Love in south carlton

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South Carlton, Lincolnshire. Inside is a Norman chancel arch and two reconstructed 13th century arcades. In fact they still live here in a beautiful early eighteenth century house to the east of the church. Everywhere you turn in St John's are reminders of this prominent county family. An impressive set of family hatchments decorate the nave walls and the sixteenth century rood screen is adorned with their coat of arms.

A in the nave pointing east directs you to 'the monument'. As you enter the chancel, passing a set of medieval stalls, you are little prepared for the impressive sight that is soon going to appear before you. Protected by spikey railings, the north chapel is entirely filled with large canopied monument reaching to the roof. This is the monument of Sir John and Lady Joan Monson who died in and respectively and was erected in by their son Sir Thomas, 1st Baronet.

Stone was at the height of his artistic powers and the work is accomplished. It needs considerable restoration. Beyond the monument to the north is the vast, but inaccessible Monson mausoleum, built in by William Watkins. Inside there are further family monuments including one to William Monson, 6th Baron, who was a noted 19th century antiquarian. The antiquarian sixth Baron Monson visited this church in September and found two Monson monuments within this 'very neat, small edifice'.

Set into a hillside, St Vincent's offers visitors stunning views across the Trent valley and features stained glass of local interest. On the western edge of the village below RAF Scampton, where the Dambuster raids were flown from and now home to the Red Arrows; there is an RAF chapel in the church with Squadron badges and there are several Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard.

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