All Saints

All Saints is an impressive sight. A maypole stands in Church Street and is a rare survival, the tradition of the maypole goes back to the 17th century and May Day continues to be celebrated by the village.

Hemswell, Lincolnshire

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Church Street
DN21 5UN

The village of Hemswell appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Helmeswelle and in 1066 was held by Earl Edwin. By 1086 all changed of course and Hemswell became the King's Land. There were 37 households listed so it was a reasonable sized village. Also 713 acres of meadow and 3 plough teams are documented in the main listing. There's a wealth of history surrounding this village and some great archaeological evidence has been uncovered. There's potential evidence of what was once a Neolithic long barrow and a Bronze Age axe head has also been found. Early Iron Age pottery, an inhumation plus 3rd and 4th century Roman pottery have also been unearthed which is not too surprising as the village is very close to the Roman road, Ermine Street. Three scenes on one of the delightful stained glass depicts The Agony in the Garden, Matthew 26:40-46. Inside can be found a plaque with the date of 1754 which is when the mediaeval south aisle was removed and the old tower demolished. In the south of the chancel there is a late 13th century sedilia. The font is 13th century, built on a 19th century base and bears the arms of the Monson family. The organ is by Forster and Andrews and was installed in 1871 on a purpose built west gallery.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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