All Saints' church, Hough on the Hill :: Shared Description

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The church dates from the 11th century onwards and consists of a west tower with a circular stair turret, nave with north and south aisles, south porch, rectangular chancel with north aisle.
The tower stair turret dates from the 11th century, and is attached to the west wall of an earlier tower. Only four such turrets survive in this country. The tower itself dates from the 11th century and was built later than the nave. The upper part of the tower is from the 15th century and it is topped with battlements and eight pinnacles. Most Lincolnshire Anglo-Saxon towers were two stages, this one has three. The eaves of the tower have projecting gargoyles, and there is a frieze of small animals and characters below the battlements
The nave is the oldest part of the church the walls were originally 10 m high with a thatched roof. Most of the internal walls are plastered.
In the 13th century, 2 Bay arcades were added on each side with octagonal piers. There is an entrance to a Rood loft. In the 15th century a clerestory was added of four windows each of two lights.. The roof was restored in 1906.
The chancel dates from the 13th century, there is a sedilia and aumbry in the south wall. The east window is from the 15th to 16th century. The north side has a 13th century style arcade inserted after the chancel was built.
The porch was built in the 13th century and the steep pitched roof was replaced in the 15th century. The small window is a reused Anglo-Saxon one. The stone seats have games etched into them.

Church was restored in 1845. Most of the internal fittings are 19th century.
by Julian P Guffogg
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SK9246 : Organ, All saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : East window, All Saint's church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Gargoyle, All saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : All Saints' nave roof, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Gargoyle, All saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : Tower and Stair-Turret, All Saints' church, Hough-on-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Stained glass window, All Saint's church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : All Saints' church by Richard Croft
SK9246 : All Saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : All Saints' church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : All Saints' church by Richard Croft
SK9246 : Vicar's chair and desk, All saints' church by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : All Saints' church tower by Richard Croft
SK9246 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Grotesque, All saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : Carved Nativity Scene, All Saints' church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Pulpit carvings, All Saints' church, Hough-On-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg
SK9246 : Interior, All saints' church, Hough on the Hill by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK9246 : Interior, All Saint's church, Hough-on-The-Hill by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Fri, 15 Mar 2013, Updated: Mon, 4 Apr 2016

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