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Aswarby, Aswarby Park, The Kennels
Aswarby, Aswarby Park, The Kennels
Aswarby, Aswarby Park, The Kennels

"Kennels. Mid C19. Built as part of Aswarby Park Estate for the Whichcote family"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360595?section=official-list-entry

DB 7 April 2019

Aswarby, Kennels
Aswarby, Milepost
Aswarby, Milepost
Aswarby, Milepost

"Milepost. Early C19. Cast iron, triangular plan. Inscribed in raised letters, 'Aswerby Parish', London 110, Sleafd. 5, Falkm. 4."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061792?section=official-list-entry 

DB 24 April 2021

Aswarby, Milepost
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys

Much of the nave construction is from the Decorated period.  The tower and spire are a little later (Perpendicular).

September 2013 

Aswarby, St Denis church
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys

This view from the south-west shows the fine Perpendicular tower of St Denis's church.  The spire, of the same period, has a simple array of 4 lucarnes.

September 2013

Aswarby, St Denis church
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys

The chancel of St Denis's church, seen here from the south-east, was rebuilt for Sir Thomas Whichcote by Edward Blore* in 1839-41

June 2017

* Edward Blore (1787-1879) was an eminent landscape artist and architect. He was responsible for remodelling Lambeth Palace and completed work on Buckingham Palace after Nash.

Aswarby, St Denis, Edward Blore, Thomas Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys
Aswarby, St Denys

View of the church from the north-east. Structural problems have beset the church in the recent past and the top of the spire has become dislodged (cf. photo of 2013).

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel

Looking east towards the altar.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, East Window
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, East Window
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, East Window

"Stained glass east window of scenes from the Life of Christ in memory of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th. Bt., d. 1892"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

A brass plaque beneath the window reads :-

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF SIR THOMAS WHICHCOTE 7TH BARONET OF ASWARBY, WHO DIED JANUARY 17TH 1892, AND OF ISABELLA ELIZABETH HIS WIFE WHO DIED AUGUST 27TH 1892. THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS AND TENANTRY"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, window stained glass, Sir Thomas Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Memorial

"In the chancel is a marble wall plaque to Frances Hope, d.1704, rectangular with scrolled and draped sides, gadrooned base with escutcheon of arms and a moulded cornice bearing flowers and an urn"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

Kelly's Directory 1930 notes "in the chancel is a marble tablet to the Rev. Francis Hopes, a former rector, d. 1704"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, Frances Hope
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Mothers' Union
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Mothers' Union
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Mothers' Union

Mathers' Union banner laid up in the sanctuary.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, Mothers' Union
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Organ
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Organ
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Organ

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, organ
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Roof

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Sanctuary
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Sanctuary
Aswarby, St Denys, Chancel, Sanctuary

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, font
Aswarby, St Denys, font
Aswarby, St Denys, font

A circular font with four corner shafts dating from the Transitional period. An unusual design.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, Font
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave

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

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

Kelly's Directory 1930 notes :-

"The church of St. Denys is a building of stone in the Transitional, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, with embattled clerestory, north aisle, south porch and western tower, with pinnacles and spire, containing a clock and 3 bells:

the south doorway and surrounding wall are the only portions of Transitional date and these probably occupy their original site:

the nave and aisle are Decorated:

the tower and spire are Perpendicular and the chancel and south porch are modern:

the staircase leading to the roodloft still remains:

the font, a Transitional work, is cylindrical, with four shafts standing round it, on a square base:

the stained east window is to Sir Thomas Whichcote, 8th bart .:

in the chancel is a marble tablet to the Rev. Francis Hopes, a former rector, d. 1704:

the organ was erected in 1922:

the church was restored about 1850 by Mr. Blore:

there are 250 sittings"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"Good set of panelled and scumbled soft wood pews in the nave dated 1847, bolection moulded end panels and ramped doors"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave

 

DB 7 April 2019

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial

A memorial to George Bass, explorer, who was baptised in the church in 1771.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, George Bass, memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial

The inscription on the memorial to George Bass.

June 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, George Bass Memorial

Flag above the memorial.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, flag
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Hatchments
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Hatchments
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Hatchments

Two funeral hatchments above the tower arch.

Members of the Whichcote family.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, funeral hatchment, Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial

This fine relief is a memorial to Lady Whichcote (d.1849) by Thomas Campbell*.

June 2017

* Thomas Campbell (1790-1858) renowned Scottish sculptor

Aswarby, St Denis, monument, Lady Whichcote, Thomas Campbell
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial

"WILLIAM PEACH, DIED THE 19TH DAY OF JANUARY 1835 AGED 74 YEARS.

HE WAS STEWARD IN THE WHICHCOTE FAMILY UPWARDS OF FORTY YEARS, AND SECURED THEIR AFFECTIONATE RESPECT BY FULFILLING THE DUTIES OF HIS STATION WITH UNDEVIATING FIDELITY, RECTITUDE OF PURPOSE, AND PROPRIETY OF CONDUCT.

THIS FAITHFUL TESTIMONY TO HIS MERITS IS INSCRIBED BY PERMISSION OF THOSE GRATEFUL RELATIONS WHO ERECT THIS TABLET TO HIS MEMORY.

