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Aisthorpe, St Peter, Churchyard
Aisthorpe, St Peter, Churchyard
Aisthorpe, St Peter, Churchyard

Entrance to the churchyard with boot scraper built into the gate pier.

DB 13 November 2020

Aisthorpe, Saint Peter, Church, image
Alkborough, St John Baptist, Churchyard Cross
Alkborough, St John Baptist, Churchyard Cross
Alkborough, St John Baptist, Churchyard Cross

"Churchyard cross shaft. Medieval. Gritstone. Square section shaft approximately 2 metres high, the upper section of which has been remarkably weathered and worn by blade-sharpening"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1241763 

DB 15 July 2018

Alkborough, Churchyard Cross, Saint John The Baptist, Church
Allington, St James, Churchyard
Allington, St James, Churchyard
Allington, St James, Churchyard

East and West Allington were originally two separate parishes each with their own church.

The ecclesiastical parishes were united in 1872.

Saint James's church was demolished in 1947 and all that remains is the graveyard and a stone cross marking where the altar once stood.

White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states

"East Allington Church (St. James) is a small antique fabric, in the village, and was restored in 1855"

DB 3 November 2018

Allington, Saint James, Churchyard
Allington, St James, Churchyard
Allington, St James, Churchyard
Allington, St James, Churchyard

East and West Allington were originally two separate parishes each with their own church.

Saint James's church was demolished in 1947 and all that remains is the graveyard and a stone cross.

DB 3 November 2018

Allington, Saint James, Churchyard
Amber Hill, St John the Baptist, Churchyard Wall
Amber Hill, St John the Baptist, Churchyard Wall
Amber Hill, St John the Baptist, Churchyard Wall

An unusual and attractive brick wall with two buttresses between each brick pier, topped with a dentil course and moulded brick capping.

A twisted iron rail links the piers. Sadly the rusting metal gate hinge anchor is splitting the gate pier.

Jean Howard, 2023

Amber Hill, Saint John The Baptist, Church, Churchyard Wall
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone

A finely decorated gravestone by the north-east corner of the church.

May 2015

Ancaster, St Martin church, gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, Gravestone

This is a fine, deeply carved headstone in local limestone. Unfortunately the inscription has long since disappeared.

April 2016

Ancaster, St Martin, gravestone
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, John Teat
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, John Teat
Ancaster, St Martin, Churchyard, John Teat

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN TEAT ... SMITH & FARRIER ... HE DIED ... 1838"

DB 18 January 2024

Ancaster, Saint Martin churchyard, John Teat
Anwick, St Edith, Churchyard Cross
Anwick, St Edith, Churchyard Cross
Anwick, St Edith, Churchyard Cross

This fragment of a cross with its fluted shaft stands to the east of the church.

April 2018

Anwick, St Edith, cross
Asgarby, St&nbspAndrew, Churchyard, Footpath
Asgarby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Footpath
Asgarby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Footpath

Footpath leading from west of churchyard with earthworks visible in field beyond.

DB 21 March 2020

Asgarby, Saint Andrew, church
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial

Unveiled 24 August 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54085 

Located in St Hibald's churchyard. 

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Saint Hibald churchyard image war memorial
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter
Asterby, St Peter

Gravestone re-set in chancel south wall.

The inscription reads:

[In] Memory of
[S]amson Mean
well who De
parted this Life
Feb. the [y with e over the top] 7th 1744
In the [as above] 63 [something over the top "rd"?] Year of
his Age 

[i.e. Samson Meanwell, died 7 February 1744 aged 63]

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063682 

Val Hinkins, c.1980

Asterby, Saint Peter, Church, memorial, Simon Meanwell
Aswarby, St Denys, Churchyard
Aswarby, St Denys, Churchyard
Aswarby, St Denys, Churchyard

Table tomb of George Bass father of George Bass the famous explorer.

DB 24 June 2024

Aswarby, Saint Denis Church
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard

St Margaret's church was demolished in 1984 but the churchyard has continued to be used for burials.
 
This photograph would have shown the southern elevation of the building which stood in the open grass area just beyond the nearest headstones.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard

This view looks southwards.
 
The remaining tarmac path led up to the north porch of the church building.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Barlings, St Edward, Churchyard
Barlings, St Edward, Churchyard
Barlings, St Edward, Churchyard

View across the churchyard with the grave of Frederick William and Mary Ann Oates prominent in the foreground.

There is a memorial to them, in the church, on the south wall of the nave.

DB 4 May 2024

Barlings, Saint Edward Church
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard

"A twelfth century stone coffin found in the nave of the church while work was being done early this century is by the porch"

http://www.barrowbychurch.org.uk/Medieval%20church%20pdf.pdf 

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, All Saints, Church, stone coffin
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lych Gate
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lych Gate
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lych Gate

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"A lych gate has since been erected in commemoration of the golden wedding of the Rev. Canon George Earle Welby B.A. rector 1849-1900, and Mrs. Welby"

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, All Saints, Church, Lych Gate, George Earle Welby
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Tombstones
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Tombstones
Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Tombstones

"To the left of the main pathway, looking from the porch are some fine eighteenth century tombstones to the Jenkinson Family.

Most have angel heads carved but the fifth one in from the pathway to Jane Jenkinson with its scroll work is particularly fine"

http://www.barrowbychurch.org.uk/The%20twentieth%20Century.pdf

These are Grade: II listed.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298417 

Jane Jenkinson's tombstone is a the center of this image. 

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, All Saints, Churchyard, Jane Jenkinson, tombstone
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Beckingham is a good example of the integral base, shaft and knop of a medieval standing cross.

Situated to the south of the church, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009216 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Chest Tomb
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Chest Tomb
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Chest Tomb

"Chest tomb. Dated 1927. By Sir Edwin Lutyens to Adelbert Cust, 5th Baron Brownlow, of Belton House. Portland stone and slate"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298473 

DB 13 September 2018

Belton, St Peter & St Paul, churchyard, chest tomb, Edwin Lutyens, Adelbert Cust
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Florence Woolward
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Florence Woolward
Belton, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Florence Woolward

"Florence Helen Woolward (1854 Hammersmith - 3 January 1936) was an English botanical illustrator and author, and was commissioned by Schomberg Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian to paint his extensive orchid collection, and published in parts between 1891 and 1896 as "The Genus Masdevallia".

The standard author abbreviation Woolward is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name"

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

She moved to Belton as a young girl when her father became Rector of Belton church.

DB 20 June 1918

Belton, St Peter & St Paul, churchyard, Florence Woolward, botanical illustrator
Benington, All Saints, Gravestone
Benington, All Saints, Gravestone
Benington, All Saints, Gravestone

This finely carved eighteenth-century headstone is a good example of the stones of this period found in south Lincolnshire churchyards.

September 2021 

Benington, All Saints, grave marker
Benington, All Saints, Lampstand
Benington, All Saints, Lampstand
Benington, All Saints, Lampstand

A slender and rather flimsy lamp standard and bracket, probably made by a local blacksmith. It would have supported an oil lamp.

September 2021 

Benington, All Saints, lamp
Benniworth, St Julian, Cross
Benniworth, St Julian, Cross
Benniworth, St Julian, Cross

The stump of a medieval cross stands to the south-west of the church.

July 2012

Benniworth, St Julian church, cross
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard

"Chest tomb and gravestone. Limestone ashlar. 1749 and 1761.

Rectangular gravestone with segmental head. Scrolled cartouche with cherubs, to William Base d.1749, beneath the cartouche an epitaph.

Chest tomb to John Spur, d. 1761, with side inscription panels, gadrooned corner pilasters; on the west end a semi- circular headed niche containing a carving of Christ Triumphant"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360491?section=official-list-entry 

DB 1 September 2022

Bicker, Saint Swithun Churchyard, image
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard
Bicker, St Swithun, Churchyard

Memorial to John Robert Parker d. 1898. A plaque inside the church reads :- 

"THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER (1902) AND THE EAST WINDOW IN THE CHANCEL (1919) ARE THE GIFTS OF ANNIE PARKER, THE FORMER IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND JOHN ROBERT PARKER, THE WINDOW TO COMMEMORATE BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE"

DB 1 September 2022

Bicker, Saint Swithun Churchyard, image, John Robert Parker
Bigby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lee Family Grave
Bigby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lee Family Grave
Bigby, All Saints, Churchyard, Lee Family Grave

This gravestone lies flat just in front of the priest’s door. It dates from 1694 and records the death from smallpox of ‘Elizabeth Lee daughter of John Lee and Sarah his wife’. A skull and crossbones are engraved at the base.

Jean Howard 2 May 2024

Bigby, All Saints, Churchyard
Billingborough, St Andrew, grave marker
Billingborough, St Andrew, grave marker
Billingborough, St Andrew, grave marker

This grave stone or marker, in slate and mounted on the south wall, is for Richard Smith (d.1809, aged 68) and his wife Rebekah (d.1779, aged 39).

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew, Grave marker, Richard Rebekah Smith
Billinghay, St Michael, Churchyard
Billinghay, St Michael, Churchyard
Billinghay, St Michael, Churchyard

First World War memorial to Corporal J.Hildred and Staff Nurse N.Wilson buried in the churchyard.

DB 25 June 2020

Billinghay, Saint Michael, Churchyard, war memorial
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard

Many Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

The burial ground was enlarged by the addition of a piece of land presented by the Rev. Francis Edwin Allen M. A. rector 188I-6. 

DB 10 October 2018

Binbrook, St Mary and St Gabriel, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard Cross
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard Cross
Binbrook, SS.Mary&Gabriel, Churchyard Cross

"Churchyard cross. C14. Ashlar.

Square base block supports rectangular tapering shaft with chamfered angles surmounted by a cross with scrolled arms and central pierced quatrefoil"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147865 

DB 10 October 2018

Binbrook, St Mary and St Gabriel, Church, Churchyard cross
Binbrook, War Memorial
Binbrook, War Memorial
Binbrook, War Memorial

"Binbrook War Memorial was dedicated on Easter Sunday, 27 March 1921.

It was the work of local memorial masons Messrs Mawr Bros of Louth, who were responsible for numerous other war memorials in the region, including Conisholme and Welton Le Wold.

The unveiling was carried out by Mr Walter George Moncaster and Mr Frank Soulby, former servicemen, at a ceremony led by local clergy and attended by villagers who had processed from the old Market Place.

After the Second World War, additional names were inscribed onto the memorial"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1435414 

Kelly's Directory 1930 notes "In the churchyard is a Celtic cross of Cornish granite, erected in 1922 in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18; on the cross is a crusader's sword in relief, and on the base is an inscription and the names of those who fell"

DB 10 October 2018

Binbrook, St Mary and St Gabriel, Churchyard, war memorial
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Chest Tomb
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Chest Tomb
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Chest Tomb

"Chest tomb. c.1690. Ashlar. Moulded base and top, with 2 inscription panels to the front, divided by narrow panels of decorations, to the corners also, with sinuous leafy stems. Blank to the rear against the church wall"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062864?section=official-list-entry 

DB 3 June 2023

Bitchfield, Saint Mary Magdalen Churchyard, Image, chest tomb
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Headstone
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Headstone
Bitchfield, St Mary Magdalen,Churchyard, Headstone

An early headstone "In memory of Thomas Howett d.1780, his wife Elizabeth d.1780 and daughter Mary d.1777".

