1200. It has round piers with circular abaci. There are seats around the bases of the piers.

June 2017

Howell, St Oswald, interior
Hundleby, St Mary, interior
Hundleby, St Mary, interior
Hundleby, St Mary, interior

The north arcade is early 15th century.

The chancel and the furnishings are all 19th century.

July 2014

Hundleby, St Mary church interior
Immingham, St Andrew, interior
Immingham, St Andrew, interior
Immingham, St Andrew, interior

The south arcade (right) dates from the early 13th century; the north arcade (left), with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches, is late 13th century.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church,
Ingoldsby, St Bartholomew
Ingoldsby, St Bartholomew
Ingoldsby, St Bartholomew

The three-bay north arcade dates to the late twelfth century. The round piers have square abaci with nicked corners. The capitals have Norman upright leaves.

Mark Acton, 2018

Ingoldsby, St Bartholomew, arcade
Irby in the Marsh, All Saints, interior
Irby in the Marsh, All Saints, interior
Irby in the Marsh, All Saints, interior

This internal view of All Saints' looking east shows the slight misalignment of nave and chancel.

The Perpendicular niche in the east wall to the right of the window can be seen.

July 2016

Irby In The Marsh, All Saints church, interior
Kingerby, St Peter, interior
Kingerby, St Peter, interior
Kingerby, St Peter, interior

The south arcade (on the right) has two bays and dates from the Early English period.

The Decorated East window can be seen at the end of the chancel. The window on the left (north wall of the nave) is from the same period.

May 2016

Kingerby, St Peter church, interior
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints, interior
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints, interior
Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints, interior

View through a south window of the nave. The blocked north arcade with its quatrefoil piers can be seen ahead.

To the near right is the organ case.

October 2017

Kirkby Underwood, St Mary & All Saints, Interior
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, interior
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, interior
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, St Andrew, interior

The plastered walls and lowered ceiling of the nave date from the nineteenth century restoration.

May 2016

Kirkby Cum Osgodby, St Andrew church, interior
Kirkstead, St Leonard
Kirkstead, St Leonard
Kirkstead, St Leonard

The interior of the church of St Leonard, Kirkstead, showing the thirteenth century vaulting and the screen.

Frank Robinson, 2010

 

Kirkstead, St Leonard, interior,
Kirton, St Peter & St Paul
Kirton, St Peter & St Paul
Kirton, St Peter & St Paul

An impressive church with Norman doorways, tall 14th century windows and clerestory  of c1500.

The nave has grand six-bay Early English arcades.

Originally, the building had aisled transepts and a central tower. These were demolished in 1805 (with the help of gunpowder!), providing the stone for the new west tower.

This photograph of the interior shows the Perpendicular windows of the chancel.

September 2011

Kirton in Holland, St Peter & St Paul
Langworth, St Hugh, interior
Langworth, St Hugh, interior
Langworth, St Hugh, interior

The view towards the east shows the tunnel vaulting over the nave and the richly decorated tie beams. These features were all transferred from the Walmsgate chapel.

May 2016

Langworth, St Hugh church, interior, tunnel vault
Leasingham, St Andrew, interior view
Leasingham, St Andrew, interior view
Leasingham, St Andrew, interior view

The east end of the aisle was restored and chancel rebuilt by Edward Trollope, Suffragan Bishop of Nottingham and a noted antiquarian.

He was rector here 50 years from 1843 to 1893. Second cousin to the author Anthony Trollope

DB 3 May 2014

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Edward Trollope, Bishop Nottingham
Legbourne, All Saints, interior
Legbourne, All Saints, interior
Legbourne, All Saints, interior

The white painted interior has elegant four-bay arcades - south one shown here - dating from c1380.

The rood screen is 15th century work.

April 2015

Legbourne, All Saints church interior
Lincoln Cathedral, Banks's View
Lincoln Cathedral, Banks's View
Lincoln Cathedral, Banks's View

Tours of Lincoln Cathedral may include the gallery at the west end of the nave.

This fine view looking down the length of the nave is named after Sir Joseph Banks, Lincolnshire landowner, naturalist and explorer.

