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Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms
Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms
Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms

Now "The Finch Hatton" Country House Hotel & Restaurant.

Kelly's Directory 1930 has a listing "Pattinson Saml. Harmston, Finch-Hatton Arms. P.H".

No mention of the Finch Hatton Arms in White's Directory 1872 but there was reference to "Money William, farmer, tea. dealer and victualler, Angel" and "Wilson John, butcher and beer retailer".

An earlier refernce to the Angel is in White's Directory 1856 "Harmston Mary, vict., Angel.

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Finch Hatton Arms, Hotel, public house
Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms, Advertisement
Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms, Advertisement
Ewerby, Finch-Hatton Arms, Advertisement
Advert appearing in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1889.
Ewerby, Finch Hatton Arms, Hotel
Ewerby, Haverholme Dower House
Ewerby, Haverholme Dower House
Ewerby, Haverholme Dower House

A listing in Kelly's Directory 1930 reads :-

"Winchilsea & Nottingham, Edith, Countess of, Dower house"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Haverholme Dower House
Ewerby, Manor House
Ewerby, Manor House
Ewerby, Manor House

"Farmhouse. Mid C19, in the Tudor taste"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061839  

Listed in Kelly's Directory 1930 "Meeds Tom, farmer, Manor ho". 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Manor House
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel

This Primitive Methodist chapel, built of distinctive local bricks, was opened in 1879 and closed in 1981.

It is now a dwelling known as ‘Chapel House’.

June 2017
Ewerby, Methodist chapel Primitive
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel
Ewerby, Methodist Chapel

A second view of the former Primitive Methodist Chapel.

"A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Sleaford Circuit Past And Present" prepared by  Colin Shepherdson & Peter Robinson June 1996 states that :-

EWERBY WESLEYAN METHODIST "A chapel was opened in October 1830 and is believed to have closed circa 1870". 

EWERBY PRIMITIVE METHODIST "The chapel was built in 1879 and closed in 1981. It is now in use as a dwelling and is named "Chapel House"". 

Pevsner comments " At a respectful distance s of the church the former Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1879 in simple Gothic".

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby Primitive Methodist Chapel Church
Ewerby, Reading Room
Ewerby, Reading Room
Ewerby, Reading Room

Kellys Directory 1930 records that "There is a parish library of 300 volumes, with a reading room".

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Reading Room
Ewerby, School
Ewerby, School
Ewerby, School

Stated in White's Directory 1872 that :-

"In 1667, Henry Pell bequeathed out of a farm here, a yearly rent charge of £10 for the education of poor children of this parish, and of Evedon, Asgarby and Howell.

This farm has been recently purchased by the lord of the manor, and from the proceeds of the sale a sum of £383. 13s. 4d. has been invested in the Three-per-Cent. consols, and the interest arising from it is paid in lieu of the rent-charge.

He also gave a house and garden for the use of the schoolmaster, who teaches sixteen free scholars, viz., 10 belonging to Ewerby, and two each from the above parishes.

A new School, which was built by subscription in 1841, and considerably enlarged in 1871, is attended by over 70 children.

Its endowment is supplemented by Government grants, private subscriptions, and the children's pence.

The teacher's residence was rebuilt in 1858, at an outlay of £178"

Also 

"Bone John Cage Richd. & Mrs Jane, National school master & mistress"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, School
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock

"Canal lock. 1794"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061828 

"The Sleaford Navigation was a 12.5 mile (20.1 km) canalisation of the River Slea in Lincolnshire, England, which opened in 1794.

It ran from a junction with the River Witham, near Chapel Hill to the town of Sleaford through seven locks, most of which were adjacent to mills.

Lack of finance meant that it stopped short of its intended terminus, but it gradually grew to be successful financially.

The coming of the railways in 1857 led to a rapid decline, and it was officially abandoned by an act of Parliament in 1878, but remained open for a further three years"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleaford_Navigation 

DB 2020

Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Sleaford Canal Cobbler's Lock

"At either end the rebates and checks survive for lock gates"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061828 

DB 2020

Ewerby, Sleafrord Canal Cobbler's Lock
Ewerby, Smithy
Ewerby, Smithy
Ewerby, Smithy

Former smithy now a private house.

Listed in Kelly's Directory 1930 "Claydon John William, blacksmith"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Smithy
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

Most of St Andrew's in the Decorated style with similarities to other churches in the area.

The broach spire is 172 feet high.

June 2017

Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

The east window of the chancel has Decorated tracery.

June 2017

Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

In the Middle Ages Ewerby was a market town. This medieval cross stands on a small open green in front of the church.

June 2017

Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

"The church is an example of early 14th century Decorated style with a 172 feet (52 m) spire.

In the north chancel is the recumbent effigy of Sir Alexander Aunsell (d. 1360), the founder of the church.

St Andrew's was restored in 1895.

