Covenham St Bartholomew

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Covenham St Bartholomew
St Bartholomew, Covenham St Bartholomew - geograph.org.uk - 430153.jpg
Church of St Bartholomew, Covenham St Bartholomew
Covenham St Bartholomew is located in Lincolnshire
Covenham St Bartholomew
Covenham St Bartholomew
 Covenham St Bartholomew shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF336949
   – London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°26′05″N 0°00′40″E / 53.434674°N 0.011001°E / 53.434674; 0.011001

Covenham St Bartholomew is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) north from Louth. The southern part of the village adjoins Covenham St Mary; both villages are ecclesiastical parishes and part of the civil parish of Covenham.

The Prime Meridian passes to the west of Covenham St Bartholomew.

The Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew.[1] The church is mainly in Decorated style, and formerly cruciform in plan before losing its north transept. It has a low central bell-tower. On the floor of the church is a monumental brass with an effigy of Sir John Skypwyth, 1415.[2] St Bartholomew's was repaired and re-seated in 1863[3] The manor of Covenham was an endowment to Covenham Priory, which itself was given by William I to the abbey of St Carileph at Le Mans. In 1303 the priory became unprofitable and was sold to Kirkstead Abbey.[2]

In the 19th century Covenham held Wesleyan, Primitive and Free Methodist chapels.[3]

Other Grade II listed buildings within the village are Haith's Farm House[4] and Mill House.[5]

To the north-east of the village is a large reservoir with public access.[citation needed]

Covenham St Mary[edit]

Church of St Mary, Covenham St Mary

The Covenham St Mary Grade II* listed parish church is dedicated to St Mary.[6] It is entirely of Decorated style, but was considerably restored in 1901.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Bartholomew (1063108)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 106, 107; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 368
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Haith's Farm House (1359934)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Mill House (1359933)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary (1063109)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 

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