Cathedral, Joseph Banks view, nave
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior
Lincoln, St Benedict, Interior

Interior view looking east. 

Medieval building was badly damaged during the English Civil War. Only the original chancel and north chapel remain. 

Saved from demolition in 1930s by public subscription. 

Now headquarters of The Lincoln Diocesan Mothers' Union. 

http://www.lincolnmothersunion.com/ 

DB 12 April 2018

Churches, Lincoln, Saint Benedict, Lincoln Diocesan Mothers' Union
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist
Lincoln, St John the Baptist

The interior of the church of St John Baptist, Ermine, Lincoln, which was designed by local architect Sam Scorer and opened in 1963.

Scorer's design, with its central sanctuary, was based on the ideas of the New Churches Research Group, formed in 1957.

The colourful window in the east wall was designed by Keith New at the Royal College of Art.

undated postcard

Lincoln, St John the Baptist church, Sam Scorer, Keith New, New Churches Research Group,
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior
Lincoln, St Nicholas, interior

The interior of the chancel of St Nicholas's Church is unusually open and bright .

Scott's original church of 1838-39 had no chancel, but one was added by C Hodgson Fowler in 1909.  It recently been refurbished.

September 2013

Lincoln, St Nicholas church, interior, G G Scott, C Hodgson Fowler
Linwood, St Cornelius
Linwood, St Cornelius
Linwood, St Cornelius

Nave looking towards the chancel. 

"All fittings are C19, the chancel screen was erected in 1911"

https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1166212 

DB 12 May 2018

Linwood, Church, Saint Cornelius
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Church is Grade I listed because of its fine Saxo-Norman chancel arch. 
 
DB  25 February 2012
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Lusby, St Peter, Interior
Lusby, St Peter, Interior
Lusby, St Peter, Interior

On the left & right of the chancel arch can be seen the stumps of pairs of semi-circular Anglo-Saxon shafts.

The screen is Perpendicular.

Mark Acton, 2014

Lusby, St Peter church, Anglo-Saxon shafts
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary church, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior

The interior of St Mary's is wide and spacious, well lit by the clerestory and the many fine Perpendicular windows, including the east window visible here.

September 2012

Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary church, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior
Marston, St Mary, interior

On the right, part of the 3-bay south arcade with its round piers and round abaci. Also can be seen one of the openings in the spandrels between the arches.

The north arcade on the left has quatrefoil piers and double chamfered arches.

March 2016

Marston, St Mary, interior
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, interior
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, interior
Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, interior

This general view of the interior of St Michael's shows the narrow chancel arch with Norman responds.

The arch is steep and has Early English moulding.

The east window is thought to be Norman.

July 2013

Martin by Horncastle, St Michael, church, Norman
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior view

The north arcade (left) has quatrefoil piers (late 13th century) and the south arcade octagonal ones (later).

October 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist, interior
Moulton Chapel, St James, interior
Moulton Chapel, St James, interior
Moulton Chapel, St James, interior

The chancel at St James's was added in 1886 and the imposing chancel screen was installed in the early twentieth century.

There is a small gallery (from which this photograph was taken) at the west end of the nave.

July 2011

Moulton Chapel, St James church, interior
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival

The striking chancel screen is the work of Charles Kirk whose retstoration of the church in 1876 cost £3,300

This photograph shows the Easter Bonnet Festival held in the church in 2013.

DB 1 April 2013

Navenby, Saint Peter, Church, Easter Bonnet
Navenby, St Peter, Interior view
Navenby, St Peter, Interior view
Navenby, St Peter, Interior view

Replacement rood screen was designed by Temple L Moore in 1910.

DB 19 March 2018 

Navenby, Saint Peter, Rood, Temple L Moore
Normanby by Spital, St Peter, Interior
Normanby by Spital, St Peter, Interior
Normanby by Spital, St Peter, Interior

Interior view of church with community arts exhibition in progress.

DB 20 May 2018

Normanby By Spital, St Peter, Church
Normanton, St Nicholas, Interior
Normanton, St Nicholas, Interior
Normanton, St Nicholas, Interior

The south aisle was built in C12 and its columns are topped by "waterleaf" capitals. 

