TF0638 : St Peter & St Paul Church, Osbournby

taken 7 years ago, near to Osbournby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St Peter & St Paul Church, Osbournby
St Peter & St Paul Church, Osbournby
The Domesday Survey records a church on this site in 1086 in the possession of Gilbert of Ghent the wealthiest landowner on the county at that time.
The West end of the church is probably the oldest part dating from 12th or early 13th century with walls made of rubble which is 8ft thick in places. The South aisle once extended to embrace the tower but this section was demolished. Most of the church was constructed in 1320 with the nave, south aisle chancel and porch being rebuilt at this time.
A further extensive restoration was begun in 1873 when the roof was replaced and the east window and pews were installed (cost £1,460).
Only the lower portion of the rood screen remains at Osbournby.
The bell tower is relatively short and has disturbed stonework at its base. There is a Norman Lancet window in the west wall of the tower but the newel staircase climbing to the belfry is of a later date set in an ogee arch. The upper part of the tower is 14th century.
In 1965 the tower was found to be dangerously cracked and bulging and had to be strengthened. The clock which was removed from the tower face dates from 1740 and now resides in the North Aisle.
In the belfry are the following rules:-
"This is a Belfry that is free
For all that sivil be
And if you please to ring
Or chime it is a very pleasant thing
There is no music played or sung
Like bells when they’r well rung
Then ring your bell well if you can
Silence is for every man
If here you swear or ring in hat
Sixpence you pay, beware of that
And if a bell you overthrow
Two pence you pay before you go"
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TF0638, 36 images   (more nearby )
Contributed by
Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
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St Peter and St Paul 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 069 381 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.7959N 0:24.6132W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 069 381
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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