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Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

The lower part of the tower of All Saints is Anglo-Saxon, with a rare projecting stair turret.  (There is a similar one at Broughton in N Lincolnshire – and only two others in the country.)

Sept 2009

Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Anglo Saxon tower, stair turret, Broughton
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

The tall nave walls of All Saints are Saxon in origin with inserted Early English arcades and a 15th century clerestory above.

August 2012

Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Saxon
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

The lower part of the tower of All Saints is Anglo-Saxon, with a rare projecting stair turret.  (There is a similar one at Broughton in N Lincolnshire – and only two others in the country.)

Aug 2012

Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

The lower part of the tower of All Saints is Anglo-Saxon, with a rare projecting stair turret.  (There is a similar one at Broughton in N Lincolnshire – and only two others in the country.)

Aug 2012

Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

Window opening in Anglo Saxon stair turret.

Aug 2012

Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints, situated on an eminence, is a building of stone of the Saxon, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular periods, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of two bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower with crocketed pinnacles and containing 6 bells, hung on a new bell frame of oak in 1908, at a cost of £170:

the most interesting feature of this church is its tower, the lower portion of which, as well as the staircase turret, is assumed to be of Saxon origin, and contains a doorway opening to the nave on a level with the roof; the upper stage is Perpendicular, and to the same date belong the east chancel wall and the clerestory ; the aisle arcades and chancel arch are Early English, and near the latter remains the entrance to the rood loft:

in the chancel is a shallow arched recess serving as a sedile, and near it a piscina:

on the north side an Early English arcade of two bays opens into a vestry, formerly used as a parish school, where is preserved a coffin shaped slab of the 14th century with a richly carved foliated cross:

there is a piscina in both the north and south aisles:

there are two mural tablets to members of the Payne family, former lords of the manor, and memorial windows to Frederick James Sedgwick esq. and the Rev. Christopher Robert Andrews B.A. vicar here 1855-1901, and his wife:

in 1845 the church was reseated with open benches, and the fabric thoroughly restored, at a cost of £560, and during the period 1906-8 the 14th century roof was effectively repaired by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, at a cost of about £350:

there are 300 sittings"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states :-

"The Church (All Saints), comprising nave, aisles, chancel and a handsome tower with five bells, is an ancient fabric, mostly in the decorated style; it was restored and newly seated in 1845, at a cost of about £560, defrayed by subscriptions.

It contains 300 sittings, several monuments of the Payne family, formerly lords of the manor, a new organ, purchased by subscription in 1870, and a stained glass window in the east end, inserted by the Musson family"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints
Hough on the Hill, All Saints

"Parish Church. C11, late C12, early C13, C15, late C17, 1787 C19. Coursed ironstone and limestone rubble, some ashlar, red brick, ashlar dressings, slate and lead roofs"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

Church Guide states that the tower clock was installed for Queen Victoria's jubilee either 1887 or 1889. 

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, East Window
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, East Window

Glass installed 1857 or later in memory of William & Francis Musson.

Depicts Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke & John with Christ in the center. 

Pevsner states "E window of 1857, bright colours, characteristic of the period" 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, stained glass, window, Musson
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, Organ
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, Organ
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Chancel, Organ

The organ was purchased by subscription in 1870.

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, organ
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard

"Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE HARVEY late of HONINGTON who departed this life the 28 day of May 1818 AGED 30 YEARS"

Maker Wilkinson, Londonthorpe.

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Churchyard, image, GEORGE HARVEY
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard Lych Gate
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard Lych Gate
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Churchyard Lych Gate

The Church Guide states that the lych gate was "carved and built by John Lord and dedicated at Harvest Service 2 October 2011" 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Lych gate, John Lord, image
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Interlace
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Interlace
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Interlace

A piece of interlace presumably from the Anglo-Saxon fabric of the church.

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, Interlace, image
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monument
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monument
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monument

Monument to Edward Payne situated behind the organ.

"2 large monuments in north arcade, both in white and grey marble with sarcophagus and obelisk, to Edward Payne, died 1710 and Thomas Payne, died 1742"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

"To the memory of EDWARD PAYNE ESQ who early engaged in the Cause of Liberty and Religion. In a meeting of the Gentlemen and Clergy of the County He (being then High Sheriff) publicly declared He would stand or fall with the PRINCE of ORANGE ... "

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, Monument, Edward Payne, Prince of Orange
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monuments
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monuments
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Monuments

Ashton family monuments, 

"Black and white marble monument on north wall of nave to Arabella Ashton died 1792"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, Monument, Arabella Ashton
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave

Looking east towards the early C13 chancel arch.

The Church Guide states "Seating, original pulpit and internal fittings were installed in 1845 at a cost of £560.00"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave

"2 bay nave with early C13 arcade of octagonal piers and polygonal responds supporting plain chamfered pointed arched with hood moulds and heads in central spandrels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave

Visible high up on the west wall are the blocked remains of a doorway.

Would have given access to the original roof.

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, nave
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave Ceiling
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave Ceiling
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave Ceiling

"C15 timber ceiling with ornate bosses"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, nave roof
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Painting of St Anthony
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Painting of St Anthony
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Painting of St Anthony

Painting and Commandment Boards at the west of the nave above the tower door.  