DB 26 March 2018

Normanton, Saint Nicholas, Church, waterleaf, capital
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, interior
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, interior
North Kelsey, St Nicholas, interior

North Kelsey, St Nicholas, interior
Northorpe, St John Baptist, Interior
Northorpe, St John Baptist, Interior
Northorpe, St John Baptist, Interior

Norman three bay arcades north and south. Chancel east window is late perpendicular in style.

Pier capitals are decorated with scallops all different.

DB 12 May 2013

Northorpe, St John Baptist
Norton Disney, St Peter, interior
Norton Disney, St Peter, interior
Norton Disney, St Peter, interior

The north arcade (to the left) has two bays; the piers are circular with cruciform, chamfered abaci and double chamfered arches.

The arch into the south transept (to the right) is four-centred.

The chancel screen dates from the Perpendicular period. On the south (right) side of the chancel arch is a blocked doorway to the rood stair.

October 2016

Norton Disney, St Peter, interior
Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul
Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul
Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul

The interior of St Peter & St Paul has a 14th century arcade of tall, slender piers.  At the east end of the chancel is a five-light window with fine flowing tracery in Decorated style.

July 2014

Old Bolingbroke, St Peter & St Paul church
Orby, All Saints, chancel
Orby, All Saints, chancel
Orby, All Saints, chancel

General view of the rebuilt chancel (1888).

August 2013

Orby, All Saints church, chancel
Owmby by Spital, St Peter & St Paul, Interior
Owmby by Spital, St Peter & St Paul, Interior
Owmby by Spital, St Peter & St Paul, Interior

First world war memorabilia, and poppies in art and textiles, on display for West Lindsey Churches Festival.

C19 chancel arch. 

DB 20 May 2018

Owmby by Spital, St Peter & St Paul, Church
Owston Ferry, St Martin, interior
Owston Ferry, St Martin, interior
Owston Ferry, St Martin, interior

The interior view looking east  shows the two arcades - both 4-bay and in Decorated style. There are small differences.

August 2015

Owston Ferry, St Martin church, interior
Oxcombe, All; Saints
Oxcombe, All; Saints
Oxcombe, All; Saints

A view of the interior, with its box pews, reading desk and pulpit.

Beyond, in the apse, are memorials to members of the Grant family (dates 1799 to 1819) with some very moving inscriptions.

Frank Robinson, September 2014

Oxcombe, All Saints church, Grant family
Partney, St Nicholas, interior
Partney, St Nicholas, interior
Partney, St Nicholas, interior

This general view of the church interior, looking east, shows the arcades (north on the left) with the font in the foreground.

Early nineteenth century timber trusses are evident in the chancel.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church
Pickworth, St Andrew, Interior
Pickworth, St Andrew, Interior
Pickworth, St Andrew, Interior

The interior of St Andrew's has a restored 14th century screen.

The church is renowned for its medieval wall paintings of c1380, which include a Doom painting over the chancel arch.

September 2013

Pickworth, St Andrew church, interior, screen, wall paintings
Pilham, All Saints, Interior
Pilham, All Saints, Interior
Pilham, All Saints, Interior

A Georgian building 1754 with a very short nave only 21 ft. Apse has a Venetian window. 

DB 12 May 2013 

Pilham, All Saints church, apse, Georgian, Venetian Window
Pointon, Christ&nbspChurch, interior
Pointon, Christ Church, interior
Pointon, Christ Church, interior

The bright and spacious interior of Christ Church, with nave, aisles and chancel.

October 2017

Pointon, Christ Church, interior
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, interior
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, interior
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, interior

The south arcade, recut by G.G.Scott,  may be 12th century in origin.

Much of the decoration in the chancel, seen here, is the work of Temple Moore in 1886.

September 2015

Raithby By Spilsby, Holy Trinity church, interior, G G Scott, Temple Moore
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Chancel
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Chancel
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Chancel

The chancel - within a polygonal apse - was built by Nicholson in 1839.

The stained glass is of the same date.

March 2013

Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Interior
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Interior
Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, Interior

The interior of St Peter's.  On the left is the north arcade with 13th century octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches.

