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Alford, St Wilfrid, pulpit
Alford, St Wilfrid, pulpit
Alford, St Wilfrid, pulpit

The Jacobean pulpit in St Wilfrid's is of uncommon pattern.  There are low blank arches and odd, barbaric figures.

December 2014

Alford, St Wilfrid church, pulpit
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

The chancel is divided from the nave by these slender posts and splendid ogee arches.

In Pevsner's words: Their crockets have an unmistakably Georgian featheriness.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin
Baumber, St Swithin

A richly decorated tester of painted wood in Gothick style was fixed above the pulpit in the Georgian church.

It is now attached to the wall above boards inscribed with the Ten Commandments at the west end of the north aisle.

May 2013

Baumber, St Swithin church, tester, ten commandments
Bilsby, Holy Trinity, pulpit
Bilsby, Holy Trinity, pulpit
Bilsby, Holy Trinity, pulpit

Crudely fashioned steps and pulpit base two tree boles are unusual.  This appears to be modern work.

August 2013

Bilsby, Holy Trinity church, pulpit
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

The pews and pulpit are from the earlier church on this site.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church, pews
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph
Boston, St Botolph

The pulpit and tester in St Botolph's church, Boston.  It is dated 1612 and has a Georgian stair.

March 2013

Boston, St Botolph church, pulpit
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end

Bratoft church has a fine range of poppy-head bench ends. This one depicts a pair of birds.

May 2016

Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end, birds
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end

Bratoft church has a fine range of poppy-head bench ends. This one depicts a pair of clinging figures.

May 2016



Bratoft, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
The church of St Peter and St Paul,

Burgh-le-Marsh, has outstanding Jacobean woodwork in the pulpit, font cover & north chapel screen.

Jabez Good, village barber, writer, museum curator and much more, carved the lectern in 1874.

Mark Acton, 2008
Burgh Le Marsh, church, jacobean, jabez good,
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints
Cadney, All Saints

Cadney church has three fine 15th century oak screens. It has been suggested that they came from Newstead Priory which was situated about a mile away.

February 2015

Cadney, All Saints church, Newstead Priory, screen
Coates by Stow, St Edith
Coates by Stow, St Edith
Coates by Stow, St Edith

The original Perpendicular screen has survived at Coates.  Even more unusual is the survival of the coving and loft with parapet above.

June 2013

Coates By Stow, St Edith church interior, rood screen
Coates by Stow, St Edith, screen
Coates by Stow, St Edith, screen
Coates by Stow, St Edith, screen

The screen at Coates is a fine survival from the Perpendicular period.

June 2013

Coates By Stow, St Edith church, screen
Coningsby, St Michael, roof
Coningsby, St Michael, roof
Coningsby, St Michael, roof

The roof above the nave.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, roof timber
Conisholme, St Peter, roof structure
Conisholme, St Peter, roof structure
Conisholme, St Peter, roof structure

The robust and much repaired roof timbers of the roof with king posts.

June 2015

Conisholme, St Peter church, roof timber, king post
Corringham, St Laurence
Corringham, St Laurence
Corringham, St Laurence

The restoration work of Bodley in 1883-84 included the screen between nave and chancel.

Only a small lower portion of the rood is thought to be original.

May 2012

Corringham, St Laurence, chancel screen, Bodley
Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, bench door

A bench door with simple tracery.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

This early seventeenth century pulpit (dated 1615), finely decorated, with tester, is said to be the pattern for that at nearby Burgh le Marsh.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

The carved inscription under the reading ledge of the pulpit. William Worship was the priest here in 1615.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit, William Worship
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

Detail of the carved decoration around the pulpit.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest
Crowland, Croyland Abbey, Chest

Wooden chest in the nave.

July 2011

Crowland, Croyland abbey chest
Croxby, All Saints, bench end
Croxby, All Saints, bench end
Croxby, All Saints, bench end

Attractive straight headed bench end.

June 2014

Croxby, All Saints church, bench end
Croxby, All Saints, bench end
Croxby, All Saints, bench end
Croxby, All Saints, bench end

An attractive straight-headed bench end at All Saints church.

June 2014

Croxby, All Saints church, bench end
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
Grimoldby, St Edith, roof
Grimoldby, St Edith, roof
Grimoldby, St Edith, roof

The finely made roof has tie beams with bosses alternating with stiff angel figures carrying thin braces.

June 2015

Grimoldby, St Edith church, roof
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,
Kingerby, St Peter, almsbox
Kingerby, St Peter, almsbox
Kingerby, St Peter, almsbox

Near the south door is this wooden almsbox bearing the inscriptions: This is God's Treasury and on the adjacent side Cast one mite into it. 1639

May 2016

Kingerby, St Peter church, almsbox
Kingerby, St Peter, bench end
Kingerby, St Peter, bench end
Kingerby, St Peter, bench end

The ends of the benches in the chancel have elaborate tracery on them. Pevsner suggests that these have been re-used.

May 2016

Kingerby, St Peter church, bench end
Kingerby, St Peter, roof timbers
Kingerby, St Peter, roof timbers
Kingerby, St Peter, roof timbers

The nave roof was rebuilt in the 17th century. The decorated pieces between principal rafters and purlins and the fine mouldings are chacteristic of this period.

May 2016

Kingerby, St Peter church, roof timbers
Laughton, All Saints
Laughton, All Saints
Laughton, All Saints

The fine painted chancel ceiling which dates the restoration of the 1890s by Bodley and Garner.

