All Hallows church, grade I listed, is a focal point in the pretty village of Harthill. The exterior has wonderful examples of architecture between the 12th and 16th centuries and inside can be seen exquisite Italian wooden carvings, a large chancel with marble floors, beautiful stained glass windows and the tomb of the 1st Duke of Leeds. The large peaceful churchyard contains many ancient monuments and the 17th century Old Schoolroom is adjacent.
There has been a building on the site since 1230, when Simon de Tynton was presented by William de Lisures to be the first Rector.
Following the wooded sign that points down a green lane, you emerge at the entrance to a field and the most spectacular view of All Saints church and the Lincolnshire Wolds hills, it is quite breathtaking.
Designed by GF Bodley and dedicated in 1862, All Saints is of major importance as his first collaboration with William Morris.
The present church is from about 1400 but there is ample evidence of an earlier 12th century Norman church. The outward appearance is perpendicular but inside is something unique to English parish churches. Described by Nicholas Pevsner as ‘one of the architectural sensations of Cumberland'.
This pretty church church stands on a hill overlooking idyllic countryside. The first church here dates from the 14th century, but the earliest written record is from 1474, when it appears to have been a chapel of ease or possibly a domestic chapel for the Fittons of Siddington Hall. The chapel was timber framed, but much of the timberwork was pulled down in the 18th century to be replaced by brick.
The impressive church at Goxhill provides a great backdrop to some fascinating history. Goxhill sits close to the coast in the north of Lincolnshire, close to Thornton Abbey and Barrow Haven.
The first noticeable feature about All Saints is its position in the town. You see this church does not face east.
Set in a lovely rural hamlet on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, grade I listed All Saints is a gem of a church, with a wonderful chancel and its connections with Italy.
All Saints is by far the oldest church in Wigan but when it was founded and when the Christian religion was first established in Wigan is unknown. The earliest possible mention of a church at Wigan occurs in the Domesday Survey of 1086.