DB 3 June 2023

Bitchfield, Saint Mary Magdalen Church, Image, Howett
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, 4th Earl Londesborough
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, 4th Earl Londesborough
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, 4th Earl Londesborough

"IN LOVE REMEMBER THE RT. HON. HUGO WILLIAM CECIL DENISON FORTH EARL OF LONDESBOROUGH NOVEMBER 13, 1894 - APRIL 17, 1937"

The earldom became extinct on the death of the fourth Earl.

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

DB 2020

Blankney, Saint Oswald, Churchyard, Hugo William Cecil Denison, 4th Earl of Londesborough
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, Florence Chaplin
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, Florence Chaplin
Blankney, St Oswald, Churchyard, Florence Chaplin

"TO THE MEMORY OF FLORENCE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE 3RD DUKE OF SUTHERLAND WHO WAS BORN APRIL 18TH 1855 MARRIED IN NOVEMBER 1876 TO HENRY CHAPLIN OF BLANKNEY AND DIED AT BLANKNEY AFTER 2 DAYS ILLNESS ON THE 10TH OCTOBER 1881 ..."

Not visible in the image are railings and an ornamental gateway around the grave. 

DB 28 January 2019

Blankney, Saint Oswald, Churchyard, CHAPLIN
Bloxholm, St Mary, Churchyard
Bloxholm, St Mary, Churchyard
Bloxholm, St Mary, Churchyard

Gatepiers leading into Saint Mary's churchyard from the west.

"Gatepiers. c1772. Limestone ashlar and coade stone ...  Between a pair of plain late C19 iron gates.

These gatepiers were presumably erected for General Manners of Bloxholm Hall"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1254077 

DB 8 June 2020

Bloxholm, Saint Mary, Churchyard, gatepiers, General Manners
Blyton, St Martin, Churchyard Wall
Blyton, St Martin, Churchyard Wall
Blyton, St Martin, Churchyard Wall

The churchyard wall seems to incorporate some of the church's former pinnacles.

DB 12 May 2019

Blyton, Saint Martin, church
Bourne, Old Grammar School (in churchyard)
Bourne, Old Grammar School (in churchyard)
Bourne, Old Grammar School (in churchyard)

"1678. Single storey building in red and vitrified brick"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1241967

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1889 states :- 

"Grammar, Churchyard, founded in the year 1636 by Wm. Trollope esq. of Bourn, who bequeathed a yearly rentcharge of £78 out of the lands called "Saint Lombardi" in Weston, and to pay £30 yearly to the schoolmaster, £30 to six poor & aged men occupying the almshouses, & to expend the remainder in repairing the buildings & in finding clothing & fuel for the almspeople ; Lord Kesteven & the vicar of Bourn are the trustees; The Rev. Henry Robert Field Canham B.A. St. John's College, Cambridge, master"

DB 18 July 2020 

Bourne, Old Grammar School (in churchyard)
Brant Broughton, St Helen, War Memorial
Brant Broughton, St Helen, War Memorial
Brant Broughton, St Helen, War Memorial

A wall tablet in the church states that the churchyard cross was restored as a memorial to those killed in World War 1.

DB 2 July 2018

Brant Broughton, Saint Helen, Church, churchyard cross, war memorial
Brattleby, St Cuthbert, Churchyard Cross
Brattleby, St Cuthbert, Churchyard Cross
Brattleby, St Cuthbert, Churchyard Cross

"The remains of the churchyard cross at St Cuthbert's Church represent a rare example of a decorated standing cross of early medieval date ...

The base of the cross takes the form of a socket stone 0.75m square in section which is now largely buried. Fixed into the socket stone is the lower portion of the shaft, rectangular in section at the base and tapering slightly to a height of 0.9m"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1018288 

Pevsner comments "CROSS . Remains in the churchyard s of the church of a late C10 or C11 shaft with badly weathered interlace patterns, hardly recognizable now"

DB 19 November 2020

Brattleby, Saint Cuthbert, Churchyard Cross
Brocklesby, All Saints, Churchyard
Brocklesby, All Saints, Churchyard
Brocklesby, All Saints, Churchyard

Looking across the churchyard towards the church itself.

White's Directory 1856 has :-

"The parish Church (All Saints,) stands at Brocklesby, and is a handsome structure, with a lofty spire, and containing some ancient monuments of the Pelhams. It was new-roofed, re-pewed, and thoroughly repaired in 1852. The chancel windows are richly ornamented with stained glass.

The rectory, valued in K.B, at £7. 12s. 10d., and now at £243, was augmented with £200 of Q.A.B. in 1736. The Earl of Yarborough is patron, and the Rev. R. C. N. Brackenbury is the incumbent, and has a handsome Rectory House, recently erected in Kirmington parish. After the death of either the present incumbents of Brocklesby rectory and Kirmington vicarage, the two benefices are to be consolidated."

DB 11 May 2024

Brocklesby, All Saints Church
Burgh on Bain, St Helen, Churchyard
Burgh on Bain, St Helen, Churchyard
Burgh on Bain, St Helen, Churchyard

Interesting memorial to George Barnes 20th Regiment of Foot.

"A VICTOR AT INKERMAN"

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

"During the Crimean War, the regiment took part in the Battle of Alma in September 1854 and the Battle of Inkerman in November 1854"

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

DB 9 September 2018

Burgh on Bain, Saint Helen, Church, George Barnes, 20th Regiment of Foot, INKERMAN
Burwell, St Michael, Churchyard, Tomb
Burwell, St Michael, Churchyard, Tomb
Burwell, St Michael, Churchyard, Tomb

Up against the south wall of the chancel is this fine early C18th tomb with skull and laurel wreath on each end panel and swagged drapery on the side.  The inscription is illegible.

Jean Howard, August 2020

Burwell, Saint Michael, church, tomb
Cabourne, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Cabourne, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Cabourne, St Nicholas, Churchyard

Quickfall Gladwin headstone.

Jean Howard 26 August 2023

Cabourne, St Nicholas Churchyard, Quickfall Gladwin, Pelham’s Pillar
Cadney, All Saints, Tombstone
Cadney, All Saints, Tombstone
Cadney, All Saints, Tombstone

"Tombstone: headstone. 1728. Limestone. To Gertrude Barker.

Approximately 40cm high, with moulded upper edge.

Good inscription in distinctive style"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1346520 

The date "1728" distinguishable in the bottom left hand corner. 

DB 17 June 2018

Cadney, All Saints church, Tombstone, Gertrude Barker
Canwick, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
Canwick, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial
Canwick, All Saints, Churchyard, War Memorial

Kelly's Directory 1930 states "In the churchyard is a 15th century cross, erected in 1919 in memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18"

"In October 2015 the memorial was rededicated following completion of a period of refurbishment, organised by the Canwick War Memorial Group"

http://www.canwick-village.co.uk/index.php/war-memorial 

DB 23 January 2019

Canwick, All Saints, Churchyard, war memorial
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Carlton Scroop, St Nicholas, Churchyard

Looking east across the churchyard from near the porch.

DB 12 February 2024

Carlton Scroop, Saint Nicholas Churchyard
Castle Bytham, St James, Churchyard, War Memorial
Castle Bytham, St James, Churchyard, War Memorial
Castle Bytham, St James, Churchyard, War Memorial

"The war memorial is located in the churchyard of the Grade I listed St James's Church which dates to the late C12.

The sIate tablet is inscribed with the names of the men of the parish who lost their lives in the Second World War, although the memorial itself appears to be older and was possibly originally erected after the First World War"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1396595 

DB 6 April 2019

Castle Bytham, War Memorial
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Cross
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Cross
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Cross

"Churchyard cross, C14 with additions of 1906" 

"a good example of a medieval standing cross with a quadrangular socket-stone and octagonal shaft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009225 

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Churchyard Cross
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Wall
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Wall
Caythorpe, St Vincent, Churchyard Wall

Stone tablet in the churchyard wall, recording that an oak tree was planted nearby, in commemoration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee 1837-1897.

DB 19 December 2020

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Churchyard, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee
Claypole, St Peter, Churchyard Cross
Claypole, St Peter, Churchyard Cross
Claypole, St Peter, Churchyard Cross

"Cross. C14, c.1916. Limestone.

Rectangular plinth, octagonal base and lower part of shaft all C14.

Knop and cross refurbished in commemoration of the Great War"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146726 

DB 24 September 2018

Claypole, Saint Peter, Church, Cross
Clixby, All Hallows, Churchyard, Cross Base
Clixby, All Hallows, Churchyard, Cross Base
Clixby, All Hallows, Churchyard, Cross Base

"Cross base, probably C14, with late C19 alterations and additions by Hodgson Fowler ...

Placed on 2 C19 octagonal hammered stone steps, and surmounted by a later shaft with Crucifixion terminal"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308846 

DB 19 May 2019

Clixby, All Hallows, Churchyard, Cross Base
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard

"Monument. 1790 ... Slate plaques set between columns on 3 sides inscribed with names and dates of William Maltby and family"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064065 

DB 27 March 2021 

Coates By Stow, Saint Edith Churchyard, William Maltby
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard
Coates by Stow, St Edith, Churchyard

The Reverend Lionel William Rupert Bacon was awarded an OBE in 1996 for services to Homeless People and to Toc H in Worthing, West Sussex.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_New_Year_Honours 

DB 27 March 2021 

Coates By Stow, Saint Edith Churchyard, Reverend Lionel William Rupert Bacon
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker

Unusual iron grave marker in memory of George Kellam Bird died 1885.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone

Part of an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft.

Mark Acton, 2017

Creeton, St Peter, standing stone
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone
Creeton, St Peter, standing stone

Part of an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft.

Mark Acton, 2017

Creeton, St Peter standing stone
Croft, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone
Croft, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone
Croft, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone

William Williams’ family gravestone from SW.

This gravestone is square in cross-section with side panels based on the pew doors in the church. The east face bears a cross; the south face commemorates William’s wife Jane who died in 1846 aged 37 years; the west face is for their son William Barter who died as an infant in 1842; and the north side remembers William Williams MA himself who died in office aged 58 after 21 years service to Croft.

Jean Howard 17 February 2024

Croft, All Saints Church, gravestone, William Williams
Dalderby, Churchyard
Dalderby, Churchyard
Dalderby, Churchyard

 

Jean Howard, 18 March 2022

Dalderby, Churchyard
Deeping St James, shelter
Deeping St James, shelter
Deeping St James, shelter
This shelter - to protect the parson during rainy burial services - dates from the 18th century.
Deeping St James, church, graveside shelter
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Denton, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Denton is a good example of the remains of a quadrangular base and octagonal shaft of a medieval standing cross.

Situated near the south porch, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009207 

DB 16 September 2018

Denton, Saint Andrew, Church, Churchyard Cross
Dorrington, St James & St John, Churchyard
Dorrington, St James & St John, Churchyard
Dorrington, St James & St John, Churchyard

Perhaps the most prominent memorial with an interesting inscription

"ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE PICKWORTH FAMILY IN ENGLAND BY JOHN PICKWORTH BORN DECEMBER 20TH 1829 IN ENGLAND DIED DECEMBER 22ND 1904 AT DECORAH IOWA AMERICA"

DB 8 June 2020

Dorrington, St James & St John, Churchyard, John Pickworth
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn
Dunholme, St Chad, Churchyard, Cairn

"DUNHOLME CAIRN 2000"

DB 23 March 2020

Dunholme, Saint Chad, churchyard
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard

"The avenue of Lime Trees was a gift and was planted in 1926"

http://www.lincskt.org/ZEagleCurch.html 

DB 9 April 2024

Eagle, All Saints Churchyard
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard, Entrance Arch
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard, Entrance Arch
Eagle, All Saints, Churchyard, Entrance Arch

The entrance arch was erected in 1920 as a World War I memorial.

