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Holland Fen
 
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints

"Former Chapel of Ease dedicated as Parish Church in 1924. 1812, chancel added 1880"

"The Chapel of Ease was built following a subscription raised by the patron and rector of Algakirk, to serve the inhabitants of the new settlements formed by the draining of the Fens under the Act of Parliament passed in 1767. Source: Whites Directory 1856"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062080 

Peter Kirk Collection, 18 June 2002

Holland Fen, All Saints, Church
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints

View from the south. The church has a very modest bellcote and a small sundial mounted on the parapet midway along the south wall of the nave.

Windows in contrasting shape and style.

August 2018

Holland Fen, All Saints church
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints
Holland Fen, All Saints

View of the church from the south west.

The impact of the rampant ivy has been reduced but it remains a dominant feature of the west wall.

August 2018

Holland Fen, All Saints church
Holland Fen, All Saints, chancel
Holland Fen, All Saints, chancel
Holland Fen, All Saints, chancel

The chancel was added in 1880. It was built in Monk bond*, a brick bond rarely found in churches (usually either Flemish bond or English bond)

August 2018

* Monk bond is similar to Flemish bond. In both bonds each course of bricks is identical. Flemish bond has alternate stretchers (S) and headers(H) (so the sequence is SHSHSH...); Monk bond has two stretchers and a single header alternately (SSHSSHSSH ...)

Holland Fen, All Saints church, Monk bond
Holland Fen, All Saints, interior
Holland Fen, All Saints, interior
Holland Fen, All Saints, interior

Looking east towards the tiny chancel.

August 2018

Holland Fen, All Saints church
Holland Fen, All Saints, organ
Holland Fen, All Saints, organ
Holland Fen, All Saints, organ

A delightful organ case, probably of the same date as the church (early 19th century).

Remarkably, on a midweek afternoon in August, the organ was being played. To our consternation the organist said he proposed to repaint the organ case.We did our best to dissuade him.

August 2018

 

Holland Fen, All Saints church, organ