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Marshchapel
 
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (1)
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (1)
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (1)

This three-storey mill in Mill Lane was built in 1835 on the site of a post mill.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

Marshchapel, Giddy's Mill, windmill, Jon Sass
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (2)
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (2)
Marshchapel, Giddy’s Mill (2)

This mill had four sails and three stones.

Location of mill: TF 362 993

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002
Marshchapel, windmill, Giddy's Mill, Peter Kirk
Marshchapel, saltern
Marshchapel, saltern
Marshchapel, saltern

Low mounds, scattered over several square miles in this part of the Marsh, are the ploughed over spoil heaps of an earlier salt industry (by the evaporation of sea water).

Individual ‘salterns’, like this one, can be identified with those shown on a Marshchapel parish map of 1595.

Frank Robinson, November 2013

Marshchapel, saltern, salt extraction
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

St Mary’s is a grand Marshland church, with an imposing tower, aisled nave with clerestory and chancel.

The entire building dates from the 15th century, built with wealth from the local salt industry.

September 2012 

Marshchapel, St Mary, salt industry
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

Typical windows of the Perpendicular style are found in both aisles and chancel.

Those in the aisles have 3 lights; the chancel windows have 4.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

St Mary's tower is faced in ashlar limestone.

It is supported - or rather decorated - by pairs of long angled buttresses.

There is a fine 4-light Perpendicular window in the west wall of the tower.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1937 states :-

"The church of St. Mary is a building of stone in the Late Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, chantry chapel, south porch and an embattled western tower with seven crocketed pinnacles, and an angle turret with spirelet containing 3 bells:

 
the chancel is divided from the nave by a beautiful oak screen, which has been restored:
 
the font is octagonal, and has a carved pyramidal cover:
 
near the communion table is a monument with kneeling figures to Walter Harpham, his wife and daughter, 1617:
 
in the nave is a memorial window to Joseph Hewson esq. and Mary Ann his wife:
 
a new roof was put on the nave in 1845, at a cost of £300:
 
an oak roof was also put on the north aisle in 1848, and in the same year the chancel was rebuilt at a cost of about £580, defrayed by the Rev. A. Floyer, then rector and patron:
 
in 1864 the nave was reseated with massive carved oak benches, and in 1881 a beautifully carved oak pulpit was erected at a cost of £200:
 
there are 489 sittings.
 
The first date legible in the register is 25th January, 1589 ; there are some entries for a few years before that date, but the dates, if written, have been long since obliterated.
 
The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1922 by the Rev. William Henry Bead M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge" 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer

Monument to Revd. Ayscough Floyer (1821-1872) in the chancel.

The Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire 1868 states :-

"The living is a perpetual curacy, of the yearly value of £220, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Ayscoghe Floyer, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford"

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer

Picture of Revd. Ayscough Floyer (1821-1872) displayed in the church.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"Wadham Floyer, Esq., and the Rev. Ayscoghe Floyer, are impropriators of the rectory, and the latter is also patron and incumbent of the perpetual curacy, now valued at £222.

The tithes were commuted in 1840 for £850 per annum, one-fourth of which is paid to the incumbent, and three-fourths to the impropriators" 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Ayscough Floyer

"During his time at Marshchapel, Revd. Floyer was a great benefactor to the Parish.

He gave land so the School could be moved to its present central site. Before that the School was on Sheepmarsh Lane where it served both Northcotes and Marshchapel but was a good walk away from both.

He built Norman Cottage for the curate of the parish and commissioned the carving of all the pew ends poppy heads so individually executed by Thomas Swaby.

A contact is still maintained with his family. His descendants gave the new gates which were dedicated in 2003

His grave is No. 19 in the Churchyard Trail"

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, Ayscough Floyer
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary church, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel

View across the sanctuary. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1937 states that in 1848 " the chancel was rebuilt at a cost of about £580, defrayed by the Rev. A. Floyer, then rector and patron"

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel

Looking west towards the C15 oak chancel screen and beyond into the nave.

 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, monument
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, monument
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, monument

Alabaster tablet on the chancel wall, reading:

To the sacred memorie of / Walter Harpham Gent. & Ann his wife, whoe lived & / died in Gods feare & favour, he March the 23 1607 aged / 60 years, she March 15 1617 aged 76 & had issue / Alice married to Tho. Phillips Gent. who by him had / issue Willoughby whoe died childlese, and Eliz. / married to William Wesled Gent. & by him had issue / 7 sons & 3 daughters, and by Chr. Broxholme Gent. / her 2d husband had issue one sone , and died / July the 20 1628 aged 53 years.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church, monument, Harpham, Westled, Broxholme
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Roof
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Roof
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Roof

"the C19 chancel roof has angel corbels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063124 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Tiles
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Tiles
Marshchapel, St Mary, Chancel, Tiles

C19 encaustic tiles in the sanctuary.

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, encaustic, tile
Marshchapel, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marshchapel, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marshchapel, St Mary, Churchyard Cross

"Churchyard cross. C14. Ashlar"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147898 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, churchyard cross
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary church, doorway
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque

This grotesque is just above the south porch.

September 2012

Marshchapel, St Mary, grotesque
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior

The interior of St Mary's is wide and spacious, well lit by the clerestory and the many fine Perpendicular windows, including the east window visible here.

September 2012

Marshchapel, St Mary
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary church, interior
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, capital
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font

"C15 plain octagonal font"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063124 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, font
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font & Cover
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font & Cover
Marshchapel, St Mary, Nave, Font & Cover

"C15 plain octagonal font with C19 suspended cover"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063124 

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Marshchapel, St Mary, font
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle

View from the south aisle, across the nave, and into the north aisle.

"The C15 4 bay nave arcades have hollow chamfered octagonal piers on deeply moulded bases, brattished capitals and double chamfered 4 centred arches"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063124 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Organ
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Organ
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Organ

Viewed from the chancel.

Foster & Andrews, Hull, 1890.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forster_and_Andrews 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, organ
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Parish Chest
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Parish Chest
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Parish Chest

Parish chest kept in the north aisle.

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, parish chest
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Roll of Honour
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Roll of Honour
Marshchapel, St Mary, North Aisle, Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour erected in 1917.

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, roll of honour
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, porch

The porch at St Mary's was built along with the rest of the church in Perpendicular style.

June 2015

Marshchapel, St Mary church, porch
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle

The pew ends were all individually carved by Thomas Swaby.

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle, East Window
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle, East Window
Marshchapel, St Mary, South Aisle, East Window

Memorial window to Joseph Hewson and Mary Ann his wife.

Above the altar at the east end of the south aisle. 

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Marshchapel, Saint Mary, church, stained glass