March 2013

Raithby cum Maltby, St Peter, interior
Rigsby, St James, interior
Rigsby, St James, interior
Rigsby, St James, interior

The interior is in yellow brick with bands of red brick.

The chancel is contained within a small semi-circular apse.

The arch over the vestry door (front left) dates from the early Norman period in contrast to the mid-Victorian construction elsewhere.

September 2015

Rigsby, St James church
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior

Interior view looking east.

"The chancel arch is C13 and matches the south arcade"

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

DB 6 August 2018

Ropsley, St Peter, church
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior
Ropsley, St Peter, Interior

Interior view looking west.

"The tower arch is a recut C13 opening"

"The C12 3 bay north arcade has circular piers"

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

DB 6 August 2018

Ropsley, St Peter, church
Saleby, St Margaret, interior
Saleby, St Margaret, interior
Saleby, St Margaret, interior

The rood screen and furnishings of St Margaret's are Victorian like the remainder of the church fabric.

Mark Acton, 2016



Saleby, St Margaret, interior
Sapperton, St Nicholas
Sapperton, St Nicholas
Sapperton, St Nicholas

The interior looking west. To the right is the now blocked late twelfth-century three-bay north arcade.

Mark Acton, 2018

Sapperton, St Nicholas
Saxby, St Helen, Interior
Saxby, St Helen, Interior
Saxby, St Helen, Interior

The interior of St Helen's retains its 18th century furnishings, including Ionic pilasters.

May 2008

Saxby, St Helen, interior
Scothern, St German
Scothern, St German
Scothern, St German

The earliest parts of the church of St German are the tower and chancel arches which date from circa 1200.

The nave was rebuilt in 1796, with further restoration in the nineteenth century, and the chancel was rebuilt in 1904.

The Perpendicular upper stage of the tower may date from 1590 when the bells were re-hung.

Postcard, 1905

Scothern, St German, chancel
Scott Willoughby, St Andrew, Interior
Scott Willoughby, St Andrew, Interior
Scott Willoughby, St Andrew, Interior

Inside the church of St Andrew can be seen a pulpit and altar rails of the 17th century, a medieval font, and a small stone with 10th century interlace carving.

September 2013

Scott Willoughby, St Andrew
Scredington, St Andrew, interior view
Scredington, St Andrew, interior view
Scredington, St Andrew, interior view

The north arcade, with octagonal piers, dates form the early fourteenth century Decorated period.

June 2017

Scredington, St Andrew
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, interior
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, interior
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, interior

At the east end of the chancel is the Venetian window, with stained glass of 1861 by O’Conner.

September 2015

Scremby, St Peter & St Paul church, O'Conner
Sibsey, St Margaret, interior
Sibsey, St Margaret, interior
Sibsey, St Margaret, interior

The nave north arcade with the pillars elongated when the clerestory was added.

Mark Acton, 2017

Sibsey, St Margaret, north arcade
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior

The arcades to north and south are from the Decorated period.

The piers are quatrefoil; the arches double-chamfered.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, interior
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, interior
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, interior
Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, interior

The simple interior of St Peter & St Paul, looking east.

According to Pevsner, the position of the tower (north of the church's east-west axis) suggests there was once a north aisle, but the chancel and chancel arch (symmetrically positioned) contradict this supposition.

Perhaps the N arcade was taken out before the chancel arch was built, surmises Pevsner.

September 2015

Skendleby, St Peter & St Paul, interior
Skillington, St James, interior
Skillington, St James, interior
Skillington, St James, interior

The south arcade (right), 2-bay, dates from the early 13th century; the north arcade and the chnacel arch (ahead) are late in the same century.

September 2016

 

Skillington, St James, Interior
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Chancel
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Chancel
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Chancel
Snitterby, St Nicholas, chancel
South Carlton, St John Baptist, interior
South Carlton, St John Baptist, interior
South Carlton, St John Baptist, interior

The aisle arcades were rebuilt using original material of the 13th century in the restoration of the 1860s.

The piers of the south arcade are octagonal, those of the north are round. Both have double-chamfered arches.

