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Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints

"The church, dedicated to All Saints, is part of the Horncastle Group of churches.

It is Grade II listed, dates from the 12th century, and was partly rebuilt in 1903, although the south aisle and tower have been demolished"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetham,_Lincolnshire 

Peter Kirk Collection, 9 June 1996

Greetham, All Saints, Church
Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is a plain edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and open belfry containing one bell:

in I903 the chancel was rebuilt and the church enlarged by the addition of an organ chamber and vestry:

there are 96 sittings.

The Register dates from the year 1653.

The living is a rectory, joint net yearly value £239, including 49 acres or glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, and held since 1900 by the Rev. Thomas Hoole, of the University of London.

The charities amount to 10s. yearly"

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, All Saints, Church
Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints
Greetham, All Saints

Pevsner states :-

"ALL SAINTS. Small, of greenstone. Nave with bellcote and chancel.

The church had a w tower. Traces of the walls and of the arch towards the nave, with Norman imposts, are unmistakable.

In the nave also old masonry, but the whole mostly, and the chancel entirely, of 1903 by C. H. Fowler. s doorway simple, of c. 1200, reset, as traces of the arcade of a former s aisle are also unmistakable.

REREDOS by Powell's.

SCREEN. Only the muntins are original.

STAINED GLASS. E window also by Powell's" 

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, All Saints, Church
Greetham, All Saints, Porch
Greetham, All Saints, Porch
Greetham, All Saints, Porch

South porch presumably dating from the 1903 restoration.

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, All Saints, Church, porch
Greetham, All Saints, Porch
Greetham, All Saints, Porch
Greetham, All Saints, Porch

Reset south doorway of c.1200.

Notice reads :- "Our Church is unfortunately without its roof at the moment, following a theft of the lead. 

There will therefore sadly be no Christmas service there this year. 

We do however intend to have a service on Sunday, 5th April 2020 to celebrate Easter, when hopefully the weather will be better"

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, All Saints, Church, porch
Greetham, Rectory
Greetham, Rectory
Greetham, Rectory

Old rectory, next to the church, now a private house. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Church (All Saints) is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £10. 19s. 4d., and now at £276.

The Bishop of Lincoln is patron, and the Rev. James Adcock, M.A., who has a good Rectory House, built about five years ago, is incumbent.

The glebe is 48 acres, and the corn rent, established at the enclosure, in 1794, in lieu of the corn tithe, averages about £170 per annum.

The poor have 10s. a year out of Cross Closes, left by Elizabeth Somersby, in 1733" 

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, Rectory, house
Greetham, Village Pond
Greetham, Village Pond
Greetham, Village Pond

Looking north across the village pond.

"Greetham is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book with 56 households, which for the time was considered quite large, 300 acres of meadow, a mill and a church, with Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester as Lord of the Manor"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetham,_Lincolnshire 

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, Village Pond