All Saints Church :: Shared Description

Grade II* Listed Parish church. Recorded as far back as 1240 it is possible the first church in Pilham dates back to 1190-1200. In 1715 the church is reported in good order save for the steeple and by 1742 it is reported that all is in good order, suggesting the church may have been built by then. The Quinquennial inspection of 1956 states that the Church is Georgian (1715-1790) and was built on the site of a larger Medieval Church in the Early years of the 18th Century. However all other references suggest a date about or after 1750 including resemblance to the Parish Church in Gainsborough that was built in 1744. Containing all the components of a larger church it is widely believed that All Saints Pilham is one of the smallest Churches in England. In 1884 a spell of building started resulting in the tower being partly rebuilt, the windows fitted with cathedral glass and a new pulpit and the pews were lowered and rearranged to cater for seating 60. Between 1916 and 1920 a number of repairs were carried out including in November 1919 the old bell being taken from the tower and re-cast and re-hung in July 1920 at a cost of £150. The boiler house and radiator heating was added in 1925 followed by electric light in 1949 but by 1956 electric heating had been installed that lasted until replacement in 1996.
by Jo Turner
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SK8693 : All Saints Church, Pilham by Jo Turner
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SK8693 : All Saints' church, Pilham by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK8693 : All Saints Church Pilham by Jo Turner


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Created: Fri, 3 Jun 2016, Updated: Fri, 3 Jun 2016

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