Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Lady Ripon and Church of All Saints


In 1862 the Countess pulled down the eighteenth century church of St Peter, which had had so short and troubled a career.

The Countess went on to build the present fine church of All Saints in memory of her husband. This church was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and is one of the finest modern churches in Lincolnshire. It was consecrated by Bishop Jackson on December 16th 1862.

In 1867 Lady Ripon died at the age of 74, leaving the bulk of her property to her son, who had been created Marquess of Ripon.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: All comments are moderated and will not be posted until screening has taken place. This is to ensure no foul language is posted online. Please leave your name if you are making a comment, even if it is just a first name - thank you.