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Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (1)
Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (1)
Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (1)

This is an early nineteenth century mill in Mill Lane.

It was operated by members of the Borman family throughout its life.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph c.1900-1910

Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill, windmill, Jon Sass
Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (2)
Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (2)
Grainthorpe, Borman's Mill (2)

The sails, cap and most of the machinery were removed from Borman's Mill just before the Second World War.

The tower has also been reduced in height.

Location of mill: TF 382 970

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002
Grainthorpe, windmill, Peter Kirk
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement

An imposing building with a tall west tower, St Clement’s dates mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries.

The nave has 4-bay arcades and a 15th century clerestory.

The windows of the chancel are fine examples of Decorated tracery.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement

The tower of St Clement's church is built in four stages and is ashlar faced.

The nave and chancel have a rendered finish.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement

The windows of the chancel are fine examples of Decorated tracery.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement
Grainthorpe, St Clement

View from the north-east shows the Decorated north aisle with windows of reticulated tracery.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Altar
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Altar
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Altar

Local signage states :-

"Can you imagine the excitement when the medieval stone altar was discovered buried during the 1953 restoration of the Chancel.

It was hidden away in the 16th Century to save it from destruction and is now back in its rightful place.

It is very special to the church as very few survived the reformation"

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, altar
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Monument
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Monument
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Chancel, Monument

"In the chancel north wall a carved stone Gothic wall monument to the Crosland family d,1871"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308429 

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway
Grainthorpe, St Clement, doorway

The doorway at St Clements has an ogee hood mould.

June 2015

Grainthorpe, St Clement church, doorway
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1937 states :-

"The church of St. Clement is a building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with eight crocketed pinnacles, containing 3 bells, two of which are of pre-Reformation date ; the third was cast in 1761"
 
"the chancel was restored in 1876, and in 1909 the body of the church was restored; during the course of the work a piscina was discovered in the south aisle: there is also a piscina and aumbry in the east wall of the north aisle, which was probably a guild chapel in the 16th century:
 
an ancient altar stone measuring 7ft. 6in. by 2ft. 3in, a large memorial stone to Christopher Holloair, dated 1653, and a somewhat smaller one with relics of an undecipherable inscription in old-English capitals were also found:
 
on the ground below the church being dug two skeletons were discovered with no traces of coffin or name plate; the position close in front of the old altar suggests that they may have been priests of the parish.
 
"The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £320 with 38 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and held since 1920 by the Rev. William Cruse Webb, of Durham University" 

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave

Looking west towards the C15 tower arch and organ.

Church website states that "In 1909 the box pews were removed and replaced with free standing pews, made by Mr Doe a carpenter from Grainthorpe"

http://www.stclementsgrainthorpe.co.uk/ 

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Font
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Font
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Font

"The C15 font is a plain octagonal bowl on a pedestal"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308429 

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, font
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Pulpit
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Pulpit
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, PULPIT
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle

Looking east towards the C14 three light window and altar beneath.

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti

Lead roof panel with C18 graffiti showing two wonderful sailing ships.

Local signage states that :-

"During 2017 after considerable work by the congregation, local community and friends of St Clement's Church the PCC announced the successful outcome of their bid for Heritage Lottery Funding.

As part of this work the lead on the north aisle roof was replaced and the old lead that was known to contain many graffiti carvings was preserved and put on display in specially made display cases within the church"

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, lead roof panel, graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Graffiti

Another of the former lead roof panels, with C18 graffiti, this time showing the outline of a shoe.

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, lead roof panel, graffiti
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Stained Glass
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Stained Glass
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Stained Glass

"These windows by H.Hughes, 1863 were originally installed in St Margarets, Wispington. They were restored and placed 1993"

St Margarets was declared redundant in 1975 and is now closed.

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, stained glass, St Margaret, Wispington
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Wall Paintings
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Wall Paintings
Grainthorpe, St Clement, North Aisle, Wall Paintings

"Also in the aisles are traces of C15 painted decoration and script"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308429 

Local signage  states :-

"In the North and South Aisles there are patches of wall paintings - how much more artwork remains hidden under the 'whitewash?"

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, Wall Paintings
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Organ
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Organ
Grainthorpe, St Clement, Organ

Organ gallery is set beneath the C15 tower arch.

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, organ
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle

"In the south aisle is a small piscina with octagonal base and in the north wall a C15 4 centred arched doorway to the rood loft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308429  

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle
Grainthorpe, St Clement, South Aisle

Looking west towards the entrance from the south porch.

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Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church