May 2010

Laughton, All Saints, ceiling, Bodley Garner
Lincoln Cathedral, Choir and Organ
Lincoln Cathedral, Choir and Organ
Lincoln Cathedral, Choir and Organ

The stalls in St Hugh's Choir are in three tiers, with stalls at the rear for canons, below them vicars choral and in the front the choristers.

The stalls date from 1365-70 and were restored in the nineteenth century.

postcard, probably 1930s

Cathedral, organ and choir
Mareham on the Hill, All Saints, pulpit
Mareham on the Hill, All Saints, pulpit
Mareham on the Hill, All Saints, pulpit

The two-decker pulpit dates from around 1780.

Mark Acton, 2017

Mareham on the Hill, All Saints, pulpit
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end

The interior of St Helen's North Thoresby includes a Royal Arms dated 1722 and several fine bench ends from the early sixteenth-century.

September 2012

North Thoresby, St Helen church, bench ends
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end

St Helen's in North Thoresby contains several bench ends of around 1530-35 with the initials of those who gave them.

Mark Acton, 2016

North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end

St Helen's in North Thoresby contains several bench ends of around 1530-35 with the initials of those who gave them.

Mark Acton, 2016

North Thoresby, St Helen, bench end
Norton Disney, St Peter, chest
Norton Disney, St Peter, chest
Norton Disney, St Peter, chest

The church's parish chest - a small and crude, iron-bound with a complex lock but constructed in soft-wood.

October 2016

Norton Disney, St Peter, chest
Osbournby, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Osbournby, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Osbournby, St Peter & St Paul, bench end

St Peter and St Paul’s has a fine 14th century sedilia and beautifully carved medieval bench ends.

The font is Norman.

September 2013

Osbournby, St Peter & St Paul, bench end
Pickworth, St Andrew, Bench End
Pickworth, St Andrew, Bench End
Pickworth, St Andrew, Bench End

St Andrew's has medieval benches with square ends and simple tracery.

September 2013

Pickworth, St Andrew church, bench end
Pickworth, St Andrew, Pulpit
Pickworth, St Andrew, Pulpit
Pickworth, St Andrew, Pulpit

The 14th century screen was restored in the nineteenth century.  It has ogee arches with delicate tracery above.

The two-decker pulpit dates from 1693.

September 2013

Pickworth, St Andrew church, pulpit, screen
Ropsley, St Peter, Bench End
Ropsley, St Peter, Bench End
Ropsley, St Peter, Bench End

The ends of several benches of medieval origin are carved with poppy heads.

September 2013

Ropsley, St Peter church, bench end poppy head
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end

Many of the bench ends in the church are decorated with poppy heads of traditional design.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, bench end, poppy head
South Carlton, St John Baptist, bench end
South Carlton, St John Baptist, bench end
South Carlton, St John Baptist, bench end

Several of the bench ends in the chancel are decorated with figures.

October 2016

South Carlton, St John Baptist church, bench end
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern
South Elkington, All Saints, Lectern

 

South Elkington, All Saints
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, chest
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, chest
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, chest

Parish chest in the nave at St Mary and St Andrew.

July 2011

Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, chest
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end

Medieval square-headed bench end.

June 2014

Thorganby, All Saints church
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end

Medieval square-headed bench end.

June 2014

Thorganby, All Saints church, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end
Thorganby, All Saints, bench end

Medieval square-headed bench end.

June 2014

Thorganby, All Saints church, bench end
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs

Four sets of wrought iron hat pegs (for 32 hats) on the nave walls are from the Georgian period.  They are an unusual and rare survival.

June 2013

Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, hat pegs, Georgian
Thorpe St Peter, church chancel screen
Thorpe St Peter, church chancel screen
Thorpe St Peter, church chancel screen

The screen has one-light divisions, each with round arches with ogee arches over and panelled tracery.

July 2016

Thorpe St Peter, church, chancel screen
Thorpe St Peter, church pulpit
Thorpe St Peter, church pulpit
Thorpe St Peter, church pulpit

This is a Jacobean pulpit in oak, complete with original door. It has panelled sides and arabesques.

July 2016

Thorpe St Peter, church, pulpit
Thorpe St Peter, church roof
Thorpe St Peter, church roof
Thorpe St Peter, church roof

The nave roof is an unsophisticated structure of tie-beams and queen posts. It dates from the Perpendicular period.

On the wall (above the chancel arch) are Royal Arms of the eigthteenth century.

July 2016

Thorpe St Peter, church, Royal Arms
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Bench End
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Bench End
Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, Bench End

Bench ends in the church are straight headed with crudely cut tracery motifs and, in this instance, a tree.

September 2013

Walcot by Folkingham, St Nicholas, bench end
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior
West Deeping, St Andrew, interior

The kingpost roof of the nave carries the date 1676, as well as the date of its repair in 1803.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, roof
Westborough, All Saints, bench end
Westborough, All Saints, bench end
Westborough, All Saints, bench end

A bench end in the chancel showing the Devil licking the back of someone at prayer.

Mark Acton, 2016

Westborough, All Saints, bench end
Willoughby, St Helen, ladder
Willoughby, St Helen, ladder
Willoughby, St Helen, ladder

In the tower is a ladder - repaired but thankfully not replaced - wonderfully described by Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘primeval’.

August 2013

Willoughby, St Helen church, ladder