The inscription reads: 'They have passed through the valley of the shadow of death and entered the life eternal'

October 2016

Eagle, All Saints, entrance arch
Eastville, St Paul (Site Of)
Eastville, St Paul (Site Of)
Eastville, St Paul (Site Of)
St Paul’s church was demolished in 2016. The site is now rough-cut and the footprint of the building has become overgrown with sycamore seedlings making the information board difficult to read. Beyond the churchyard, looking south, can be seen the school which was also designed by John C Carter of Louth.
 
Jean Howard 10 September 2023 
Eastville, Saint Paul, Church
Edlington, St Helen, Churchyard
Edlington, St Helen, Churchyard
Edlington, St Helen, Churchyard

Looking east across the churchyard with a carpet of snowdrops just visible under the trees in the far distance.

An annual Snowdrop Festival is held in February.

DB 6 February 2020

Edlington, Saint Helen, Churchyard
Edlington, St Helen, Snowdrops
Edlington, St Helen, Snowdrops
Edlington, St Helen, Snowdrops

An annual Snowdrop Festival is held at St Helen's church.

"After enjoying the carpet of snowdrops, visitors can step inside the church where there will be craft exhibitions, items for sale, a raffle and a tombola" 

DB 6 February 2020

Edlington, Saint Helen, Churchyard, snowdrop
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Charles Dundas
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Charles Dundas
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Charles Dundas

Memorial to "CHARLES DUNDAS, M.A., FOURTH SON OF THE 2ND VISCOUNT MELVILLE, RECTOR OF EPWORTH 39 YEARS"

Immediately below the chancel east window. Stained glass was inserted in 1878 as a memorial to the 35th year of his incumbency.

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Charles Dundas
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Samuel Wesley's tomb
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Samuel Wesley's tomb
Epworth, St Andrew, Churchyard, Samuel Wesley's tomb

The tomb of Samuel Wesley, John Wesley's father and former rector of Epworth, is in the churchyard close to the sough-east corner of the nave.

John famously stood on the grave to preach when he was refused permission to hold his service inside St Andrew's.

postcard by Bramley of Leeds, undated

Epworth, St Andrew church, Samuel Wesley tomb, Bramley Leeds
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones

Close to the south door at St Mary's church, Evedon, are a number of limestone tombs of the late 17th and early 18th century.

October 2011

Evedon, St Mary, tombs. limestone
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones
Evedon, St Mary, gravestones

Another view of the fine collection of headstones at St Mary's church.

June 2017

Evedon, St Mary, Gravestones, headstones
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard

Finch-Hatton family burials near the east end of the church including :-

Christopher Guy Heneage Finch-Hatton (2 August 1911 - 7 March 1950) 15th Earl of Winchilsea and 10th Earl of Nottingham.

George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (19 May 1791 - 8 January 1858) was an English politician known for duelling with the then Prime Minister, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

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

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby, Saint Andrew Churchyard Image Christopher Guy Heneage Finch-Hatton
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard
Ewerby, St Andrew, Churchyard

Burial slab of George William Finch-Hatton and his third wife Fanny Margaret.

"George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (19 May 1791 - 8 January 1858) was an English politician known for duelling with the then Prime Minister, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Finch-Hatton,_10th_Earl_of_Winchilsea

"The Catholic Relief Bill of 1829 encountered his most vehement hostility, and ultimately led to a duel with the Duke of Wellington.

Lord Winchilsea, in a letter to the secretary of King's College London, wrote that the duke, "under the cloak of some coloured show of zeal for the Protestant religion, carried on an insidious design for the infringement of our liberties and the introduction of popery into every department of the state".

The duke replied with a challenge. The meeting took place in Battersea Fields on 21 March 1829, the duke being attended by Sir Henry Hardinge, and his opponent by Edward Boscawen, 4th Viscount Falmouth.

The duke fired and missed; he claimed he did so on purpose. However, the duke was known as a poor shot and accounts differ as to whether he purposefully missed.

Winchilsea kept his arm by his side at the command to "fire" then quite deliberately raised his arm in the air and fired. He then apologised for the language of his letter.

It is almost certain that Winchilsea and Falmouth had agreed on their course of action, as the letter of apology was already prepared". 

DB 26 April 2021

Ewerby St Andrew Churchyard Image George William Finch-Hatton Earl Winchilsea Nottingham duellist
Folkingham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Colin Watson
Folkingham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Colin Watson
Folkingham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Colin Watson

"John Colin Watson (1 February 1920 - 18 January 1983) was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime.

Born in Croydon, Surrey, he is best remembered for the twelve Flaxborough novels, typified by their comic and dry wit and set in a fictional small town in England which is closely based on Boston, Lincolnshire.

He worked as a journalist in Lincolnshire and the characters in his books are said to be highly recognisable caricatures of people he encountered in his work.

His 1971 study of interwar thrillers 'Snobbery With Violence', made the phrase popular for describing such authors as Dornford Yates.

Watson was the first person to successfully sue Private Eye for libel, for an article in issue 25 when he objected to being described as: "the little-known author who . . . was writing a novel, very Wodehouse but without the jokes�. He was awarded £750"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Watson_(writer)#:~:text=John%20Colin%20Watson%20(1%20February,Inspector%20Purbright%20and%20Lucilla%20Teatime. 

DB 23 June 2020

Folkingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Colin Watson, Author
Fotherby, St Mary, Churchyard
Fotherby, St Mary, Churchyard
Fotherby, St Mary, Churchyard

The most impressive churchyard monument is this one to the founder of Fotherby’s almshouses. It reads: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ EVERITT ALLENBY/ (SON OF THOMAS AND MARY ALLENBY)/ WHO WAS BORN AT FOTHERBY 13TH DECEMBER 1794/ AND WHO DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE SURBITON IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY/ ON THE 26TH DAY OF JULY 1868

Starting his working life as a Lincoln fellmonger, Everitt Allenby rose to become a partner in Lewis & Allenby, ’London’s leading silk mercers’ at 195 Regent Street. By 1860 he had bought Glenmore House, built only 20 years before and now a hotel in Surbiton’s conservation area. That is where he died in 1868 leaving an estate worth ‘less than £100,000’.

Jean Howard 9 March 2024

Fotherby, St Mary church, EVERITT ALLENBY
Friskney, All Saints, Headstone
Friskney, All Saints, Headstone
Friskney, All Saints, Headstone

An elaborate carved gravestone - a tribute to a mother from her children, dated 1911.

NM, 2018

Friskney, All Saints, headstone
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard

Some headstones have been built into the wall of neighbouring Fulbeck Hall.

DB 29 May 2020 

Fulbeck, Saint Nicholas, Churchyard
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Lychgate
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Lychgate
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Lychgate

An inscription around the inside of the lychgate reads

"THIS GATE IN THE CHURCH-YARD OF HIS NATIVE VILLAGE IS DEDICATED BY HIS FAMILY TO THE MEMORY OF COL FRANCIS AUGUSTUS FANE 1894"

DB 29 May 2020

Fulbeck, Saint Nicholas, Churchyard, Lychgate, Francis Fane
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Major General Sir Vere Bonamy Fane
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Major General Sir Vere Bonamy Fane
Fulbeck, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Major General Sir Vere Bonamy Fane

A memorial inside the church states :-

"To the memory of Major General Sir Vere Bonamy Fane  K.C.B., K.C.I.E. Colonel-in-Chief of the Manchester Regiment son of Captain Henry John Fane of the Dorset Regiment.

After 20 years in the 21st Punjaub Cavalry P.F.F. with which he took part in the operations in Waziristan 1894-95 and in the Mohmand expedition 1908 including the actions of Matta and Kharga and serving on the staff in the Boxer rising in China 1900 he commanded the 21st Punjaub infantry 1910-1914.

In the Great War he commanded a brigade at the action of Dirdoni and the 7th Indian division in Mesopotamia 1916 and in Palestine 1917 and was promoted Major General for distinguished service in the field.

He was G.O.C. in Burmah 1920-1924 and died on his arrival in England 23rd May 1924 - aged 61 years"

DB 29 May 2020

Fulbeck, Saint Nicholas, Churchyard, Major General Sir Vere Bonamy Fane
Fulletby, St Andrew, Gravestone (Winn)
Fulletby, St Andrew, Gravestone (Winn)
Fulletby, St Andrew, Gravestone (Winn)

This statue of a mourning mother marks the grave of Matthew Winn, who died 1865, aged 15. It was sculpted by his father Richard Winn.

Jean Howard, 17 January 2022

Fulletby, Matthew Winn Monument
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross

"The remains of the churchyard cross at St Lawrence's Church represent a good example of a medieval standing cross with a square base and octagonal shaft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1018295 

DB 8 September 2019

Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Churchyard, cross
Gayton le Marsh, St George, Churchyard
Gayton le Marsh, St George, Churchyard
Gayton le Marsh, St George, Churchyard

Despite the absence of St George's church, a place of more recent burials and wild flowers - a large patch of cowslips can be seen.
 
Were the church still here this view would be captioned "interior looking east".

Jean Howard, 9 May 2021

Gayton Le Marsh, St George's churchyard
Glentham, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Glentham, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Glentham, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard

Church viewed across the churchyard.

DB 12 May 2019

Glentham, St Peter & St Paul, Church
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane
A notice displayed next to the old churchyard states :- 
 
"The area marked out in this graveyard with 4 white stakes represents the approximate site of the original church"
 
One stake just visible in this image
 
"The old church was repaired and re-roofed during the 19th century but by the 1880s it became too costly to maintain and a decision was made to rebuild it on the new site on Top Lane which was closer to the homes of the parishioners.
 
This process took over 20 years and was carried out using local labour and the materials from the old church.
 
The new All Saints Church was consecrated in 1908"
 
DB 22 October 2018
Goulceby, Old Churchyard
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane
Goulceby, Old Churchyard, Church Lane

Grave of William Marwood who died aged 6 years.

His younger brother also called William was appointed Crown Executioner in 1874.

William Marwood the hangman developed the "long drop" technique of hanging, which ensured that the prisoners' neck was broken instantly at the end of the drop, resulting in the prisoner dying of asphyxia while unconscious.

This was considered more humane than the slow death by strangulation caused by the "short drop" method.

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

Both Marwood brothers were born in Goulceby. 

DB 22 October 2018

Goulceby, Old Churchyard, William Marwood, hangman, long drop
Grantham, St Wulfram, Churchyard, War Memorial
Grantham, St Wulfram, Churchyard, War Memorial
Grantham, St Wulfram, Churchyard, War Memorial

"The war memorial was built by Messrs Bowman & Sons with the sculptor Mr Phillips to the designs of Sir Charles Nicholson (1867-1949).

The original plans, dated 1920, are deposited at the RIBA Drawings Collection.

The memorial was unveiled by the local clergy and dignitaries in a ceremony on 27 November 1920"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062502 

DB 2 July 2018

Grantham, Saint Wulfram, Churchyard, War Memorial, Bowman & Sons, Sir Charles Nicholson
Great Gonerby, St Sebastian, Churchyard, War Memorial
Great Gonerby, St Sebastian, Churchyard, War Memorial
Great Gonerby, St Sebastian, Churchyard, War Memorial

Dedicated December 1919.

