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 Asterby, St Peter, font
Asterby, St Peter, font
Asterby, St Peter, font

The medieval font at the rear of the church.

Valerie Hinkins, c.1980

Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, Asterby Hall
Asterby, Asterby Hall
Asterby, Asterby Hall

This 'half-timbered' building is a pair of cottages converted into a single dwelling, dubbed 'Asterby Hall' and given a mock-Tudor make over by Captain D M K Marendaz in 1972.

Marendaz (born in Wales, of Swiss extraction) flew for the RFC in the WW1 and made his name as designer, maker and driver of cars in the 1920s and 30s.

Jean Howard, November 2020


Asterby, Marendaz
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

St Peter’s is built of greenstone, much patched and looking rather forlorn.

The tower is 15th century, and the nave arcade is 14th, but there have been many alterations, mainly in the 19th century.

Now privately owned, and no longer used as a church.

September 2006

Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

Church and churchyard overgrown.

Church interior glimpsed through one of the windows looks in poor condition.  

The church was declared redundant in 1983. 

DB 22 October 2018

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

"Late C15 west tower, truncated, re-roofed and altered in the early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063682 

Church is Grade: II* listed.

DB 22 October 2018

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church, tower
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states that

"The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a low western tower containing 3 bells :

the church plate was presented in 1730 by Mrs. Dymoke, of Scrivelsby :

there are 140 sittings:

the church has lately undergone restoration"

DB 22 October 2018

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

Date stone referring to the last major restoration in 1896.

Chancel east window, below the date stone, is probably of this date.

Rev. John Graham M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge, and J.P. Lincs. was rector at this time which would fit with the initials.

DB 22 October 2018

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church, John Graham
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

Gravestone re-set in chancel south wall.

The inscription reads:

[In] Memory of
[S]amson Mean
well who De
parted this Life
Feb. the [y with e over the top] 7th 1744
In the [as above] 63 [something over the top "rd"?] Year of
his Age 

[i.e. Samson Meanwell, died 7 February 1744 aged 63]

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063682 

Val Hinkins, c.1980

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church, memorial, Simon Meanwell
Asterby, St Peter, altar and reredos
Asterby, St Peter, altar and reredos
Asterby, St Peter, altar and reredos

The altar and carved reredos behind were fitted in the chancel at the time of the 1896 restoration.

Valerie Hinkins, c.1980

Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter, gallery
Asterby, St Peter, gallery
Asterby, St Peter, gallery

A simple gallery, with frontage in oak panelling, was installed in the 1890s.

Valerie Hinkins, c.1980 

Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter, interior
Asterby, St Peter, interior
Asterby, St Peter, interior

Looking east towards the chancel. The piers in the south arcade (right) are circular with double-chamfered arches.

Valerie Hinkins, c.1980 

Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter, pulpit
Asterby, St Peter, pulpit
Asterby, St Peter, pulpit

The pulpit, described by Pevsner as naively carved, dates from 1890.

Valerie Hinkins, c.1980 

Asterby, St Peter, pulpit
Asterby, Woldale Lodge
Asterby, Woldale Lodge
Asterby, Woldale Lodge

On the south-east boundary of the parish, on the A153 Horncastle-Louth road, is this seventeenth century house with distinctive gable, hence its alternative name ‘Dutch House’.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Asterby, Woldale Lodge, Durch House