TF0830 : A dab of paint

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

A dab of paint
A dab of paint
I was intrigued to see that someone has added a dab of gold paint to the 4 corner finials on TF0830 : St James' Church: Enclosed graves - no other attempt at maintenance has been done.
St James' Church, Aslackby
The existing Parish church dates from around 1300, 1320 and the mid 15th century. It was restored in the 19th century and the chancel was largely rebuilt. The bulk of the church is roofed in lead with just the chancel in Collyweston slate.
The tower is early 14th century and is particularly ‘clasped’ by the north and south aisles. It has 3 stage angle buttresses – the north west buttress contains the stair turret. The tower has huge blind openings some of which appear to have been filled in at a later date – the ‘straight’ joints can be seen clearly both inside and out. A moulded string course defines the bell chamber. There are bell openings on all sides each with a pointed head and two ogee headed lights with a quatrefoil above. A clock has been inserted in the south bell opening. It commemorates the men of Aslackby who fell in the Great War. It replaced an earlier clock and the original wooden pulley wheels are still to be seen in the bell chamber.
The north aisle is thought to be of around 1300. It has a plinth and moulded string course. The west window has a chamfered surround and ‘Y’ tracery, and a hood mould. Near the west end is a blocked doorway.
The north wall of the chancel is the oldest part of the church with two plain 13th century Early English lancet windows. The chancel was much restored in 1856 and has a plinth and string course. There are blocked openings on the east and west sides with hood moulds running into a string course. There are benches beneath the blocked openings and much graffiti, and possible blade sharpening grooves on the western sill. The porch may have been used as a schoolroom. An unusual flowing (some say clumsy) cusped parapet runs the length of the south aisle and has been described as saracenic (the style and architecture of Islam) which is interesting, though perhaps coincidental, bearing in mind Aslackby’s connection with the Middle East through the Knights Templar.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Grave 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0856 3038 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.5983N 0:23.3407W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0856 3038
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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