In late 2009 the ecclesiastical parishes of Kirkby Laythorpe and Ewerby became part of the benefice of New Sleaford, to be held in plurality"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewerby 

Peter Kirk Collection, 29 April 1990

Ewerby, Saint Andrew, Church, Sir Alexander Aunsell
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory 1930 states that :-

"The church of St. Andrew is a building entirely of the Geometrical Decorated period, consisting of chancel and nave under single roof, aisles, vestry, south porch and a lofty western tower, with a broach spire 172 feet in height, relieved by two tiers of spire lights, and containing 10 bells, four of which date from 1616 to 1783, the remaining six being added in 1896:

the spire was struck by lightning and repaired in 1810, and again struck in 1908, and again restored:

in the south wall of the chancel are three canopied sedilia and a piscina, and in the east wall is an aumbry:

the communion table of fen oak was presented by the late Sir J. W. Gordon bart.:

there is no chancel arch, nor any other separation between the nave and chancel than a noble screen of the same date and character as that in Sleaford church:

the chantry chapel at the east end of the north aisle is enclosed by Early screen work, and retains an altar slab and piscina, but its chief feature is a fine arched tomb, with the recumbent effigy of a knight in chain mail, said to represent Sir Alexander Aunsell:

the east window displays two shields, with the Threkingham and other coats:

in the chancel is a fragment of an incised flag stone, date 1420:

the bowl of the old Norman font reversed now forms the base for another of the Decorated period:

in the chantry chapel is a mural tablet inscribed to Henry Pell, ob. Nov. 1667, and in the chancel is a fragment of a slab bearing a chalice and label with illegible inscription, and floor stones to Roger Smith, vicar, ob. 1677, and Matthew Alexander, rector, ob. 1735:

the base of a churchyard cross made at the cost of John Hauburgh, a former rector, and bearing the arms of England, Lucy and Umfraville, remains under the tower:

a new vestry has been built and in 1890-3 the church was thoroughly restored, and the roofs entirely renewed, under the direction of Mr. C. Hodgson Fowler, architect, of Durham, at the cost of Murray, 12th Earl of  Winchilsea, and Edith (Harcourt), his wife, who also provided a new oak reredos, brass eagle lectern, a full set of altar frontals and hangings with dossal and brass lamp standards for the sanctuary :

a recumbent effigy of the late Sir Murray Edward Gordon Finch-Hatton, Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, who died 7 Sept. 1898, was placed in the church in 1901, and a new pulpit of oak, made in part from the wood of the old one, was erected in 1904 by the subscriptions of the parishioners:

there are 250 sittings"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

Decorative detail, on the tower, a little above the porch

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory 1930 comments that :-

"a lofty western tower, with a broach spire 172 feet in height, relieved by two tiers of spire lights, and containing 10 bells, four of which date from 1616 to 1783, the remaining six being added in 1896"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew
Ewerby, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory 1930 reports "the spire was struck by lightning and repaired in 1810, and again struck in 1908, and again restored".

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel

"The sumptuous chancel is a scaled down version of nearby Heckington"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, chancel
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Altar

"elaborate C19 reredos to altar with limewood figures of The Sower and The Good Shepherd set in gilded niches"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image altar
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Choir Benches
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Choir Benches
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Choir Benches

"Oak choir benches and prayer desk are contemporary, with moulded muntins and fleur de lys ends"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

"Tall 4 light east window with fine flowing tracery, elegantly cusped, with daggers and quatrefoil"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, window stained glass
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monument

"In the chancel the early C14 founder's tomb recess has a continuously moulded arched head, pinnacles and gablet.

It now contains an effigy to the 12th Earl of Winchelsea, d.1898, clad in state robes"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, Monument 12th Earl of Winchelsea
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monuments
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monuments
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Monuments

"In the chancel are various rectangular brass panels with raised letter inscriptions to members of the Finch Hatton family, Earls of Winchelsea and Nottingham"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, Finch Hatton, Earls of Winchelsea and Nottingham
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia
Ewerby, St Andrew, Chancel, Sedilia

"On the south side is a fine triple sedilia with shafted reveals to the compartments, cusped ogee heads and gablets with floriate terminals"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562  

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image sedilia
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard

Finch-Hatton family burials near the east end of the church including :-

Christopher Guy Heneage Finch-Hatton (2 August 1911 – 7 March 1950) 15th Earl of Winchilsea and 10th Earl of Nottingham.

George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (19 May 1791 – 8 January 1858) was an English politician known for duelling with the then Prime Minister, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Winchilsea 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Churchyard Image Christopher Guy Heneage Finch-Hatton
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard

Burial slab of George William Finch-Hatton and his third wife Fanny Margaret.

"George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (19 May 1791 – 8 January 1858) was an English politician known for duelling with the then Prime Minister, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Finch-Hatton,_10th_Earl_of_Winchilsea

"The Catholic Relief Bill of 1829 encountered his most vehement hostility, and ultimately led to a duel with the Duke of Wellington.

Lord Winchilsea, in a letter to the secretary of King's College London, wrote that the duke, "under the cloak of some coloured show of zeal for the Protestant religion, carried on an insidious design for the infringement of our liberties and the introduction of popery into every department of the state".

The duke replied with a challenge. The meeting took place in Battersea Fields on 21 March 1829, the duke being attended by Sir Henry Hardinge, and his opponent by Edward Boscawen, 4th Viscount Falmouth.

