Spital in the Street, Lincolnshire.
The first documentary evidence of a chapel is in Between and the chapel was reconstructed by Thomas de Aston, Archdeacon of Stow, and a prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral; the Pope granted special privileges to those who contributed to the rebuilding. For many years, during the English Reformation the chapel was used as a meeting house for the Lindsey Quarter Sessions but when the Wrays built a new sessions house nearby in the old chapel became derelict.
The chapel was rebuilt inusing some materials salvaged from the build and the new chapel was probably smaller than its predecessor. Continuing as a chapel to serve the almshouses and the local community it was refurbished again in following damage and neglect during the Civil War.
In John Pretyman rebuilt the chapel taking the unusual step of reorientating the building with the communion table at the west end rather than the east. The restored chapel was furnished out with box pews, again possibly reused from earlier builds.
A final refurbishment in which the sanctuary was raised and a perpendicular style roof installed resulted on October 7, with Bishop Edward King coming to Spital to reopen the chapel which continued to function until the s. A dwindling congregation and the closure and sale of the almshouses caused the chapel to become redundant.
In it was purchased by the Spital Chantry Trust of St Edmund which is dedicated to the restoration and refurbishment.
A hospital 'Spittal on the Street' was also built in by Thomas Aston, where a chantry had been founded in by John Vendour, vicar of Tealby. Thomas Aston also obtained permission from the Pope to appropriate to the new hospital the churches of Little Carlton and Skellingthorpe, of which he was patron.
A warden and a certain of poor persons were to be maintained in the hospital, which was to remain under the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. This house was not suppressed among the hospitals generally at the Dissolution.
A superb late 11th century church with a stained glass window by Charles Kempe in the Saxon tower and a fine marble tomb of Sir Christopher Wray, Chief Justice of England during Elizabeth I's reign, with his wife and children. The treasures inside include two notable medieval monuments to past rectors, the most prominent is of William de Harrington, who died arounddressed in cassock and hood with a skull cap, his feet are supported on a bracket decorated with a green man and his head on a pillow supported on two angels. St Peter's sits in the heart of the village, it is a delightful church containing some fine treasures.
We'd love to keep you posted when we add new churches, trails and inspiring ideas for places to visit. up to our monthly five minute update.
Category:spital in the street
ExploreChurches has been developed by the National Churches Trust using our core funds. Please consider making a donation or, even better, become a Friend of the National Churches Trust.
Your church is unique, we would love to include it on ExploreChurches. It's quick and simple. About this church The first documentary evidence of a chapel is in Share this .
up here. Donate today. Add your church.