SK9856 : Interior, All Saints' church, Wellingore

taken 4 years ago, near to Wellingore, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Interior, All Saints' church, Wellingore
Interior, All Saints' church, Wellingore
There is an unbroken record of priests in charge of this Parish from the year 1200 to the present time.
The church stands on the site of an ancient Saxon church. The chancel walls and south ground floor of the nave are believed to be from the “transitional period”: 1145-1190. The chancel arch, west tower and spire relate to the early “decorated style Of 1250-1350. The north ground story of the nave, the clerestory and the west windows of the aisle derive from the “rectilinear period” of 1350-1500.
Among the most noteworthy architectural features of the church are the Norman sedilia on the south of the chancel (1160), next to the piscina. Also, the artistic adaptation of the pier capitals on the south side of the nave and the excellent simplicity of the old oak seats.
In the north aisle is a monument with alabaster effigies of a knight in armour and his lady. These are considered to be of Richard de Buslingthorpe and his wife Isabella, through whom he acquired the Manor of Wellingore. This mausoleum probably dates from 1420. On the adjacent wall is a brass plate dating from 1637.
When the organ was completely overhauled in 1981, a wall monument in slate or stone was discovered beside it, commemorating the death of one Charles Wingfelde who died in April 25, 1575. There is a shield embellished with 15 heraldic quarterings, indicating a family of some importance.
The tower has six bells, one probably dating from 15th century. Campanologists from all over the country come to ring the bells of Wellingore and are pleasantly surprised at the quality of their tone.
On the outside, the tower is battlemented and the 14th century parapet spire was restored in 1924. The base of the tower shows the church to be 246.6 feet above sea level.
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 September, 2013
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Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
All Saints 
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Wellingore 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9822 5653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8167N 0:32.0763W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9821 5653
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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