DB 9 March 2019

Great Gonerby, War Memorial
Great Humby, Chapel, Churchyard
Great Humby, Chapel, Churchyard
Great Humby, Chapel, Churchyard

Picturesque location next to pond.

DB 22 March 2019 

Great Humby, Chapel
Great Coates, St Nicholas, gravestone
Great Coates, St Nicholas, gravestone
Great Coates, St Nicholas, gravestone

A distinctive gravestone for a casualty of the First World War.

The dedication reads:

HERBERT LEWIS / Captain in the R.F.A. [Royal Field Artillery] / died April 17th 1917 aged 36 / he nobly answered duty's call.

July 2014

Great Coates, St Nicholas church, gravestone
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Churchyard
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Churchyard
Great Hale, St John the Baptist, Churchyard

In 2020/21 an Ancaster stone floor was laid in the Nave and chairs replaced the pews.

DB 4 July 2022

Great Hale, Saint John Baptist churchyard, image
Great Limber, St Peter, Churchyard
Great Limber, St Peter, Churchyard
Great Limber, St Peter, Churchyard

"In Loving Memory of JOHN SMITH EYRE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1018 IN THE K.R.Rs AND THE R.A.O.C. DIED IN LEEDS HOSPITAL OCT. 14TH 1919 AGED 38 YEARS"

DB 11 May 2024

Great Limber, Saint Peter Churchyard
Grimoldby, St Edith, Churchyard Cross
Grimoldby, St Edith, Churchyard Cross
Grimoldby, St Edith, Churchyard Cross

Now in the northern part of the churchyard is this fine limestone preaching cross which formerly stood at the village crossroads.

It is almost completely fourteenth century apart from the modern top section.

It is listed Grade II.  https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063047 

Jean Howard, 21 March 2021

Grimoldby, Saint Edith, Churchyard Cross
Grimsby, St James, Churchyard, Cross Base
Grimsby, St James, Churchyard, Cross Base
Grimsby, St James, Churchyard, Cross Base

"Base of churchyard cross"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1379396 

DB 13 October 2018 

Grimsby, Saint James, Churchyard, Cross Base
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard

"Dr Raymond Maurice Ayres, Scientist, aeronautical software engineer and bell founder"

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/53334/mr-raymond-ayres-mechanical-engineering-msc/ 

Managing Director of John Taylor Bell Foundry and lessee of Gunby Hall. 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, churchyard, Raymond Maurice Ayres, John Taylor Bell Foundry
Habrough, St Margaret, gravestone
Habrough, St Margaret, gravestone
Habrough, St Margaret, gravestone

The elaborate script on this gravestone in Habrough churchyard dates from 1855, 14 years before the present church was built.

July 2014

Habrough, St Margaret church, gravestone inscription
Haltham on Bain, St Benedict, Churchyard Cross
Haltham on Bain, St Benedict, Churchyard Cross
Haltham on Bain, St Benedict, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at St Benedict's Church, Haltham, is a good example of a medieval standing cross with a quadrangular base and octagonal shaft.

Situated on the south side of the church, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1010680 

DB 21 January 2019

Haltham On Bain, Saint Benedict, churchyard cross
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard

A striking group of graves in the churchyard.

Numbers of chest tombs and headstones in the churchyard have been listed.

DB 26 September 2018 

Harlaxton, Churchyard, St Mary and St Peter
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, Churchyard

A striking group of graves in the churchyard.

Numbers of chest tombs and headstones in the churchyard have been listed although not the examples pictured. 

DB 22 June 2020

Harlaxton, Churchyard, St Mary and St Peter
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard

Grave of Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn who died 2nd January 1924.

Owner of Harmston Hall and grandson of Nathaniel Clayton, the Lincoln iron founder.

Church benefactor who provided three of the stained glass windows 1905-6, the angel lectern 1908, and a pair of iron doors for the south porch 1910. 

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, churchyard, Nathaniel Clayton Cockburn
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard
Harmston, All Saints, Churchyard

The grave of John Willson killed whilst erecting the statue of George III on top of Dunston Pillar 1810.

"He who erected the nobel King 

Is here now laid by Death's sharp sting"

DB 16 July 2018

Harmston, All Saints church, churchyard, John Willson
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

The base and lower shaft of a medieval cross in the churchyard on the south side of the church.

June 2015

Heckington, St Andrew churchyard cross
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 
Heckington, St Andrew, Churchyard 

"IN MEMORY OF RICHARD GODSON ESQR. WHO DIED FEBY. 4TH 1855. AGED 80 YEARS. ALSO OF ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED AUGST. 9TH 1858. AGED 83 YEARS"

DB 25 June 2022

Heckington, Saint Andrew Churchyard, image
Hemingby, St Margaret, Churchyard, The Centenary Tree
Hemingby, St Margaret, Churchyard, The Centenary Tree
Hemingby, St Margaret, Churchyard, The Centenary Tree

"Planted in 2014 to keep alive the memory of the men and women who have fought, died, suffered and endured for their Country since the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914"

DB 3 September 2018

Hemingby, Saint Margaret, Churchyard, centenary tree
Holbeach St Johns, St John's Churchyard
Holbeach St Johns, St John's Churchyard
Holbeach St Johns, St John's Churchyard

View from Joy's Bank.

DB 24 March 2019

Holbeach St Johns, St John's Churchyard
Holton le Clay, St Peter, Churchyard, War Memorial
Holton le Clay, St Peter, Churchyard, War Memorial
Holton le Clay, St Peter, Churchyard, War Memorial

"Near to the remains of the standing cross can be found the village war memorial, paid for by public subscription and unveiled in 1919.

This is a marble square pillar standing on a concrete base. Featured at the top of the pillar is a decorative marble urn which is half-covered with marble carved to resemble flowing cloth.

On the pillar in lead lettering are the names of the six men of the village who died during World War I.

Names of the four locals who died in World War II were added after that conflict"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Peter,_Holton-le-Clay 

DB 13 January 2024

Holton le Clay, Saint Peter Church, image, war memorial
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
Howell, St Oswald, churchyard cross
Howell, St Oswald, churchyard cross
Howell, St Oswald, churchyard cross

On the south side of the church, near the porch, is this cross with a medieval base. Around the base is an inscription to John Spenser, fifteenth century rector.

June 2017

Howell, St Oswald, churchyard cross, John Spenser
Huttoft, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross
Huttoft, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross
Huttoft, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross

"Cross. C14 with addition of 1895. Ashlar. Square base supports octagonal shaft via stop chamfers, with C19 gabled crucifix"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147238?section=official-list-entry  

Kelly's Directory 1930 records " the ancient churchyard cross was restored in 1895, and after being blown down in a gale during 1903, was again restored in 1910" 

DB 14 June 2023

Huttoft, Saint Margaret Churchyard Cross, image
Ingham, War Memorial
Ingham, War Memorial
Ingham, War Memorial

War Memorial located in All Saints Churchyard.

Notes inside the church state "The Ingham Memorial was erected by the Parishioners of Ingham in June 21st 1921. It was unveiled by Colonel Hart of Bracebridge, with local Clergy and other Dignitaries in attendance. The dedication was carried out by the Bishop of Lincoln. Sculpture Mr Arthur Howson of Lincoln"

DB 18 May 2022

Ingham, War Memorial, Arthur Howson
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard

Naval war graves.

"During the last war Butlin’s was HMS Royal Arthur and trained naval ratings. This was their local church and now there is a "Royal Arthur” chapel within the church including a memorial stained glass window and a War Graves section in the graveyard. During the war HMS Royal Arthur was reported by the Germans as having been sunk!"

https://skegness-anglican.org.uk/st-peter-and-st-paul/ 

DB 11 September 2022

Ingoldmells, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, churchyard, naval war graves
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, War Memorial
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, War Memorial
Ingoldmells, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, War Memorial

"Former churchyard cross and sundial, now war memorial. 1600 and 1919"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359709?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 September 2022 

Ingoldmells, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, churchyard, war memorial
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard Entrance

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"in 1866 the trustees of the estate erected new entrance gates of iron, with stone pillars and iron palisading at the approach to the churchyard from the Corby road"

DB 27 June 2018 


Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb
Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse Tomb

"Tomb. 1859. Limestone ashlar and carrera marble.

To William Henry Woodhouse of Irnham Hall.

In the Greek taste"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360105 

DB 27 June 2018  

Irnham, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Woodhouse tomb
Kettlethorpe, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Kettlethorpe, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard
Kettlethorpe, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard

In memoriam "F.A. CRACROFT-AMCOTTS DIED 15 APRIL 1897 AGED 43".

Kelly's Directory 1896 notes "Major Frederick Augustus Cracroft-Amcotts, is lord of the manor and principal landowner"

The church organ and lychgate were given in his memory. 

DB 15 May 2022

Kettlethorpe Saint Peter & Saint Paul churchyard, image, Cracroft-Amcotts
Langton by Wragby, St Giles, Churchyard
Langton by Wragby, St Giles, Churchyard
Langton by Wragby, St Giles, Churchyard

Entrance to churchyard with notice 

"Birthplace of Stephen Langton"

DB 2 May 2018

Langton by Wragby, St Giles, Church, Stephen Langton, Churchyard
Leadenham, St Swithin, Gravestones
Leadenham, St Swithin, Gravestones
Leadenham, St Swithin, Gravestones

Fine eighteenth century tombstones by the north-west corner of the church.

April 2013

Leadenham, St Swithin, gravestones
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Leasingham, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

Inscription reads

"EDWARD TROLLOPE DD BISHOP OF NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACON OF STOW AND FOR 50 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH BORN APRIL 15 1817 DIED DECMBR 10 1893" 

DB 8 July 2018

Leasingham, Saint Andrew, Church, Churchyard Cross, Edward Trollope
Legsby, St Thomas, Churchyard
Legsby, St Thomas, Churchyard
Legsby, St Thomas, Churchyard

Sundial in the churchyard at St Thomas's church, Legsby.

August 2010

Legsby, St Thomas church, sundial
Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Green, St Ann's Well
Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Green, St Ann's Well
Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Green, St Ann's Well

Chapter House flying buttresses to the left, Priory Gate center background, St Anne's hexagonal well house in the right foreground, and Minster Yard houses extreme right background.

The well house covers a fire hydrant.

Moved to this position from its original location over St Anne's wellhead, which was closer to the Chapter House, when an electric pump was added in 1985.

The well collects rainwater from the roof and can hold 9000 gallons. 

DB 27 October 2018

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Green, Saint Anne's Well, image
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate
Lincoln, All Saints, Bracebridge, Churchyard, Lychgate

"1910 IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH ELLISON, ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN"

Restored in 1962 and 2008. Rededicated 23rd August 2009 by The Right Reverend Dr John Saxbee Bishop of Lincoln.

DB 14 May 2018

Lincoln, Bracebridge, All Saints, Churchyard, Lychgate
Little Cawthorpe, War Memorial
Little Cawthorpe, War Memorial
Little Cawthorpe, War Memorial

In St Helen’s churchyard is this five-foot marble Latin cross on a stepped base, paid for by parishioners and unveiled on 7 September 1919.

It originally bore lead letters but following loss of a number of those the parish council had the monument cleaned and restored with painted incised letters.

