It is quite a while since I took some photographs around the outside of St. Mary's, Manby. Since then I have been promising myself to have a quick look round the inside. As I had to visit two other places in Manby I took the opportunity to see whether it was open.
Saint Mary's Manby dates back to the 15th Century and may have been built on the site of an earlier church. One clue is a late Anglo-Saxon slab which was discovered during Victorian restoration work. It can now be seen embedded in the north wall of the Nave.
On entering the church through the North porch the font is the first item to be seen:
It was very dark inside which made the magnificent East window stand out:
Close view of the central figure:
Either side, behind the choir stalls, are identical windows:
From the outside I was just able to make out another stained glass window near the base of the tower.
Unfortunately this is hidden from view behind the organ loft:
A couple of views of the pulpit:
One of the roof timbers:
and finally a brass memorial plaque:
All photographs taken with my trusty Nikon Coolpix S9050 pocket camera.
Its tiny built in flash gun did a grand job dispelling the gloom.
Information found on midmarshchurches.org.uk and Lincs to the Past web sites.
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