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Waithe, Lincolnshire | by Vitrearum (A B Barton)
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Waithe, Lincolnshire

In 1861 George Haigh of Grainsby commisioned Louth architect James Fowler to rebuild the derelict medieval church at Waithe as a family mausoleum. Fowler built a complete new church in the Early English style around the remaining Saxo-Norman tower of the late 11th century. Fowler added lavish internal decoration, the chancel with apse is a riot of colour due to the profuse use of Minton encaustic tiles. The chancel walls incorporate lozenge shaped memorials to members of the Haigh family buried in a vault beneath.

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Taken on June 17, 2008