The photograph shows the south face. On the eastern face are commemorated three brothers who gave their lives in the Second World War:

JOHN/ LANWARNE/ CRIBB/ LT. F.A.A. 1942

HENRY/ LANWARNE/ CRIBB/ W.O. R.A.F. 1944

OWEN/ LANWARNE/ CRIBB/ AIR GUNNER 1944

Their sister Mary married in 1946 and continued to live opposite in the Old Parsonage, Little Cawthorpe, until her death in 1975 at the age of 70. There is a memorial plaque to her in St Helen’s church.

https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/158651 

Jean Howard, March 2021

Little Cawthorpe, war memorial, John Lanwarne Cribb
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone

Gravestone of Richard Todd Oscar-nominated actor best known for war dramas like "The Dam Busters", "The Longest Day", "Yangtse Incident" and "The Hasty Heart".

An officer in the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion he was one of the first to land in Normandy in advance of the main D-Day landings. 

DB 25 February 2012 

Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd, Gravestone
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard

Entrance to Saint Swithuns churchyard.

A new church path and lighting was installed 2017.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, Churchyard
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard Cross
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard Cross
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Long Bennington is a good example of the integral shaft and knop of a medieval standing cross.

Situated near the south porch, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1011800

DB 31 October 2018

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, church, Churchyard cross
Long Bennington, St&nbspSwithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Long Bennington, St Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves

Commonwealth War Graves immediately inside entrance to churchyard.

DB 31 October 2018 

Long Bennington, Saint Swithun, Churchyard, Commonwealth War Graves
Ludborough, War Memorial
Ludborough, War Memorial
Ludborough, War Memorial

Ludborough War Memorial

The village war memorial stands in the north-west corner of the churchyard. It is made from polished red Aberdeen granite and is a cross on a plinth and two steps. For details of the 13 men commemorated see:

https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/172836 and:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54015

Jean Howard 28 December 2023

Ludborough, War Memorial
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (1)

On the churchyard wall to the east of the church is this inscription set out below.

The words were cut into the bricks before firing.

RICHARD PUTTRELL AND HIS WYF JOHANER TO MAKE THIS WALL PAYED XX POUND ANNO 1577 ER.

July 2019


Lutton, St Nicholas
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)
Lutton, St Nicholas, Churchyard Wall (2)

The conclusion of the churchyard wall inscription:

RICHARD PUTTRELL AND HIS WYF JOHANER TO MAKE THIS WALL PAYED XX POUND ANNO 1577 ER.

July 2019

Lutton, St Nicholas, churchyard wall, Richard Puttrell
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, Churchyard Cross
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, Churchyard Cross
Mareham le Fen, St Helen, Churchyard Cross

The medieval stone cross close to the south door at Mareham church is Grade II listed. It dates from the fourteenth century and was restored in 1904.

June 2013

Mareham le Fen, St Helen, churchyard cross
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard

Royal Air Force grave on north side of church.

Warrant Officer F.F.Allcock died 1950.

From 1943 to 1948 the RAF operated an ammunition depot, RAF Market Stainton.

DB 22 October 2018

Market Stainton, Saint Michael, church
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard
Market Stainton, St Michael, Churchyard

There were few gravestones in the extensive southern area of the graveyard. They have been amassed in the area to the north of the nave where the larger number of headstones and railed graves were already located.

Jean Howard, 3 January 2022

Market Stainton, Saint Michael, churchyard
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory

View across the churchyard towards the Old Rectory beyond.

"Early C14 refectory or infirmary to the Priory of Market Deeping, a cell of Thorney Abbey.

Converted to a rectory after the dissolution with alterations of mid C18, and extensions and further alterations of 1832 by Thomas Pilkington for Rev. W. Hildyard, in a Gothick style.

Minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062659 

DB 7 September 2019

Market Deeping, Saint Guthlac, Churchyard, Thorney Abbey, Thomas Pilkington, Priory
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 

DB 8 September 2019

Marshchapel, Saint Mary, churchyard cross
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Marston, St Mary, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Marston is a good example of a medieval standing cross with a stepped base which was restored in the early post-medieval period"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009209 

Sundial was part of the later restorations.

DB 23 July 2018

Marston, Saint Mary, Church, Churchyard, Sundial, churchyard cross
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Churchyard Cross
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Churchyard Cross
Mavis Enderby, St Michael, Churchyard Cross

"Churchyard cross. C14, altered C19.

Ashlar. Octagonal base rises via stop chamfers to C19 shaft with octagonal brattished top, and gabled crucifixus"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063581 

Beyond the cross three C19 gabled dormer windows can be seen illuminating the nave.

DB 9 November 2018 

Mavis Enderby, Saint Michael, church
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Boer War Memorial
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Boer War Memorial
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Boer War Memorial
"Remember Cyril German Danks Lieutenant in the Manchester Regiment the only son of German Wheatcroft Danks Vicar of this Parish and Sarah his wife He was wounded at the Battle of Elandslaagte 21st October 1899 and died at Aldershot 31st May 1900 aged 24 years"
 
DB 15 May 2022 
Morton by Gainsborough, Saint Paul Churchyard, image, Cyril German Danks, Boer War Memorial
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Labyrinth
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Labyrinth
Morton, St Paul, Churchyard, Labyrinth

"In 2015 a Labyrinth was cut in the field adjoining the church, which is a sacred pattern which leads you on a single pathway through twists and turns and back again. It is believed that it is the only "cut" labyrinth in Lincolnshire".

https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/church/st-paul-morton 

DB 15 May 2022 

Morton by Gainsborough, Saint Paul Churchyard, image, Labyrinth
Nettleham, All Saints, Gravestone
Nettleham, All Saints, Gravestone
Nettleham, All Saints, Gravestone

In the churchyard of All Saints, Nettleham, close to the wall by the Beck, is this badly worn gravestone.

It is has a carved angel head and reads "Tho. Gardiner Post Boy of Lincoln Barbarously Murdered by Isaac Tho. Hallay Jan 3 1732 aged 19".

This was not the only murder committed by the Hallay brothers. They were duly executed for their crimes.


Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Nettleham, All Saints, church, gravestone, Gardiner, Hallay, murder,
Nettleham, All Saints, Stone Coffin
Nettleham, All Saints, Stone Coffin
Nettleham, All Saints, Stone Coffin

This stone coffin close to the south porch of All Saints Church Nettleham is steeply tapered and has a recess for the head.

It is dated to around the 15th century.


Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Nettleham, All Saints, church, stone coffin,
Nocton, All Saints, Churchyard, Gilbert Insall, VC
Nocton, All Saints, Churchyard, Gilbert Insall, VC
Nocton, All Saints, Churchyard, Gilbert Insall, VC

Headstone of Group Captain Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall, VC, MC (14 May 1894 - 17 February 1972).

"On 7 November 1915 near Achiet-le-Grand, France, Second Lieutenant Insall, on patrol in Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus No. 5074 with 1st Class Air Mechanic T. H. Donald, engaged an Aviatik two-seater and forced the German pilot to make a rough landing in a ploughed field.

Seeing the air crew scramble out and prepare to fire, Insall dived to 500 ft and his gunner opened fire, whereupon the Germans fled.

After dropping an incendiary bomb on the downed German aircraft, Insall flew through heavy fire at 2000 ft over enemy trenches.

The Vickers' petrol tank was hit, but Insall brought the plane 500 yards back inside Allied lines for an emergency landing.

Insall and Donald stayed by the Gunbus through a bombardment of about 150 shells while awaiting nightfall.

After dark, they then set to work by torch light to salvage their plane. After they repaired the machine overnight, Insall flew them back to base at dawn"

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

DB 18 December 2019

Nocton, All Saints, Churchyard, Group Captain Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall, VC, MC
North Carlton, St Luke, Churchyard
North Carlton, St Luke, Churchyard
North Carlton, St Luke, Churchyard

A large rectangular plot of Slater family graves immediately to the north of the church.

White's Directory 1872 reports "CARLTON (NORTH), a pleasant village, on the acclivity of a picturesque valley, 4 miles N. by W. of Lincoln, has in its parish 135 souls, and 1795 acres of land, which was sold, with the rectorial tithe's and patronage of the church by Frederick John, fifth Lord Monson, about the year 1836, to the late Samuel Slater, Esq., of North Carlton Hall, a large mansion, in the Elizabethan style, formerly a seat of the Monson family"

DB 4 August 2022

North Carlton, Saint Luke Church, Image, Slater
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe

Seems to have been replaced in use by the more modern tap visible in the background.

DB 25 June 2020 

North Kyme, Saint Luke, church, water standpipe
North Rauceby, War Memorial
North Rauceby, War Memorial
North Rauceby, War Memorial

Memorial located in St Peter's churchyard. 

"War memorial. 1921. Erected by the parishioners of North Rauceby and paid for by public subscription".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1389290 

DB 2020

North Rauceby, War Memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard Cross
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard Cross
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard Cross

This medieval cross with truncated shaft stands to the south of the church.

The base is carved with symbols of the four Evangelists on shields.

September 2015

Partney, St Nicholas church, churchyard cross
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Flinders Memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Flinders Memorial
Partney, St Nicholas, Churchyard, Flinders Memorial

A stone commemoration in the churchyard of the marriage of Captain Matthew Flinders to Ann Chappelle, step daughter of Rev William Tyler, of Partney on 17 April 1801.

Mark Acton, 2015

Partney, St Nicholas, Matthew Flinders, marriage, Ann Chappelle, William Tyler
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard

This tall cross seems to be associated with the Sharpe family although the inscription was indecipherable.

DB 18 November 2019

Quarrington, St Botolph churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard

Entrance to the churchyard.

In 1856, before Kirk's later alterations, White's Directory of Lincolnshire described the church :-

"The Church (St. Botolph,) is a small structure, partly in the early English and partly of the decorated style of architecture.

It consists of a nave, with a narrow north aisle, a chancel, and a slender tower and spire at the west end.

The chancel is small, being rebuilt on a reduced scale about forty-five years ago.

The north aisle was rebuilt in 1848, and the nave was renovated, and newly-seated with open benches, and new pulpit in 1849.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £7. 2s. 3d., and now at £287, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Hy. T. C. Hine, M.A"

DB 18 November 2019

Quarrington, Saint Botolph, churchyard
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard, Charles Kirk
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard, Charles Kirk
Quarrington, St Botolph, Churchyard, Charles Kirk

A tall cross marks Charles Kirk's burial. 

"Charles Kirk (1791-1847) was a builder and architect who worked on many buildings in Sleaford and South Lincolnshire, England"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kirk_(architect) 

DB 18 November 2019

Quarrington, Saint Botolph, churchyard, Charles Kirk, architect
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, churchyard cross
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, churchyard cross
Raithby by Spilsby, Holy Trinity, churchyard cross

The 14th century churchyard cross was restored in 1903.

There are gabled and crocketed carved panels on top, surmounted by a cross.

September 2015

Raithby By Spilsby, Holy Trinity, churchyard cross
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard

Stunning carpet of Snowdrops in the woodland beyond the churchyard.

DB 16 February 2019

Revesby, Saint Lawrence, churchyard, snowdrop
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Banks Monument
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Banks Monument
Revesby, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Banks Monument

An explanatory text, inside the church, relating to the Banks Monument states :- 

"Outside the church near the porch, stands the cumbersome marble obelisk which was also a part of the Banks monument inside the church.

It was apparently conveniently disposed of in 1890 by burying it in the adjoining farmyard.

It was only recovered in the 1970's when the foundations were being dug for a new building"

DB 16 February 2019

Revesby, Saintt Lawrence, churchyard, obelisk, banks
Riseholme, St Mary, Gravestone
Riseholme, St Mary, Gravestone
Riseholme, St Mary, Gravestone

The grave of Bishop John Kaye (Bishop of Lincoln) in Riseholme churchyard is attributed to S.S.Teulon.

