St Mary's Church, Hainton
Hainton shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|- London||125 mi (201 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Market Rasen|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Louth and Horncastle|
Hainton is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A157 road, 10 miles (16 km) west from Louth and 5 miles (8 km) south-east from Market Rasen.
In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded a now listed school built by G. F. Heneage in 1846. Agricultural production in the 2,306 acres (9.33 km2) acre parish was chiefly wheat, barley, oats and turnips.
Hainton Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Mary. A parish church originating in the 11th century, with changes in the 13th and refurbishment in the 14th, it was possibly re-modelled by Capability Brown in 1763. It was restored by Edward James Willson in 1848 who retained early Norman lower stages of the tower and Early English nave arcades.
Cox states: "The church (St Mary) is of much interest, especially for its monuments". Monuments and effigies to the Heneage family date back to the 15th century, and are set within the north chapel off the chancel.
Hainton Hall has been the seat of the Heneage family since the reign of Henry III. It is set in a park of 145 acres (0.59 km2), landscaped by Capability Brown about 1763. The present hall was built in 1638 with later additions, and a rebuilding and raising of the west wing, and the facing of the whole house in stucco, by Peter Atkinson in 1809. A porch was added by William Burn in 1875. Behind the south front are Georgian interiors. The main interior hall, of two-story height with staircase to an upper landing, has plasterwork in Rococo style. The Morning Room has ceiling patterns perhaps by James Gibbs.
In 1838 Thomas Moule noted ancestral family portraits at the Hall, particularly one of Sir Thomas Heneage, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Queen Elizabeth.
In the estate grounds is the Roman Catholic chapel of St Francis De Sales, now Grade II listed, designed by Willson. Erected in 1836 by G. H. Heneage, it was dedicated to Heneage's late wife.
Hainton public house is the Heneage Arms.
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