BLESSED IS THAT SERVANT WHOM HIS LORD, WHEN HE COMETH, SHALL FIND SO DOING. XXIV MATT 46"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, WILLIAM PEACH
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial

"To the Memory of ELIZABETH, second Wife of WILLIAM WHITE (his first being interred at Gainsborough) who died 24th March 1767 Aged 34 Years.

Also of ELIZABETH, third Wife of said WILLIAM WHITE, who died 12th February 1789, Aged 50 Years.

Likewise of the said WILLIAM WHITE who died 27th April 1811, Aged 92 Years."

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial

"IN Memory of STEPHEN BEE GENT: late Steward to Sr. Francis Whichcote Bart. who departed this Life 20TH of June 1766 Aged 65 Years.

Also Abigail His Wife who departed this Life 10TH of January 1768 Aged 77 Years"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, STEPHEN BEE
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Memorial

"Near this Place lyeth ye body of mr Robert Cole, who Departed this life August ye 21st 1717, in ye 50th year of his Age. in Remembrance of him this Stone is Erected by his Lamenting Widdow Mrs Anne Cole, who hopes to rejoice together with him in a happy Resurrection he had by his Wife Mrs Anne Cole 2 Sons and 3 Daughters"

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Pulpit
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Pulpit
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Pulpit

"Early C18 octagonal softwood pulpit with bolection moulded raised and fielded panel sides and fluted pilasters supporting a moulded cornice. On the front an escutcheon bears the arms of Whichcote"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, pulpit
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Roof

"The nave roof is C19 in its present form with pierced ties having quatrefoil spandrels. It rests on C15 corbels with grotesque masks and capitals."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, roof
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Window
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Window
Aswarby, St Denys, Nave, Window

One of two similar windows, in the south wall of the nave, directly opposite the manorial pew. Both feature the Whichcote arms at the top.

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, window
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle

"The early C18 surround for a vanished tomb consisting of ashlar piers with ball finials and wrought iron railings with pointed tops."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 22 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Aumbry
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Aumbry
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Aumbry

"there is a C14 piscina in the south wall with cusped ogee head and to the north an ogee headed aumbry."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 22 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, aumbry
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Chest
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Chest
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Chest

 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Hatchment
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Hatchment
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Hatchment

A hatchment in memory of Marianne, wife of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th Baronet. She died 10 May 1849.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, Whichcote, Marianne, Sir Thomas Whichcote
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial

"To the Memory of FRANCIS WHICHCOTE of TIMBERLAND THORPE ESQR. youngest Son of SIR FRANCIS WHICHCOTE BART. and DAME FRANCES his Wife who died Octr: 19th: 1784 Aged 46."

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SIR THOMAS WHICHCOTE, OF ASWARBY, CO. LINCOLN, BARONET. WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 22ND 1828, AGED 66 YEARS:

ALSO OF DAME DIANA, HIS WIFE, WHO DIED FEBRUARY 4TH 1826, AGED 63 YEARS: 

THE EXEMPLARY PARENTS OF A NUMEROUS FAMILY, WHO, DEEPLY INDEBTED TO THEIR CARES AND VIRTUES, THUS HUMBLY RECORD THEIR GRATITUDE AND REVERENCE."

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial

"In the north aisle are 2 black and white marble tablets to members of the Whichcote family, one dated 1810 with fluted and draped urn is by Earle of Hull."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry

"Sacred To the Memory of HARRIOT, Daughter of Sir THOMAS WHICHCOTE Bart; And Wife of JAMES ATTY Esqr. After an union of little more than two Years, Died of the Scarlet Fever at GRANTHAM, May 30th. 1810, In the 22nd Year of her Age Her humble and amiable deportment, Joined to her other excellent Qualities, gained her The Respect of her Acquaintance And the Affections of her Friends, In the last trying scene, She testified her firm faith in God by a resignation To his Will, animated by the pleasing Hope of the Christian." 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Memorial

"To the Memory of Sir FRANCIS WHICHCOTE of Aswarby Bart. who died Octr. 22.d 1775 Aged 84 years. 

Also FRANCES Lady WHICHCOTE His Wife, who died July 20th. 1772 Aged 75 years."

DB 22 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Piscina
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Piscina
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Piscina

"C14 piscina in the south wall with cusped ogee head and to the north an ogee headed aumbry."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 7 April 2019

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, piscina
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Roll of Honour
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Roll of Honour
Aswarby, St Denys, North Aisle, Roll of Honour

"Aswarby Roll of Honour

The names of those who went forth from Aswarby to serve their King and Country in the Great War ...

1914-1918" 

DB 26 May 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, roll of honour
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch

"The gabled C19 south porch has gabled buttresses and a continuously moulded and pointed outer doorway. The fine inner doorway is late C12"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360619?section=official-list-entry 

DB 22 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, porch
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch, Inner Doorway
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch, Inner Doorway
Aswarby, St Denys, Porch, Inner Doorway

This is the fine Transitional south doorway at St Denis's church.

Mark Acton, 2017

Aswarby, St Denis, Doorway
Aswarby, St Denys, Tower
Aswarby, St Denys, Tower
Aswarby, St Denys, Tower

 

DB 22 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church, tower