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Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall

Harrington Hall has Tudor origins, but was extensively rebuilt in the 17th century and more recently restored following the serious fire of 1991.

Tennyson visited here, and recalled Harrington in his poem ‘Maud’.

The house is privately owned and the gardens are no longer opened to the public.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Harringto Hall, Tennyson, Maud
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall

A serious fire gutted Harrington Hall on 7 November 1991. 20 fire crews attended. The interior of the Hall suffered most.

This photograph was taken the following year when restoration work had commenced.

T R Leach Collection, 1992

Harrington, Hall, fire
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall

This photograph pre-dates the fire.

T R leach Collection

Harrington, Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall

The sundial dated 1681 is on the porch and over the door midway along the west front. The Hall is said to have been built for its owner Vincent Amcotts in 1673.

T R Leach Collection, 1992

Harrington, Hall, Vincent Amcotts
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall
Harrington Hall

East side of the hall pictured during a garden open day. 

"Country house. Late C16, built for the Copledykes, late C17 rebuilt by Vincent Amcotts. Altered and extended C18"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308532 

DB 8 August 2010

Harrington Hall
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary

View from the south-east. The colour of the greenstone is bleached in the sun in this photograph.

Peter Kirk Collection, 1990

Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary

The base of the tower and the tower arch of St Mary’s are 13th century.  The rest of the building is the work of  S S Teulon, who rebuilt the church in 1854-5.

Inside is an effigy of a 14th century knight and impressive memorials from the 15th century onwards, to members of the Copledyke and  Amcotts families.

September 2006


Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary
Harrington, St Mary

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Mary is a building of Somersby sandstone, with coigns of Ancaster stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a massive western tower containing 4 bells:

the only relics of the former church, which was an edifice of the Early English and Late Perpendicular periods, are the lower arch, the font and a very interesting series of monuments to the Harrington, Coppledike and Amcotts families, formerly landowners here:

the oldest of these is a low altar-tomb, placed beneath a mural arch, at the east end of the nave bearing the recumbent effigy in stone of a knight in mail armour, his hands upraised and legs crossed, and probably reprersenting Sir John Harrington (temp. Ed. I.):

in the chancel now removed from its slab, which is still on the floor, is a brass figure of Margaret (Tilney), wife of John Copuldyk, ob. 1480; the figure of her husband and the marginal inscription are lost:

next in date is a monument, with brass inscription, to Sir John Copledike, ob. 1557, and succeeding it a monument of Purbeck marble, consisting of an altar-like base, reredos and canopy, in the Late Tudor style, with brass effigies to his son, John Copledike esq. ob. 1585, and Anne (Elton) his wife, ob. 1582; opposite which is a memorial to his brother Francis, 1599:

the latest is that of Thomas Coppledike, nephew of Francis, 1658, described in his epitaph as "the last and best of his race:

the font is Perpendicular, with an octagonal panelled basin, exhibiting the impaled coats of Coppledike and others:

the. church was rebuilt in 1854-5 at the cost of the rector and parishioners, under the direction of Mr. S. S. Teulon, architect:

there are 120 sittings"

DB 8 August 2010

Harrington, Saint Mary Church, S. S. Teulon
Harrington, St Mary, Font
Harrington, St Mary, Font
Harrington, St Mary, Font

"C15 ashlar font, the shaft decorated with blind perpendicular tracery, the octagonal bowl with 8 shields with single carved heads over"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063676 

DB 17 July 2011

Harrington, Saint Mary Church, Font
Harrington, St Mary, memorial
Harrington, St Mary, memorial
Harrington, St Mary, memorial

An alabaster monument to Francis Copledyck who died in 1599.

Mark Acton, 2017

Harrington, St Mary, memorial, Francis Copledyck