TF4375 : St James' church, Rigsby

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

St James' church, Rigsby
St James' church, Rigsby
Believed to be the first church of Alford and Rigsby, most probably Saxon, sequestrated by William the Conqueror and as with much of the area, given to Bishop Odo of Bayeux (his half brother).
Converted to a Chapelry by Robert de Welle in 1195, and given by Gilbert de Rigsby to the Gilbertine Priory of St Katherine at Lincoln.
The registrar of St James dates from 1686.
The present building of Ancaster stone dates from 1863, was designed by James Fowler, and was erected at a cost of 685. All the labourers in the Parish of Rigsby with Ailby contributed a weeks wages.
This replaced the chalk walled and thatched roof structure supported by wooden props. The inner portions of the doorway of the West frond and the arch from the nave to the vestry are remnants of the original Normal building.
The stained glass Catherine wheel window in the west front was given by Lady Mary Nisbet-Hamilton.
A sword and helmet were discovered in a tomb (unidentified) in the churchyard but are not now considered to be of Roman origin as then thought, more probably date from the 15th century.
The octagonal font dates from 1350-1500.

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TF4375, 43 images   (more nearby )
Contributed by
Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
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St James 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4308 7538 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.3684N 0:8.6006E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4306 7537
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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