Newton by Toft, Lincolnshire
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: St Michael's church
The two villages of Newton-by-Toft and Toft-next-Newton together, plus the small hamlet of Newtoft, make up the parish of Toft Newton.
St Michael's ChurchThe small church of St Michael dates to at least the 12th century, with evidence of alteration in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, plus a comprehensive restoration in 1860 under the direction of James Fowler, and architect from Louth. The very simple church is composed of a nave, chancel, and south porch, with a bellcote over the western gable. There is a late 13th century window in the chancel and a blocked north arcade from the same period.
The unadorned chancel arch is 12th century, but all the interior furnishings date to the Victorian restoration. Flanking the altar are a pair of 14th century effigies. One depicts a woman with her feet resting on a dog, her hands clasped in prayer. An inscription records her name simply as 'Helene'. On the opposite side is an effigy of a male, his feet resting on a woolsack. The inscription states his name as 'William'.
About Newton by Toft
Address: Newton by Toft, Lincolnshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Wright, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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