The duke fired and missed; he claimed he did so on purpose. However, the duke was known as a poor shot and accounts differ as to whether he purposefully missed.

Winchilsea kept his arm by his side at the command to "fire" then quite deliberately raised his arm in the air and fired. He then apologised for the language of his letter.

It is almost certain that Winchilsea and Falmouth had agreed on their course of action, as the letter of apology was already prepared". 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby St Andrew Churchyard Image George William Finch-Hatton Earl Winchilsea Nottingham duellist
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Lychgate
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Lychgate
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Lychgate

Entrance at the west end of the churchyard.

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image Lychgate
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave

Looking east towards the rood screen and chancel.

Pevsner comments "Arcades of three bays. Quatrefoil piers with fillets, the foils flowing into one another. Double-chamfered arches".

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave
Ewerby, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch and font beneath the tower.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking east towards the organ and north chapel.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking west along the north ailse and past the parish bier.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle, Bier
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle, Bier
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Aisle, Bier

Detail of the parish bier displayed in the north aisle - local signage states that :-

"It is believed that this bier was made in Ewerby by the Great Grandfather of Mr. Mick Priestley (who still lives in the village). The family were carpenters, wheelwrights and undertakers, amongst other trades".

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image bier
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Monument
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Monument
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Monument

"In the recess an elevated carving of a recumbent knight in plate armour with surcoat, feet resting on a lion, pot helmet, hands and sword missing, though the sword belt bears a lion buckle"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

Kelly's Directory 1919 has "fine arched tomb, with the recumbent effigy of a knight in chain mail, said to represent Sir Alexander Aunsell"

Pevsner comments "monument to Sir Alexander Aunsell who died in 1360. Effigy under a low, finely moulded arch. The date may refer to the church as a whole".

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, Monument Sir Alexander Aunsell
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Organ
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Organ
Ewerby, St Andrew, North Chapel, Organ

Maker's plate appears to read "John Gray, Organ Builder, 9 New Road, Fitzroy Square, London".

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image organ
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch

"The gabled south porch has an elaborately cusped and decorated outer arch with some seaweed carving and naturalistic leaves. Shafted and hollow moulded reveals to moulded head set in a triangular frame with floriate terminal"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

Pevsner comments "The S porch entrance is the showpiece of the church. A leaf trail up one moulding, thick knobbly leaf up another. Gable on top"

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch

"The inner doorway is more restrained with a continuously wave moulded surround and human head stops"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image porch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch, Mass Dial
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch, Mass Dial
Ewerby, St Andrew, Porch, Mass Dial

Faint traces of a mass dial on the south face of the porch.

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image mass scratch dial
Ewerby, St Andrew, Rood Screen
Ewerby, St Andrew, Rood Screen
Ewerby, St Andrew, Rood Screen

"A memorable rood screen, early C14, with wider central opening under a 4 centred arch and 3 flanking panels to either side, each with cusped ogee heads, crockets, trefoiled panels and pointed heads.

Only 2 traceried lower panels survive, though traces of red painted decoration can be seen on another; 2 are C18 raised and fielded panel replacements"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, chancel rood screen
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking along the south aisle towards the east.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking west past inner doorway from the porch.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Chest
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Chest
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Chest

"C16 chest with cambered lid, iron bands, lavish paterae and arcaded chip carving"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, chest
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, East Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, East Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, East Window

"THIS WINDOW IS IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD POLLARD B.A.. 33 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH, WHO DIED SEPT. 5TH 1874, AGED 72.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, window stained glass
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, War Memorial

First World War memorial.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/59676 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image, war memorial
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window

"The aisle windows were painted by W. F. Dixon of London in 1883"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image stained glass window, W. F. Dixon
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower

Record of a peal of "Grandsire Caters" on January 6th 1931.

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image bells peal Grandsire Caters
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower

Pevsner states "In the tower a vault of eight ribs and a big ring".

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image vault
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower Arch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower Arch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower Arch

Tower arch viewed from the nave. 

"The tower base has a massive triple chamfered arch to the nave with engaged shafted reveals and annular imposts.

Above is a 4 centred arched doorway"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Church Image tower arch
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, Font
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, Font
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, Font

"C14 octagonal tub font, to the sides are blind panels of reticulated tracery and fleurons.

The whole stands on a base formed from a massive section of early C12 shaft, perhaps the base of an earlier font, which is enriched with pelleted intersecting arcades"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image Font
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, West Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, West Window
Ewerby, St Andrew, Tower, West Window

"2 light window with curvilinear tracery forming mouchettes with a quatrefoil over"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360562 

DB 25 April 2021

Ewerby Saint Andrew Church Image window stained glass
Ewerby, Vicarage
Ewerby, Vicarage
Ewerby, Vicarage

Former Vicarage now St Andrew's Nursing & Care Home.

Kelly's Directory 1930 records that "The living is a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Evedon annexed, joint net yearly value £587, including 6 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Winchilsea and 'Nottingham, and held since 1929 by the Rev. Edmund John Stephens".

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Vicarage
Ewerby, Village Cross
Ewerby, Village Cross
Ewerby, Village Cross

"Cross base. C14, restored 1908"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061840 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Cross