It is in the shape of a church. The brass railings round it are suffering from neglect.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Riseholme, St Mary church, Bishop Kaye, Teulon,
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard Cross

"The cross is medieval in date and is constructed of limestone. The monument includes the base of the cross and part of the shaft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1010681 

DB 24 August 2019

Roughton, Saint Margaret, Churchyard Cross
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard, Sir Peter Tapsell
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard, Sir Peter Tapsell
Roughton, St Margaret, Churchyard, Sir Peter Tapsell

"Sir Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell (1 February 1930 – 18 August 2018) was a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Louth and Horncastle. He served in the House of Commons continuously from 1966 until 2015, and was also previously an MP from 1959 to 1964. He was Father of the House between 2010 and 2015"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tapsell_(British_politician) 

DB 23 September 2022 

Roughton, Saint Margaret, Churchyard, Sir Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell
Rowston, St Clement, Churchyard & Manor House
Rowston, St Clement, Churchyard & Manor House
Rowston, St Clement, Churchyard & Manor House

View across churchyard with Rowston Manor House visible in background.

"House. 1741 with additions 1985"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1280659 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "Rowston Manor is the seat of George Taylor Marriner esq. who is lord of the manor"

DB 19 March 2020

Rowston, Saint Clement, Churchyard, Manor House
Ruskington, All Saints
Ruskington, All Saints
Ruskington, All Saints

Entrance to the churchyard, from the south, via a bridge over The Beck.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of All Saints is a large building of stone, in the Norman and Early English periods, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a low western tower, with plain parapet, containing a clock and 6 bells:

the tower is a debased structure, chiefly rebuilt in 1620 by the aid of a "brief," when its grand Norman arch, dating from about 1150 was removed to the south side of the church:

the chancel arch and both arcades are Early English, the south arcade being however more richly ornamented and taking precedence as to date:

the chancel retains sedilia, a piscina and an aumbry:

the font is of the perpendicular period ; on one of its panels the instruments of Our Lord's Crucifixion are carved, and on another appears the pillar of flagellation, flanked by a sword and some other emblems :

in the tower is a large oak chest of the 16th century:

the church was restored in 1861 at a cost of £850, when the building was new roofed and refitted, under the direction of Mr. Charles Kirk, architect, of Sleaford:

in 1873 the chancel, which had been deprived of 6 feet of its length in 1710, was enlarged and a stained window inserted at the east end :

the organ was provided in 1904 and in 1907 a new oak chancel screen was erected as a memorial to William Pattinson esq. churchwarden, and new oak choir seats and belfry screen erected under the direction of Mr. Hodgson Fowler, architect, of Durham"

DB 21 August 2019

Ruskington, All Saints, Church
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard

Many Pattinson family graves - that of Samuel d.1856 & Jane d.1874 on the left :- 

http://www.ruskingtonburials.co.uk/the-pattinson-family/ 

Samuel Pattinson a later member of the family was a businessman and Liberal politician :-

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

DB 21 August 2019

Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard, Pattinson
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard

Pevsner states "Headless priest, C14, much defaced, in the churchyard s of the church"

DB 21 August 2019

Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard

Pair of headstones with that on the right in memory of Ambrose Brown d.1822 (and two of his sons) made from slate.

Pevsner states "Enjoyable slate headstones in the churchyard".

The slate headstones post date the opening of the Sleaford Navigation in 1794.

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

DB 21 August 2019

Ruskington, All Saints, Churchyard
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Gravestone (Hargrave)
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Gravestone (Hargrave)
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Gravestone (Hargrave)

This headstone in St Clement's old churchyard is a reminder of the proximity of the treacherous North Sea, or the German Ocean as it was then known.
 
It reads: IN MEMORY OF/ JOHN HARGRAVE,/ Mariner/ late of Boston,/ who was shipwrecked/ and drowned/ OFF SALTFLEET/ on the 14th January 1837:/ Aged 67 Years/ RYLEY, LOUTH.
 
It may be that John Hargrave had come close to drowning 12 years before as the following newspaper report has been found:
 
On Friday, the 21st, in the morning, came ashore near this place, the Liberty, of Boston, John Hargrave, master, laden with oats from London.
As the sea then ran very high it was found necessary to launch the Life-Boat to preserve the lives of the crew, consisting of the master and two others.
The boat was very quickly into the water, well manned, and managed with great skill and courage, and the men were soon safely landed; the cargo is preserved though much damaged by the salt water; but the vessel is so much injured that there is little chance of her ever getting off again.
 
This was reported under Cromer in the Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette of 29 October 1825.

Jean Howard, 10 April 2022

Saltfleetby Saint Clement Churchyard Hargrave
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Old Churchyard
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Old Churchyard
Saltfleetby, St Clement, Old Churchyard

The site formerly occupied by St Clement’s church is accessible through the lychgate and directly southwards along a public footpath.
 
Here 26 gravestones are still apparent, most of the inscriptions still legible.

Jean Howard, 10 April 2022

Saltfleetby Saint Clement Churchyard
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Graves)
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Graves)
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Graves)

Usually hidden amid yew and elder, the winter allows a view of this handsome pillar with sections of the wrought iron railings remaining.
 
IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ WILLIAM GRAVES/ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ JAN 26TH 1826/ AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO OF/ REBECCA HIS WIFE/ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ MARCH 26TH 1858/ AGED 80 YEARS.
 
William Graves had 40 acres of land and is listed in poll books as a grazier. Rebecca was 30 years his junior. It would appear they were survived by their only child John who marked his parents' lives handsomely.

Jean Howard, 3 February 2022

Saltfleetby St Peter church, headstone, William Graves, Rebecca Graves
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Paddison)
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Paddison)
Saltfleetby, St. Peter (Old Church), Headstone (Paddison)

Directly east of the tower, and leaning slightly to the north, is this Celtic cross marking the burial place of Billy Paddison.
 
He was a farmer in Saltfleetby St Peter who kept a journal and photograph albums about village life from 1870 until his death.
 
These were transcribed and edited by Linda Crust as a compelling narrative about the lives of local people.
 
The copper plaque reads:
 
"HERE LIES ALL THAT IS MORTAL/ OF MY BELOVED FRIEND/ WILLIAM PADDISON/ 5TH FEB. 1839 - 6TH JUNE 1916/  "I THANK MY GOD UPON ALL MY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU"

Jean Howard, 3 February 2022

Saltfleetby St Peter church, Billy Paddison Headstone
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

The tower of St John the Baptist Church is 14th century.

Much of the interior dates from 1876/7, though the chancel arch and the N aisle windows (seen here) are 16th century.

RAF Scampton is nearby, and the churchyard contains about 100 military graves. Many are the graves of allied aircrew who died during WW2.

Also here are the graves of several German airmen.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Scampton, St John, Baptist church, RAF Scampton, gravestones,
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial

Local signage states "John Hannah was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in the Second World War.

He trained as a wireless operator/air gunner and was posted to 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton. 

On 15 September 1940, he and his crew took part in the Battle of the Barges. This was an operation to disable German barges that were preparing for an invasion of Britain.

Flak struck their aircraft and it quickly caught fire. The navigator and rear gunner bailed out but Hannah stayed aboard, fighting the fire.

The pilot, Clare Connor, brought the very badly damaged aircraft back to Scampton.

Hannah was awarded the VC at just 18 years of age. He had suffered serious burns and never fully recovered. He died in 1947 and was buried in Leicester.

To keep his memory alive at Scampton, the Hannah Rose variety was developed. It grows in a bed on the left as you enter the churchyard"

DB 13 November 2020

Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, war memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial

"War memorial. Carved in marble, it consists of a decorated circular Celtic wheel cross on a tapering plinth and two steps ...

It is not known exactly when this memorial was erected. It was originally dedicated to those men of the parish who died in the First World War and was then subsequently also dedicated to a single service man who died in the Second World War" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391705

DB 2020

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, war memorial
Scothern, St Germain, War Memorial
Scothern, St Germain, War Memorial
Scothern, St Germain, War Memorial

Monument located in Saint Germain's churchyard. 

"THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN

FROM SCOTHORNE PARISH

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR:

1914-1918"

Scothorne is an alternative spelling of the parish's name.

DB 1 May 2018

Scothern, War Memorial, Saint Germain, churchyard, Scothorne
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum

At the western edge of the churchyard is this extraordinary monument. It was built in 1858 to take the mortal remains of Anne Brackenbury, the first wife of the Revd Henry Brackenbury of Scremby Hall, now demolished. He married again but died in1862 when his body also was laid to rest in the mausoleum. His only son from his second marriage died childless in 1901 and afterwards the mausoleum was closed.

Another photograph is on-line at:

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101063620-church-of-st-peter-and-st-paul-ashby-with-scremby/photos/70620#.ZE-KcHbMLcs

Jean Howard 29 April 2023

Scremby, Brackenbury Mausoleum
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Coat of Arms
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Coat of Arms
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Coat of Arms

On the southern side of the upper section, within the arches, some text can be seen but this has a thick covering of lichen so that it cannot be read. Within the central bay is a terracotta shield with a ribbon below and a lion couchant above.

Jean Howard 29 April 2023

Scremby, Sts Peter & Paul, Brackenbury Mausoleum Coat of Arms
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Entrance
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Entrance
Scremby, St Peter & St Paul, Churchyard, Brackenbury Mausoleum Entrance

The last of the Scremby Brackenbury line, Henry Charles Verschoyle Julius Brackenbury, died childless in 1901, when his body joined those of his two parents and the western entrance into the underground level was bricked up. No opening now exists in the encircling metal railings.

Jean Howard 29 April 2023

Scremby, Sts Peter & Paul, Brackenbury Mausoleum Entrance
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard

Richard Tasker, gamekeeper on the Dymoke's Scrivelsby estate, was murdered on 2 February 1850.

He was buried in the churchyard at St Benedict's church

June 2013

Scrivelsby, St Benedict church, Richard Tasker
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard

One of the fine churchyard gravestone memorials to a member of the Dymoke family, King's Champions.

June 2013

Scrivelsby, St Benedict church, Dymoke
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard
Scrivelsby, St Benedict, Churchyard

"IN MEMORY OF HENRY LIONEL DYMOKE ESQRE THE HONORABLE THE QUEEN'S CHAMPION DIED 28TH DECR 1875 ... "

"Henry Lionel Dymoke died without issue in 1875 when the estate passed to a collateral branch of the family"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymoke 

DB 10 September 2023

Scrivelsby, Saint Benedict churchyard, image, Henry Lionel Dymoke
Sedgebrook, St Lawrence, Churchyard Entrance
Sedgebrook, St Lawrence, Churchyard Entrance
Sedgebrook, St Lawrence, Churchyard Entrance

Southern entrance to the churchyard.

DB 6 February 2019 

Sedgebrook, St Lawrence, churchyard
Sempringham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Barn
Sempringham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Barn
Sempringham, St Andrew, Churchyard, Barn

"Barn now outhouse. C17, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1260599

DB 2 June 2020

Sempringham, Saint Andrew, church, barn
Sibsey, St Margaret, Churchyard, Village Cross
Sibsey, St Margaret, Churchyard, Village Cross
Sibsey, St Margaret, Churchyard, Village Cross

"Remains of village cross. C15"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063534 

DB 3 August 2019

Sibsey, Saint Margaret, Churchyard, Cross
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone
Skellingthorpe, St Lawrence, Churchyard, Henry Stone

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states :-

"The manor, with a large estate here, including the farms called Decoy Lounds and Stone's Place, was bequeathed, in 1693, by Henry Stone, Esq., to Christ's Hospital, London.

