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Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret

Declared redundant in 1975, St Margaretís in Wispington was built in 1863 by J B Atkinson of York.

Its font, pulpit and a relief of St Margaret were sculpted by the Rev. Charles Pratt Terrot, the then vicar.

Mark Acton, 2013

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Wispington, St Margaret church, Charles Pratt Terrot, J B Atkinson
Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret

St Margaret's has a steeple with broach spire, not a common feature of medieval churches in this part of the county so the mid-Victorian bullding in Early English style is a little out of place here.

June 2013

Wispington, St Margaret church
Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret

Another view of the church from the south-east.

June 2018

Wispington, St Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret, Brass Plaque
Wispington, St Margaret, Brass Plaque
Wispington, St Margaret, Brass Plaque

A brass plaque from Wispington now displayed in St Helen's Church, Edlington.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Margaret, originally a work of the Norman period, and entirely rebuilt in 1863, is an edifice in the Early English style, from designs of Mr. G. B. Atkinson, of York, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and a western tower with spire containing 3 bells, two being of medieval date:

the pulpit and font are of white stone and the carving on them was chiefly executed by the late Rev. Charles Pratt Terrot B..A. vicar here I838-86:

the east and west windows are stained and there is a memorial window in the nave to the Rev. C. P. Terrot:

the eagle lectern, and a figure of St. Margaret, placed above a dedication stone in the west wall of the nave, were also carved by Mr. Terrot:

there is an incised slab in the vestry, with the effigy of a priest, a former rector, 1394, and an Early Perpendicular oak chest:

there are 120 sittings"

DB 6 February 2020

Edlington, Saint Helen, Church, Wispington, Saint Margaret
Wispington, St Margaret, Chests
Wispington, St Margaret, Chests
Wispington, St Margaret, Chests

Two C17 chip carved chests now in St Helen's Church, Edlington.

Taken to Edlington in 1975 following the closure of St Margaret's Church in 1974.

DB 6 February 2020

Edlington, Saint Helen, Church, Wispington, Saint Margaret, chest
Wispington, St Margaret, Furnishings
Wispington, St Margaret, Furnishings
Wispington, St Margaret, Furnishings

Lady Chapel in St Helen's Church, Edlington - formed of furnishings brought from St Margaret's Church, Wispington 

A notice referring to St Margaret's Church, Wispington states "CLOSED 1974. THE ALTAR AND BRASSES, SILVER, CHESTS AND TWO OAK CHAIRS BROUGHT HERE TO FORM CHAPEL DEDICATED TO OUR LADY BY ARCHDEACON of LINDSEY 22ND JUNE 1975" 

DB 6 February 2020

Edlington, Saint Helen, Church, Wispington, Saint Margaret, furnishings
Wispington, St Margaret, Label Stop
Wispington, St Margaret, Label Stop
Wispington, St Margaret, Label Stop

A rather charming 'bird-in-foliage' stop to the hood mould over the south doorway.

June 2018

Wispington, St Margaret, label stop
Wispington, St Margaret, Stained Glass
Wispington, St Margaret, Stained Glass
Wispington, St Margaret, Stained Glass

Inscription states "These windows by H.Hughes, 1863 were originally installed in St Margarets, Wispington"

St Margarets was declared redundant in 1975 and is now closed.

In 1993 the glass was restored and relocated to St Clement, Grainthorpe.

DB 8 September 2019

Grainthorpe, Saint Clement, church, stained glass, St Margaret, Wispington