Holton cum Beckering
|Holton cum Beckering|
All Saints Church, Holton cum Beckering
|Holton cum Beckering shown within Lincolnshire|
|Population||140 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||125 mi (201 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MARKET RASEN|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Holton cum Beckering is a small village and civil parish in West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) south from Market Rasen at the junction of the B1202 and B1399 roads. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 140.
All Saints' Church is a Grade I listed Anglican church. Kelly's mentions that it comprises a chancel, nave, aisles and south porch, and a square tower containing three bells, with the chancel incorporating richly painted frescoes and a carved oak screen separating the chancel from the nave. Benches were carved by a Mr Swaby of Marsh Chapel when the chancel was rebuilt in 1851 by a Mr Nicholson of Lincoln. The church was restored in 1859-60 and 1870-74 by George Gilbert Scott, who rebuilt the north arcade and added, according to Pevsner, a "glittering mosaic reredos... made, according to Canon Binnal, by a Catholic Italian who insisted on smoking his pipe while doing it". Also noted was a chalice and paten cover dated 1569 Scott also repaired both aisles, and rebuilt a mortuary chapel and the whole roof.
The village was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary Conchies of Holton-Cum-Beckering on 7 May 2007. Presented by Billy Bragg, it interviewed the surviving members of a group of Second World War conscientious objectors who formed themselves into farming communities and an amateur dramatic society.
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- "It's a Golden Globe for Jim Broadbent", Louth Leader, 14 January 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2011
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- "Conchies of Holton-Cum-Beckering", BBC Radio 4, 7 May 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2011