He died January 26th, 1693, and a tomb, erected to his memory, by the Governors of the Hospital, close to the south entrance of the churchyard, still marks his grave"

DB 14 June 2018

Skellingthorpe, Saint Lawrence, churchyard, Henry Stone, Christ's Hospital
Skirbeck, St Nicholas, War Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas, War Memorial
Skirbeck, St Nicholas, War Memorial

"The war memorial to the men of Skirbeck who fell in the First World War was unveiled on 5 December 1920.

The service was conducted by the Revd James Humprey Poole (rector), assisted by the Revd Ivor Bennet (curate), with a sermon given by the Revd J Basil Simpson, later Bishop of Kobe.

The dedication was attended by Major Edward Hammond Foot"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1432892 

DB 5 June 2019

Skirbeck, Saint Nicholas, Churchyard, war memorial
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard

Entrance at the southwest corner of the churchyard.

DB 20 June 2024

Snitterby, Saint Nicholas Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard

"In Memory of THE REV. RICHARD MOREY, B.A. FOR MANY YEARS CURATE OF WADDINGHAM & SNITTERBY, AND FIRST RESIDENT RECTOR OF SNITTERBY. DIED NOV. 13. 1861. AGED 54."

DB 20 June 2024

Snitterby, Saint Nicholas Churchyard
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard, War Memorial
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard, War Memorial
Snitterby, St Nicholas, Churchyard, War Memorial

"ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918."

Unveiled 12 June 1920.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54381 

DB 20 June 2024

Snitterby, Saint Nicholas Church, war memorial
South Cockerington, St Leonard, Churchyard, Dunham Gravestone
South Cockerington, St Leonard, Churchyard, Dunham Gravestone
South Cockerington, St Leonard, Churchyard, Dunham Gravestone

Although pulled to the western edge of the churchyard, this gravestone is now supported by a single  branch of ivy which has grown through a central hole in the top edge to secure it to the fence.

It reveals a sad story: Here lies the Body’s/ of George and Eliz/ Son and Daughter/ of George and Re-/becca Dunham both/ Departed July the 7th/ 1759 he in the 19 she/ 17 Year of their Ages/ They’re plucked like Roses -/ (not full blown/ As you above may be?/ To heaven I hope they both/ (are gone/ To reign eternally

Jean Howard 7 May 2024 

South Cockerington, Saint Leonard Churchyard, Dunham gravestone
South Elkington, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone (Brackenbury)
South Elkington, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone (Brackenbury)
South Elkington, All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestone (Brackenbury)

Memorial to Henry Langton Brackenbury of Thorpe Hall, Louth (1868-1920). MP for Louth 1910 & 1918-20. Also to his father, Major Henry Brackenbury.

Mark Acton, 2020 

South Elkington, Henry Langton Brackenbury
South Hykeham, St Michael, Churchyard
South Hykeham, St Michael, Churchyard
South Hykeham, St Michael, Churchyard

Gravestone of Rev. James Jones Reynolds. White's Directory 1872 reports :- 

"The rectory, valued in K.B. at £19. 16s. 2d., and now at £300, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. James Jones Reynolds, who has a commodious residence, built in 1869, at a cost of £1600, of which the sum of £800 was borrowed from the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, and the remainder contributed in equal amounts by the rector and the Lord Chancellor.

The corn-rents, in lieu of the great tithes of South Hyckham, were fixed in 1868, for 21 years, at £164. 0s. 6d. per annum ; besides which the rector has 83 acres of land, in lieu of his share of the tithes of Haddington"

DB 17 March 2024

South Hykeham, St Michael Churchyard, James Jones Reynolds
South Witham, St John Baptist, headstone
South Witham, St John Baptist, headstone
South Witham, St John Baptist, headstone

A headstone in Celtic style.

September 2010

South Witham, St John Baptist
Stamford, St Martin's Old Churchyard, Daniel Lambert's Gravestone
Stamford, St Martin's Old Churchyard, Daniel Lambert's Gravestone
Stamford, St Martin's Old Churchyard, Daniel Lambert's Gravestone

Daniel Lambert (13 March 1770 ' 21 June 1809) renowned as the heaviest man in England weighing 52 stone 11 lbs (335 kgs).

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

DB 3 July 2019 

Stamford, Daniel Lambert
Stapleford, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Stapleford, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Stapleford, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Stapleford is a good example of the chamfered quadrangular base of a medieval standing cross.

Situated on the south side of the church, it is believed to stand in or near its original position.

Limited disturbance of the area immediately surrounding the cross indicates that archaeological deposits relating to the monument's construction and use are likely to survive intact".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009215 

DB 2020

Stapleford, All Saints Churchyard, cross
Stenigot, St Nicholas, Gravestone (Burks)
Stenigot, St Nicholas, Gravestone (Burks)
Stenigot, St Nicholas, Gravestone (Burks)

The rose buds and foliage make this an eye-catching headstone to Charles William and Lucy Jane Burks.

He was Farm Manager for Col. H T Fenwick's land at Donington-on-Bain, living at Manor House Farm there.

The inscriptions read:
In loving memory of Charles Wiiliam Burks, who died January 21st 1935 aged 66 years
Sweetest memories of a dear mother Lucy Jane Burks, died Oct 11th 1960 aged 87

Jean Howard, November 2020
Stenigot, St Nicholas, Charles William Burks
Stewton, St Andrew, Churchyard, Gravestone
Stewton, St Andrew, Churchyard, Gravestone
Stewton, St Andrew, Churchyard, Gravestone

C18 gravestone.

DB 11 September 2022

Stewton, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, image
Stixwould, St Peter, Churchyard Cross
Stixwould, St Peter, Churchyard Cross
Stixwould, St Peter, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at St Peter's Church, Stixwould, is a good example of a medieval standing cross with a quadrangular base and octagonal shaft.

Situated on the south side of the church, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1010682 

DB 20 March 2019

Stixwould, Saint Peter, Churchyard Cross
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, Saxon Cross
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, Saxon Cross
Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, Saxon Cross

Saxon Cross in churchyard - scheduled ancient monument. 

DB 17 May 2018

Stoke Rochford, St Mary & St Andrew, Churchyard, saxon cross
Stroxton, All Saints, Churchyard
Stroxton, All Saints, Churchyard
Stroxton, All Saints, Churchyard

Another C18 headstone in memory of Richard Wing d.1766 & his wife Elizabeth Wing d. 1765.

DB 18 February 2023

Stroxton, All Saints Churchyard, image, Richard Wing
Strubby, St Oswald, Socket Stone
Strubby, St Oswald, Socket Stone
Strubby, St Oswald, Socket Stone

This socket stone may be the base of a churchyard cross but it has not previously been recorded. Investigations are underway as to its purpose and age.
 
According to oral tradition in the village it is thought to have been used as a "plague stone", that is, the recess was filled with vinegar to disinfect money left out for suppliers bringing food - not that there is any known outbreak of plague in Strubby.

Jean Howard, 23 July 2021

Strubby, Saint Oswald, Churchyard cross, plague stone, vinegar
Stubton, St Martin, Graveyard
Stubton, St Martin, Graveyard
Stubton, St Martin, Graveyard

Unusual columnar gravestone dated 1801.

DB 28 August 2018 

Stubton, St Martin, Church, gravestone
Swaby, St Nicholas, Marshall Gravestone
Swaby, St Nicholas, Marshall Gravestone
Swaby, St Nicholas, Marshall Gravestone

The gravestone of Woodthorpe Marshall has been placed on the brick plinth of the church and fastened to the wall with two iron clasps.

He died 4 May 1819. Perhaps reaching 94 years of age should be rewarded with an elevated position!

Jean Howard, 17 March 2021

Swaby, Saint Nicholas church, Woodthorpe Marshall Gravestone
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestones
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestones
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, Churchyard, Gravestones

Flat grave covers; a style found elsewhere in south-west Lincolnshire.

April 2018

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, gravestones
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone

An unusual cast-iron headstone close by the west end at St Michael's.

August 2010

Swaton, St Michael church iron gravestone, Sarah Allatt
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone
Swaton, St Michael, Churchyard, Gravestone

Broken cast-iron cross, once marking a grave in the churchyard of St Michael.

Unusually there were once several other cast-iron headstones or grave markers here.

August 2010

Swaton, St Michael iron gravestone
Swayfield, St Nicholas
Swayfield, St Nicholas
Swayfield, St Nicholas

Spring scene of celandines in the churchyard on the north side of the building.

March 2017

Swayfield, St Nicholas
Swinderby, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Swinderby, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Swinderby, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

Churchyard cross in memory of Rev. C. H. K. Long B.A. vicar 1876-1910.

DB 4 March 2024

Swinderby, All Saints, Churchyard Cross, C.H.K. Long
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard

Churchyard cross and church with Syston Old Hall in the background.

DB 14 March 2018   

Syston, St Mary, churchyard
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard Wall
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard Wall
Syston, St Mary, Churchyard Wall

"Wall, early C19; coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Wall crosses churchyard from north to south and is open at the centre to frame the vista of the church from the Park to the east"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360319?section=official-list-entry 

DB 19 June 2024

Syston, St Mary churchyard wall
Tathwell, St Vedast, Churchyard, Memorial
Tathwell, St Vedast, Churchyard, Memorial
Tathwell, St Vedast, Churchyard, Memorial

"Memorial to Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, died 1870, however the memorial itself probably c.1890"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1205237 

DB 27 May 2018

Tathwell, Saint Vedast, Churchyard, Memorial, Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard

View across the churchyard towards Tattershall Castle.

DB 4 November 2021

Tattershall Holy Trinity Churchyard Image
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard, Bankes Memorial
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard, Bankes Memorial
Tattershall, Holy Trinity, Churchyard, Bankes Memorial

Perhaps the most prominent memorial in the churchyard. Appears to be that of Langley Langton Bankes and his wives. Listed in White's Directory 1856 "Bankes Langley Langton, solicitor".

DB 28 October 2021

Tattershall Holy Trinity Church Image Bankes Memorial
Tealby, All Saints, Churchyard
Tealby, All Saints, Churchyard
Tealby, All Saints, Churchyard

Looking east across the churchyard from near the south porch with C18 headstones in the foreground.

DB 22 December 2019

Tealby, All Saints, churchyard
Temple Bruer, St John, War Memorial
Temple Bruer, St John, War Memorial
Temple Bruer, St John, War Memorial

War memorial in St John's churchyard.

Made by William Henry Maxey and son of Eastgate, Sleaford and Unveiled 31 July 1920.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/81471 

DB 2020

Temple Bruer, Saint John, war memorial, image
Tetford, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Tetford, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
Tetford, St Mary, Churchyard Cross

"Cross. C14. Limestone ashlar"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063703 

DB 18 January 2020

Tetford, Saint Mary, Church, Churchyard, Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Gravestone of Lieutenant-General Gonville Bromhead 1758-1822 created Baronet in 1806. Located immediately at the foot of the west tower.

His grandson Gonville Bromhead, youngest son of the third Baronet, received the Victoria Cross for his part in the defence of Rorke's Drift 1879.  He was played by Michael Caine in the film "Zulu". 

