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Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints

The spire of this church (All Saints) is a 'little brother' of nearby Louth's St James', and was built in the 1840s at the expense of the then vicar – a member of the Chaplin family.

It is often incorrectly attributed to by W A Nicholson of Lincoln; it was in fact designed by G R Willoughby of Louth, an associate of Nicholson.

Frank Robinson, 2010
Haugham, All Saints church, cast iron, poppy heads, Chaplin
Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints

Built to a design of G R Willoughby* in 1840, mainly in brick with lime cement rendering, All Saints’ is a miniature replica of Louth St James’.

It was declared redundant in 1981 but remains consecrated and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. The church is included in the Faber Guide to Victorian Churches.

September 2020

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063691

*The architect George Rivis Willoughby (1803-1853) was a Louth-based architect who worked closely with W A Nicholson of Lincoln.
Haugham, All Saints, G R Willoughby, W A Nicholson
Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints
Haugham, All Saints

A silhouette of the church against the west sky in deep midwinter.

It is clear to see in a view like this how closely the church was modelled on St James' church in Louth. 

Jean Howard, 29 December 2021

Haugham All Saints church sunset view
Haugham, All Saints, Bench End
Haugham, All Saints, Bench End
Haugham, All Saints, Bench End

Faithful to the medieval style of the church, the early-Victorian bench ends are decorated with cast iron ‘poppy-heads’.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, poppy head, bench end
Haugham, All Saints, Corbel
Haugham, All Saints, Corbel
Haugham, All Saints, Corbel

The roof appears to be supported on carved corbels, but they are made of cast plaster. The theft of the lead caused all of them to be damaged by water ingress and this is the most complete of those remaining.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church corbel
Haugham, All Saints, Font
Haugham, All Saints, Font
Haugham, All Saints, Font

This is the octagonal Perpendicular font that must have been saved from the earlier church on the site.

Each face of the bowl carries a design of a shield on a cusped field.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church font
Haugham, All Saints, Font
Haugham, All Saints, Font
Haugham, All Saints, Font

In the churchyard west of the tower is the font probably commissioned for the 1840s church. It has quatrefoils around the bowl and a panelled stem.
 
Both the second edition of Pevsner (1989) and the Historic England listing describe it inside the building but the year of its removal is not now remembered.

Jean Howard, 21 December 2021

Haugham All Saints church font
Haugham, All Saints, Interior
Haugham, All Saints, Interior
Haugham, All Saints, Interior

The furniture and fittings inside the church date from the building of the church in 1840.

There are two box pews, with traceried decoration in the side panels, in north-east end of the nave. By oral tradition they are understood to have been for the Eve family (nearest the chancel) and the Cartwright family who were the chief tenants of the Chaplin landlords.

The boards either side of the chancel arch quote the Ten Commandments.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, box pews
Haugham, All Saints, Interior
Haugham, All Saints, Interior
Haugham, All Saints, Interior

This view, looking west, shows the entrance into the tower and the ornate trusses of the tie-beam roof.
 
In the foreground are box pews, a somewhat unusual provision for the nineteenth century.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Anton)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Anton)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Anton)

Wall-mounted plaque commemorating Henry Anton, a relative of a local tenant farmer. The inscription reads:

In affectionate remembrance of Lieut Colonel Henry Anton, 1st West Indies Regiment, late Governor of the Gambia, eldest and dearly loved son of Capt. Alexander and Jessy Rachel Anton, who died of dysentery on board the Royal Mail Steam Ship ‘Lagos’, on his passage home, 1st August 1871, aged 17 years. Most deeply regretted.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, Henry Anton, Alexander Anton, Jessy Rachel Anton, Lagos
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Chaplin)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Chaplin)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Chaplin)

It was the appointment of Revd G A Chaplin to the living that prompted the 1840 rebuilding of the church which had previously been described as a ‘mean barn-like structure’, clearly unsuitable for an incumbent who was part of the land-owning family.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church monument, Revd G A Chaplin
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Pearson)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Pearson)
Haugham, All Saints, Memorial (Pearson)

William Hyde Pearson (1783-1849) was born at xxx. He qualified as a doctor and ran a successful London practice.
 
He acquired influential friends and patrons and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1826.
 
In 1838, in the Queen Victoria’s Coronation honours, Pearson was knighted for his services in the collection of medical and statistical information in Europe and the East.
 
He died in Welton, Northamptonshire, and was buried at St Martin’s Church in that village.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church monument, William Hyde Pearson
Haugham, All Saints, Porch
Haugham, All Saints, Porch
Haugham, All Saints, Porch

The pinnacles and parapet above the porch entrance carry through the elaborate Gothic theme.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, porch
Haugham, All Saints, Pulpit
Haugham, All Saints, Pulpit
Haugham, All Saints, Pulpit

The combined prayer desk and pulpit have Gothic tracery matching that of the box pews.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church pulpit
Haugham, All Saints, Royal Arms
Haugham, All Saints, Royal Arms
Haugham, All Saints, Royal Arms

The roof truss at the entrance to the chancel carries these attractive Royal Arms of Queen Victoria.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, Royal Arms
Haugham, All Saints, Sanctuary
Haugham, All Saints, Sanctuary
Haugham, All Saints, Sanctuary

The rail across the sanctuary is cast metal, and its gate almost immovably heavy.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church
Haugham, All Saints, Stained Glass
Haugham, All Saints, Stained Glass
Haugham, All Saints, Stained Glass

The three lights in the upper part of the east window depict St Peter (left, damaged) and St Paul (right), flanking the figure of Christ carrying his cross.

The ribbon below Christ’s figure carries the text Isaiah C.53 V.1

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, window
Haugham, All Saints, Tower
Haugham, All Saints, Tower
Haugham, All Saints, Tower

The crocketed spire, turret pinnacles and flying buttresses above the tower are identical in style to those at St James’ Church in nearby Louth.

The pierced and stepped crenelations are an additional element in this design.

September 2020

Haugham, All Saints, spire, St James, Louth
Haugham, All Saints, Window
Haugham, All Saints, Window
Haugham, All Saints, Window

On the north side of the nave and above the box pew used by the Eve family is this stained glass by Heaton, Butler & Bayne.
 
The left-hand light is clearly based on the painting ‘The Light of the World’ by William Holman Hunt 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Light_of_the_World_(painting)  while the right-hand light shows Christ as a shepherd.
 
The text reads: ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE EVE FAMILY THIS WINDOW WAS PUT IN BY ELLEN EVE OCT 21ST 1914’.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham All Saints church, window, Ellen Eve, Heaton, Butler & Bayne, William Holman Hunt
Haugham, Forge
Haugham, Forge
Haugham, Forge

This small building stands alongside the green lane to the church and was the village blacksmith’s premises for many years.

It is hoped to renovate the building and convert it into a dwelling.

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham forge
Haugham, Ivy House
Haugham, Ivy House
Haugham, Ivy House

A red brick mid-eighteenth-century farmhouse with a pantile roof between raised gables, seen here from the south-west.
 
To the north are the remains of an eighteenth-century walled garden, the subject of historical research deposited with the Historic Environment Record.
 
https://heritage-explorer.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Monument/MLI116188 

Jean Howard, 30 March 2021

Haugham Ivy House