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Report - The Church of St Michael, Market Stainton, Lincolnshire, April 2019


HughieD

28DL Regular User
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1. The History
This parish church stands near to Market Stainton Hall and is dedicated to St Michael and dates from the 13th century. It is Grade II listed and built of greenstone, limestone and red brick and consists of a chancel and nave with south porch and a large embattled western tower. The church is disused having been made redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln and is currently for sale by private treaty, on the Instructions of Diocese of Lincoln at a guide piece of £20,000. It underwent heavy restoration in Victorian times. As far back as 1871 White's guide suggests the church was in dire straits with no parish priest, few villagers and those unlikely to be wealthy (wrong jobs).

Despite this it was restored in 1886 by a Grantham Justice of the Peace and then again in 1909. It’s a relatively small church with only seating for 80. It houses monuments of the Walesby family. In July 2010 it was reported as "filthy and neglected" and on the night of 7th October 2011 lead was stolen from the roof.

2. The Explore
Vert east come easy go. Situated in a very sleepy Lincolnshire wolds village. Hopefully a buyer will be found, and this medieval gem will be saved. The price tag is cheap, but the issues here are that it is Grade II listed and it have not been approved to conversion for domestic dwelling.

3. The Pictures

View from the Graveyard:

img0536 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Love these geese-topped railings:

img0537 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The western tower:

img0484 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img0497 by HughieDW, on Flickr

No forth-coming services:

img0485 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Old tomb:

img0528 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Interior shots:

img0487bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

Commemorative plaque in memory to the Walesby family:

img0488 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The font:

img0514 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Market Stainton 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img0531 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img0496 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Good to see it open again - was sealed up pretty soon after I went a couple of years back! It's my favourite church I've shot in this country by a long way.
 

HughieD

28DL Regular User
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Good to see it open again - was sealed up pretty soon after I went a couple of years back! It's my favourite church I've shot in this country by a long way.
OK - I'll come clean ;)
It is locked up. Didn't actually set foot inside the church. Used open windows to get those shots.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
OK - I'll come clean ;)
It is locked up. Didn't actually set foot inside the church. Used open windows to get those shots.
You did very well then!

I know a couple of my friends went after it had been locked up and by pure chance ran into a neighbour who actually holds the key to the building, so were let in for a look around.
 

HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
You did very well then!

I know a couple of my friends went after it had been locked up and by pure chance ran into a neighbour who actually holds the key to the building, so were let in for a look around.
Ha ha! Just goes to show, timing is everything...
 

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