A painting of Saint Anthony of Padua holding the infant Christ. The white lily represents purity. Local signage states :-

"No one knows as to how the picture came to be in Hough church but it is believed to have come at the end of the Second World War about 1945/50. There is a sale ticket on the back"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, commandment boards, painting Saint Anthony of Padua
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Nave, Pulpit

The Church Guide States "The panels represent a celebration of the four seasons. Carved by Mr John Lord, a farmer and church warden. Dedicated on 4th June 2006"

Historic England Listing (List Entry Number: 1360316) still refers to a C19 pulpit. 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, pulpit, John Lord
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, North Aisle
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, North Aisle
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, North Aisle

Lady chapel at the east end of the north aisle.

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, north aisle
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch

"South porch has large, irregular ashlar quoins, plinth and stringcourse.

South doorway has round headed plain chamfered arch with plain polygonal responds.

A coped gable above with finial"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Porch

The porch interior is flanked by stone benches.

Gaming board scratched into the stone? 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, porch
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, South Aisle, Font
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, South Aisle, Font
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, South Aisle, Font

The Church Guide states "The font may be 700 years old" however

Pevsner describes the font as "Circular, with arcading and angle colonnettes. Probably Victorian".

The Historic England Listing has "C19 pews, pulpit and stone font".

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, font
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Tower
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Tower
Hough on the Hill, All Saints, Tower

"C11 rubble stair turret attached to west wall of earlier tower ... Tower of 4 stages, the lower 3 of C11 rubble with quoins and 2 string courses, the upper C15 ashlar with single string-course"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360316  

Pevsner states "The W tower in its lower parts is Anglo-Saxon and, with its semicircular stair projection, belongs to Brixworth, Brigstock, and Broughton. Rough masonry, irregular quoins"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Church, image, tower
Hough on the Hill, Brownlow Arms
Hough on the Hill, Brownlow Arms
Hough on the Hill, Brownlow Arms

Tudoresque "Public house. 1852"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062377 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Brownlow Arms, public house, Tudoresque
Hough on the Hill, Castle Hill
Hough on the Hill, Castle Hill
Hough on the Hill, Castle Hill

"Castle Hill (now occupied by the Parish Church) is the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The substantial motte is largely intact except for the western edge where the former playground has cut into the side.

Traces of earthworks around the church and churchyard may pre-date the conquest, or could have been part of the ditch to the bailey"

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=15756&p=0 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Castle Hill
Hough on the Hill, Church Farm
Hough on the Hill, Church Farm
Hough on the Hill, Church Farm

Church Farm, encloses the churchyard at its northern end.

"Church Farm, a two and a half storey detached, Georgian Farmhouse that has a pleasing aspect facing the church and churchyard"

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=15756&p=0 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Church Farm, image, house
Hough on the Hill, Hough House
Hough on the Hill, Hough House
Hough on the Hill, Hough House

"Small country house. 1624, C18, C19, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062376 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Hough House, image
Hough on the Hill, Manor House
Hough on the Hill, Manor House
Hough on the Hill, Manor House
Hough on the Hill, Manor House, image
Hough on the Hill, Old Vicarage
Hough on the Hill, Old Vicarage
Hough on the Hill, Old Vicarage

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states "The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £15. 6s. 6d., and now at £250, is in the gift of Earl Brownlow and incumbency of the Rev. Christopher Robert Andrews, B.A., who has a neat residence, built in 1867, at the expense of the patron"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Vicarage, image
Hough on the Hill, Post Office
Hough on the Hill, Post Office
Hough on the Hill, Post Office

"Shop with house attached to east. C17, late C18".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146610 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1905 states "Post Office - Leonard Rosling, sub-postmaster. Letters from Grantham; delivery commences at 8.5 a. m.; dispatched at 4.50 p. m. No delivery on sundays. Postal Orders are issued & paid here. Caythorpe is the nearest money order & telegraph office"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Post Office
Hough on the Hill, Red House
Hough on the Hill, Red House
Hough on the Hill, Red House
Hough on the Hill, Red House, Farmhouse
Hough on the Hill, School & Schoolhouse
Hough on the Hill, School & Schoolhouse
Hough on the Hill, School & Schoolhouse

Old school viewed from All Saints churchyard. 

"School and schoolhouse attached to south. 1867"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308909 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1905 states "Public Elementary School (mxed); average attendance 99; Edward Aspinall Armitage, master; Mrs. D.Armitage, infants' mistress"

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, School, schoolhouse
Hough on the Hill, War Memorial
Hough on the Hill, War Memorial
Hough on the Hill, War Memorial

Located in All Saints churchyard.

"The project was undertaken by Streather and Winn, stone masons of St Catherine’s Road, Grantham at a cost of £138 17s. Public subscriptions had amounted to the total sum of £141 7s. 6d.

On Sunday afternoon 31 October 1920 the memorial was unveiled by the Revd Frederick Markland Percy Sheriffs, rector of St Vincent church, Caythorpe.

Following the Second World War, reconfiguration of the memorial was carried out with the names of those who lost their lives in that war added onto a plaque below"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1440862 

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, All Saints Churchyard, War Memorial, Streather and Winn
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump

Restored village water pump near the bottom of Water Lane near its junction with High Road.

Pump marked here on the OS 25 inch map published 1905. National Grid Reference SK922463.

The text on the pump casing reads in part "Hough History Society".

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, water pump
Hough on the Hill, Water Tank or Spring?
Hough on the Hill, Water Tank or Spring?
Hough on the Hill, Water Tank or Spring?

Water collecting tank or spring? Protected by locked metal doors. Near the bottom of Water Lane near its junction with High Road.

Used to feed the nearby village pump? 

DB 26 June 2018

Hough on the Hill, Water