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St Lawrence - Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 55.970 W 000° 43.538
30U E 652858 N 5867219
Quick Description: 15th century Grade I listed church built of Golden Ironstone, Sedgebrook.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/23/2015 11:02:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJFJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"Although its roots are in the 12th century, with nearby Newbo Abbey, its costruction was carried out between then and the 15th century, most of which is evident in the building we see today. It retains its Norman heritage both in the columns and arches of the north arcade and also the font, but the remainder is 15th century gothic.

Constructed from Golden Ironstone, mined locally at Denton, with Ancaster stone dressings, it is probably the largest of the 4 churches in the Saxonwell Group of Parishes, seating in excess of 150 people.

It has some fine architectural features notably woodwork of the 17th century pulpit, the rood screen and a mid 19th century organ.

It also has an illustrious history in the character of Sir John Markham, ‘The Upright Judge', who as Chief Justice of the King's Bench challenged the authority of Edward IV, by proclaiming that the King had no power over the judiciary, thereby confirming the role of the monarch as constitutional. He was removed from office and retired to Sedgebrook, living the remainder of his life in a loft above the Chantry chapel. "

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Building Materials: Stone

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