DB 15 February 2018 

Thurlby, General, Gonville Bromhead, Baronet
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Royal Air Force memorial cross inscribed "School of Recruit Training".

Many war and post war RAF graves in Thurlby churchyard which is located close to former airbase RAF Swinderby. 

DB 21 February 2018  

  

Thurlby, RAF Swinderby, School of Recruit Training, Graves
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard

Many war and post war RAF graves in Thurlby churchyard which is located close to former airbase RAF Swinderby. 

DB 15 February 2018  

Thurlby, RAF Swinderby, Graves
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross
Thurlby by Lincoln, St Germain, Churchyard Cross

A scheduled ancient monument. The Historic England listing states

".... The churchyard cross at Thurlby is a good example of the stepped base of a standing cross. Situated to the west of the tower, it is believed to stand in or near its original position. Limited disturbance of the area immediately surrounding the cross indicates that archaeological deposits relating to the monument's construction and use in this location are likely to survive intact. The cross has continued in use as a public monument and amenity from medieval times to the present day ..."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1013082 

DB 21 February 2018 

Thurlby, Churchyard Cross
Timberland, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Timberland, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross
Timberland, St Andrew, Churchyard Cross

In memory of Christopher George Wheat former parish priest who died 1908.

DB 22 May 2018

Timberland, Saint Andrew, church, churchyard cross, Christopher George Wheat
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard

The churchyard has been allowed to grow wild.

July 2016

Toynton All Saints, church
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard, Notice
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard, Notice
Toynton All Saints, Churchyard, Notice

Someone has made a valiant attempt to stir parishioners into action!

July 2016

Toynton All Saints, church notice
Utterby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Cross base
Utterby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Cross base
Utterby, St Andrew, Churchyard, Cross base

C14 cross base on the south side of Saint Andrew's church. 

DB 1 April 2018

Utterby, Cross Base
Waddingham, War Memorial
Waddingham, War Memorial
Waddingham, War Memorial

War memorial in St Mary and St Peter's churchyard unveiled 7th September 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54402

DB 8 July 2024

Waddingham, War Memorial
Waddington, St Michael, Churchyard
Waddington, St Michael, Churchyard
Waddington, St Michael, Churchyard

Commonwealth war graves in Saint Michael's churchyard.

DB 30 April 2018 

Waddington, St Michael church, churchyard, Commonwealth war graves
Walesby, All Saints, Churchyard, Brett Collier's Oak
Walesby, All Saints, Churchyard, Brett Collier's Oak
Walesby, All Saints, Churchyard, Brett Collier's Oak

Oak tree planted in memory of Major Brett Collier MBE (1920-2005) Area President of the Ramblers Asssociation who helped establish the route of the Viking Way.

A former Japanese Prisoner of War who had been sold to a mining company in Nagasaki and was "fortunate" to be underground when the second atomic bomb was dropped on 9th August 1945.

After digging themselves out of the collapsed mine-workings the prisoners found that their guards had fled. 

"After the war Brett became head of a school in Malaya before moving to Lincolnshire in 1960 to lecture at what was then Bishop Grosseteste College".

Author of many Lincolnshire walking books and articles. 

https://www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk/posts/view/memories-of-the-far-east-major-brett-collier 

DB 22 December 2019

Walesby, All Saints, Churchyard, Major Brett Collier, Rambler, Japanese Prisoner of War
Waltham, All Saints, Churchyard, Sir George Doughty
Waltham, All Saints, Churchyard, Sir George Doughty
Waltham, All Saints, Churchyard, Sir George Doughty

"Sir George Doughty JP (13 March 1854 – 27 April 1914) was a British ship-owner and politician from Grimsby in Lincolnshire. He sat in the House of Commons for most of the period from 1895 to 1914 ...

He was educated at the Wesleyan Higher Grade School in Grimsby, and became a merchant, a ship-owner, and a partner in the Grimsby-based firm of Hagerup, Doughty and Company Ltd.

He became an alderman of Grimsby, and was twice Mayor of the town, and was a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for the Lindsey area of Lincolnshire"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Doughty_(politician) 

DB 4 February 2023

Waltham, All Saints Churchyard, Sir George Doughty
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Bier-House
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Bier-House
Welton le Marsh, St Martin, Bier-House

A small building in the churchyard.

DB 6 July 2022

Welton le Marsh, Saint Martin Church, image
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard
West Ashby, All Saints, Churchyard

Masonic gravestone with the all-seeing eye of God at the top.

William Drewry Died May 27th 1801 Aged 81. 

Near south porch. 

DB 31 August 2019

West Ashby, All Saints, churchyard, Freemason
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross

The churchyard cross - with some medieval elements - is close by the south door.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, churchyard cross
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
West Rasen, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

The churchyard cross, with medieval base, is to the south of the church.

July 2013

West Rasen, All Saints church, churchyard cross
West Torrington, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
West Torrington, St Mary, Churchyard Cross
West Torrington, St Mary, Churchyard Cross

"Cross. C14. 1700, 1892. Limestone ashlar. 3 steps, the lower 2 C19, the central step inscribed with dedication to Reverend T. W. Mossman and his wife Anne"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063069 

DB 18 April 2019

West Torrington, Saint Mark, Church
Westborough, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Westborough, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Westborough, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

"Cross. C15 ... Shaft and octagonal knop intact"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253496 

DB 13 July 2020

Westborough, All Saints, Churchyard
Wildmore, St Peter, War Memorial
Wildmore, St Peter, War Memorial
Wildmore, St Peter, War Memorial

"The memorial was unveiled on 23 November 1920, in commemoration of nine local servicemen.

The ceremony followed a special service at St Peter's Church, after which the Bishop of Grantham, the Right Reverend John Edward Hine, unveiled the memorial and the Last Post was sounded by a bugler from the Lincolnshire Regiment.

The memorial masons were Messrs Browning and Sons of Spilsby.

Following the Second World War an additional inscription was added with three names"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1443731 

DB 7 May 2019

Wildmore, Saint Peter, Churchyard, War Memorial
Wilksby, All Saints, Churchyard
Wilksby, All Saints, Churchyard
Wilksby, All Saints, Churchyard

Plaque mounted in the churchyard with an area of woodland to the west.

DB 12 September 2021

Wilksby, All Saints Churchyard, diamond jubilee wood
Winthorpe, St Mary, churchyard cross
Winthorpe, St Mary, churchyard cross
Winthorpe, St Mary, churchyard cross

The cross to the south of the church has been restored on more than one occasion.

A bronze plaque at the base reads: 'This cross was restored in memory of Winthorpe men who gave their lives 1914-1920'

August 2013

Winthorpe, St Mary, churchyard cross
Withcall, St Martin, Grave Marker
Withcall, St Martin, Grave Marker
Withcall, St Martin, Grave Marker

The broken head of a cast metal grave marker, unusual at Withcall.

It reads:

MARY HAWKINS DIED NOVEMBER 1916 AGED 74 JESU MERCY.

Jean Howard, January 2021

Withcall, St Martin, Mary Hawkins
Wold Newton, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Wold Newton, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Wold Newton, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

Churchyard cross erected by members of the Wright family in 1908.

DB 3 September 2023

Wold Newton, All Saints Church Churchyard Cross
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard

Local signage states "St Andrew's Church was in front of you of - only the graveyard remains.

The church was damaged by a German parachute retarded bomb on 17 August 1943 - the same device that badly damaged the Royal Hotel (site of present day Royal Square).

The church was finally demolished in 1957"

DB 26 June 2020

Woodhall Spa, Saint Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard

An interesting headstone referencing the Indian Mutuny :- 

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM SANDERS WALTER. LATE CAPTAIN IN H.M. REGIMENT THE ROYAL 42ND HIGHLANDERS "THE BLACK WATCH" DIED FEB. 24TH 1885, AGED FORTY SEVEN. HE FOUGHT IN THE INDIAN MUTINY WITH ITS MANY HARD COTESTED BATTLES & SIEGES & WENT THROUGH GREAT HARDSHIPS. A GOOD SOLDIER OF CHRIST"

DB 16 April 2022

Woodhall Spa, Saint Andrew, Churchyard, Indian Mutiny, Willian Sanders Walter
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard
Woodhall Spa, St Andrew, Churchyard

"HERE STOOD THE ALTAR OF ST ANDREW'S CHURCH BUILT A.D. 1847. DEMOLISHED A.D. 1957."

DB 16 April 2022

Woodhall Spa, Saint Andrew, Churchyard
Wragby, Old Church
Wragby, Old Church
Wragby, Old Church

The site of the Old Church (All Saints) is approached by public footpath and nowadays via Cemetery Road. 

Old Church is about 0.2 miles to the southeast of the New Church (also All Saints).

DB 9 June 2020

Wragby, Old Church, All Saints
Wragby, Old Church
Wragby, Old Church
Wragby, Old Church

Plan of the Old Church marked out in the ground. Local signage states :-

"The Church which stood on this site is mentioned in The Domesday Book as a part of the manor of Euranis de Buron ... 

From a survey carried out by the Lincoln History and Archaeology Society, we can say that the earliest part of the church, the north aisle and its arcade, were built in the transitional Norman style.

The chancel arch was of early English type, perhaps opening into a contemporary (C13th) chancel.

To the north of the chancel was an aisle, which before the reformation served as a lady chapel ... 

The centre of Wragby moved westwards and the church fell out of use.

A faculty for its demolition was obtained in 1836, with only the chancel retained as a mortuary chapel.

The old church was demolished and materials sold off to help with the costs of the new church (built 1838) ... 

The chancel was finally demolished in 1981 having become derelict" 

DB 9 June 2020

Wragby, Old Church, All Saints
Wragby, Old Church, Elizabeth Pennington
Wragby, Old Church, Elizabeth Pennington
Wragby, Old Church, Elizabeth Pennington

Local signage states :-

"This large tomb stone is that of Elizabeth Pennington, the wife of Thomas Pennington, vicar at Bilsby. 

DB 9 June 2020

Wragby, Old Church, All Saints, Elizabeth Pennington
Wragby, Old Church, William Richardson
Wragby, Old Church, William Richardson
Wragby, Old Church, William Richardson

Local signage states that "William Richardson fought with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile where he was invalided"

DB 9 June 2020

Wragby, Old Church, All Saints, William Richardson, Battle of the Nile
Wroot, St Pancras, Wesley Memorial Stone
Wroot, St Pancras, Wesley Memorial Stone
Wroot, St Pancras, Wesley Memorial Stone

As a young man, John Wesley was a curate at Wroot for two years, where his father was then rector.

This commemorative stone stands at the entrance to Wroot churchyard.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Wroot, St Pancras church, John Wesley, memorial
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Gravestone (Adlercron)
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Gravestone (Adlercron)
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Gravestone (Adlercron)
Brigadier Adlercron was born in Co Meath, was educated at Eton and became a career soldier. He served in the Nile Expedition, the Second Boer War and throughout the WWI.
 
He was mentioned many times in despatches, received the Distinguished Service Order and bar and made a Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George.
 
Retiring in 1920 he served Lincolnshire as JP, was elected to Kesteven County Council and was made Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.
 
This splendid headstone combines an unusual shape, skilled letter cutting and the apt text "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death".
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodolph_Ladeveze_Adlercron
 
Jean Howard, July 2021
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Brigadier Rodolph Adlercron
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Headstones
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Headstones
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Headstones

The original churchyard has many very decorative headstones. A new section of graveyard has been opened close by in a former walled garden. 

Jean Howard, July 2021

Wyberton, St Leodegar, gravestones