October 2016

 

South Carlton, St John Baptist church, interior
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, Nave
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, Nave
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, Nave

 

DB 14 August 2018

South Ormsby, St Leonard, church
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, South Aisle
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, South Aisle
South Ormsby, St Leonard, Interior, South Aisle

 

DB 14 August 2018

South Ormsby, St Leonard, church
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, interior
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, interior
Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, interior

The four-bay arcades either side of the nave date from the late fourteenth century.

The piers are quatrefoil, the arches double-chamfered.

Beyond the nave can be seen the chancel with richly decorated ceiling and screen (by J Oldrid Scott).

August 2016

Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas, interior
Spridlington, St Hilary
Spridlington, St Hilary
Spridlington, St Hilary

"Vestry screen, organ screen, pulpit, choir stalls, readers desk, all have intersecting arcades, foliage and angels, in C13 style.

The fine reredos and altar are in painted and gilded wood, with ogee arches. The organ is painted to match"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165996 

Whole church by James Fowler of Louth 1875. 

DB 20 May 2018

Spridlington, St Hilary, church, James Fowler of Louth
Stainfield, St Andrew, interior
Stainfield, St Andrew, interior
Stainfield, St Andrew, interior

Internal view looking west (actually north).

In the foreground on the left is the font. On the rear wall are two boards inscribed with the ten commandments.

September 2015

Stainfield, St Andrew church, ten commandments
Stewton, St Andrew
Stewton, St Andrew
Stewton, St Andrew

The interior of St Andrew's is a surprise – showing the church to be largely Norman, of the late 11th century.

September 2012

Stewton, St Andrew, Norman
Stow, St Mary, Choir
Stow, St Mary, Choir
Stow, St Mary, Choir

The chancel of St Mary’s is a rich and impressive display of Norman architecture.

Much of this dates from an extensive restoration of 1851 when the east wall above the arcading and the vaulting were completely rebuilt.

See www.stowminster.org.uk

Stow, St Mary church, choir
Stow, St Mary, Crossing
Stow, St Mary, Crossing
Stow, St Mary, Crossing

This view of the nave shows the crossing with its massive Saxon arch.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Stow, St Mary church, Saxon crossing,
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East

Pevsner comments the church "has a happily unchanged interior, crowded and alive, still with plastered walls and ceiling and a clutter of C18 woodwork"

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael
Sudbrooke, St Edward, interior
Sudbrooke, St Edward, interior
Sudbrooke, St Edward, interior

The view looking east along the nave to the apse. The tunnel vault of the nave is apparent and the neo-Norman chancel arch.

May 2016

Sudbrooke, St Edward, interior
Sutterton, St Mary, interior
Sutterton, St Mary, interior
Sutterton, St Mary, interior

The arch at the west crossing is pointed but has zigzag decoration and scalloped capitals.

September 2011

Sutterton, St Mary, scalloped capitals
Sutton St James, church, interior view
Sutton St James, church, interior view
Sutton St James, church, interior view

Interior view looking east. Much of this was rebuilt by Bassett Smith in the late nineteenth century.

September 2017

Sutton St James, church, interior
Tallington, St Lawrence, interior
Tallington, St Lawrence, interior
Tallington, St Lawrence, interior

The chancel arches are late 13th century.  To the south is an early 13th century piscina.

September 2014

Tallington, St Lawrence church, piscina
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Chancel
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Chancel
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Chancel
The east window still retains original - though reassembled - stained glass of 1481-82.
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, east windwo, stained glass
Threekingham, St Peter, Chancel
Threekingham, St Peter, Chancel
Threekingham, St Peter, Chancel

The chancel of St Peter's, with its three tall east windows, is largely Norman.

September 2013

Threekingham, St Peter church chancel
Torksey, St Peter, Interior
Torksey, St Peter, Interior
Torksey, St Peter, Interior

Church open for West Lindsey Churches Festival with an ongoing art exhibition off to the left.

DB 20 May 2018

Torksey, St Peter, church
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, interior
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, interior
Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, interior

The division between nave and chancel is tripartite - an unusual arrangement - with pointed arches.

The small chancel is seen beyond.

