1998

TF0659 : Lychgate to St Oswald's Church, off Main Street Blankney

taken 26 years ago, near to Blankney, Lincolnshire, England

Lychgate to St Oswald's Church, off Main Street Blankney
Lychgate to St Oswald's Church, off Main Street Blankney
Grade II Listed Lychgate by G F Bodley and inscribed 'ERECTED IN MEMORY OF FLORENCE CHAPLIN, 1883'.
St Oswald's church, Blankney

Grade II*listed

The village of Blankney predates the Norman Conquest, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. There was probably an Anglo-Saxon church before the present one.
The church dates from the 12th century onwards. The tower was rebuilt in 1805, and the church restored in 1880.
It consists of a west tower, nave and aisles, a chancel with a north chantry chapel and a south porch.
The tower is of three stages with clasping buttresses and is topped by crocketted pinnacles. The south face has an octagonal stair turret. The tower has gargoyles at each corner, and there are eight bells.
The nave has a three Bay arcade with octagonal piers and stone seats around the bases. The tower arch is 19th-century, the chancel arch is similar to the arches and a Chantry Chapel, all with octagonal piers. The north aisle arch also has dogtooth decoration.
There is a heavily restored double sedilia. The wooden roofs, pulpit, choir stalls and pews are 19th century and there is a wooden reredos from circa 1900 which is painted and gilded.
There is a white marble monument to Lady Florence Chaplin who died in 1881 by Sir Edgar Boehm. The Chaplins were the owners of Blankney Hall which was built in the 1820s. The Hall caught fire in 1945 and was never rebuilt.



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TF0659, 27 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Jo and Steve Turner   (more nearby)
Date Taken
October 1998   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 July, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0681 5998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.5779N 0:24.3135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0682 5997
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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