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Covenham St Mary
 
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary

The slender tower of St Mary’s is built of chalk and ironstone.

The lower stage is 15th century, while the bell stage is 19th century work.

June 2015

Covenham St Mary, church, chalk, ironstone
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary

The chancel windows are Perpendicular, whereas the 14th century east window is Decorated with fine flowing tracery.

June 2015

Covenham St Mary, church
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary

St Mary’s is essentially a 14th century building.  The brick porch, however, was built in the 18th century and is a somewhat incongruous addition.

June 2015

Covenham St Mary, church
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary

St Mary’s is constructed largely of chalk and limestone with many blocks of striking ironstone.  Both nave and chancel have large Perpendicular windows.

June 2015

Covenham St Mary, church
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary
Covenham St Mary

An earlier view of the church.

Jews' Court collection, 1977

Covenham St Mary,
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"St. Mary's parish has 195 souls, 950 acres, and a neat church, which is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £10, and now £152, in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. J. E. Rudd., B.A., who has 21A. of glebe.

In the north wall of the chancel is an arched compartment, ornamented with tracery, and supposed to have formerly contained a tomb"

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel

Looking across the sanctuary to an ogee headed piscina in the south wall.

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel
Covenham St Mary, Chancel

"The east window is C14 of 3 lights with trefoil heads, curvilinear tracery, single chamfered surround and moulded door"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

C19 brass altar rails.

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Monument
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Monument
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Monument

"Small brass to Sir John Skipwith who died in 1400, showing the deceased in full plate armour with sword, misericord, feet resting on a lion.

This was removed from the church at Covenham St. Bartholomew"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019


Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Tomb Recess
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Tomb Recess
Covenham St Mary, Chancel, Tomb Recess

"Fine C14 tomb recess with moulded ogee surround and pierced cusped tracery.

Attached to the rear wall of the recess is a small brass to Sir John Skipwith who died in 1400, showing the deceased in full plate armour with sword, misericord, feet resting on a lion. This was removed from the church at Covenham St. Bartholomew"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Nave
Covenham St Mary, Nave
Covenham St Mary, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel with the curtains forming the division. 

"The nave roof is a C19 timber barrel vault, but is supported on massive C15 braced ties ...

The nave walls are lined with C18 raised and fielded dado panelling. "

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Nave
Covenham St Mary, Nave
Covenham St Mary, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"The C15 tower arch springs from human head corbels supporting octagonal brackets and is double chamfered"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Font
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Font
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Font

"The C15 octagonal font with moulded top has fleurons, beneath which are shields on each face separated by foliage.

The base is moulded with stop chamfers to angles"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church, font
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Pulpit
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Pulpit
Covenham St Mary, Nave, Pulpit

"Pews and pulpit are C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church, pulpit
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF COVENHAM ST MARY WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919"

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial
Covenham St Mary, Nave, War Memorial

Originally located in Covenham Methodist Chapel.

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church, methodist, war memorial
Covenham St Mary, Porch
Covenham St Mary, Porch
Covenham St Mary, Porch

"The C14 inner doorway has a continuous sunk wave moulding and moulded hood.

The late C18 door has Gothick arches in the 6 panels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church, porch
Covenham St Mary, Porch
Covenham St Mary, Porch
Covenham St Mary, Porch

"late C18 south porch in brick"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063109 

DB 8 September 2019

Covenham St Mary, Church, porch