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St Andrew, Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire

(53°19′43″N, 0°8′49″W)
Donington on Bain
TF 235 829
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
8 January 1995

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Donington on Bain is a village in the Lincolnshire Wolds in the East Lindsey district of the county, 6 miles SW of Louth and a similar distance N of Horncastle. Donington is on the River Bain, a tributary of the Witham, and the church faces the main road through the village. The unbuttressed W tower of this church is Romanesque, but the bulk of the rest of the structure, consisting of nave and chancel, has been restored. The N nave aisle was removed c. 1779 and the chancel was restored in 1868. The baptismal font is Romanesque and bears a rudimentary carved design.


In the Domesday Survey, Donington was sokeland of the manor of Belchford held by Ivo Taillebois in demesne, and assessed at 6 carucates. Before the Conquest it was held by Stori of Bolingbroke.





Pevsner refers to the base of the font as a "circular E.E. capital reversed," but it is clearly a column base that has been flipped upside-down.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 195895

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record. HER no. MLI40730

  1. N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1964, 226.