Mark Acton 2016

Ulceby with Fordington, All Saints, interior
Usselby, St Margaret, interior
Usselby, St Margaret, interior
Usselby, St Margaret, interior

The plain but attractive and well-proportioned interior of St Margaret's church.

May 2016

Usselby, St Margaret, interior
Utterby, St Andrew, interior
Utterby, St Andrew, interior
Utterby, St Andrew, interior

The interior has a 15th century north arcade with a richly carved 14th century canopy at the east end.

The chancel arch, piscina and font  are also 14th century. All other furnishings are 19th century - apart from the delightful paper models of angels

April 2015

Utterby, St Andrew church, interior
Waddington, St Michael
Waddington, St Michael
Waddington, St Michael

Excellent church history available online.

http://stmichaelschurchwaddington.org.uk/church%20history/index.html 

DB 30 April 2018 

Waddington, St Michael church,
Wainfleet All Saints, church interior
Wainfleet All Saints, church interior
Wainfleet All Saints, church interior

Strongly coloured ceilings in the nave and chancel relieve the plain box-like shape of the church.

July 2014

Wainfleet All Saints, church
Walmsgate, Chapel
Walmsgate, Chapel
Walmsgate, Chapel

The chapel to Walmsgate Hall was built in 1901 by the Dallas Yorkes in memory of their son.

After the demolition of the hall in the 1950s the chapel was dismantled and partly re-erected as a church in Langworth near Lincoln.

The contemporary art nouveau fittings of the chapel are typified by the hanging lamp in the centre of this photograph.

Undated postcard by T. A. Humberstone of Walmsgate.

Walmsgate, chapel, Langworth, Dallas Yorke, art nouveau
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior

Interior view looking east.

Clerestoried windows and niches were added in C15 and the former roof line is evident.

DB 24 March 2018 

Welbourn, Saint Chad
Wellingore, All Saints
Wellingore, All Saints
Wellingore, All Saints

Interior view looking towards the chancel.

Pulpit dates from 1881. 

DB 29 May 2018

Wellingore, All Saints, church,
Welton, St Mary, interior
Welton, St Mary, interior
Welton, St Mary, interior

The arcades date from the medieval period, unlike the external fabric of the church.

The north arcade (on the left) has four bays and dates from the fourteenth cventury; the south, of three bays, is thirteenth century.

May 2016

Welton, St Mary church, interior
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior

The early 14th century chancel has Decorated windows with intersecting tracery.

The tiled interior and the reredos with its mosaics date from the restoration in 1874 by Butterfield.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, Butterfield
Weston Hills, St John the Evangelist
Weston Hills, St John the Evangelist
Weston Hills, St John the Evangelist

"The chancel windows came from Weston St. Mary when it was restored in 1888. The reredos came from Lutton Parish Church in 1895. The pulpit and altar rails were given in memory of Mr. Cock in the 1940’s and bear the famous ‘Yorkshire Mouse’ carvings"

https://www.southhollandlife.com/2018/05/the-church-of-saint-john-the-evangelist-weston-hills/ 

DB 6 May 2018

Weston Hills, Church, Saint John the Evangelist
Weston, St Mary, interior view
Weston, St Mary, interior view
Weston, St Mary, interior view

Wonderful display of tapestry kneelers.

DB 3 May 2015

Weston, Church, Saint Mary, kneeler
Whaplode Drove, St John, interior view
Whaplode Drove, St John, interior view
Whaplode Drove, St John, interior view

A simple, bright and colourful interior.

September 2017

Whaplode Drove, St John church, interior
Withcall, St Martin
Withcall, St Martin
Withcall, St Martin

The interior of St Martin's.  This could be any one of Blomfield's surburban churches.

July 2013

Withcall, St Martin church, interior
Wragby, All Saints
Wragby, All Saints
Wragby, All Saints

View from the gallery.

DB 12 May 2018

Wragby, Church, All Saints
Wyville, St Catherine, interior
Wyville, St Catherine, interior
Wyville, St Catherine, interior

The interior of St Catherine's; nothing to attract interest on a gloomy autumn day.

September 2016

Wyville, St Catherine, interior