St Mary's Church, Hainton
|Post town:||Market Rasen|
|Louth and Horncastle|
The village pub is the Heneage Arms.
The village is the site of a Mediæval settlement, with evidence of earthworks indicating a ridge and furrow field system and crofts.
The parish church, St Mary originated in the 11th century, with changes in the 13th and refurbishment in the 14th. It was possibly re-modelled by Capability Brown in 1763. The church is a Grade I listed building.
Cox states: "The church (St Mary) is of much interest, especially for its monuments". Monuments and effigies to the Heneage family date back to the 15th century, and are set within the north chapel off the chancel.
The rectory at Hainton was once the home of the Tudor composer William Byrd; in 1562/3, the lease of the rectory was granted by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral to Byrd for a period of 41 years.
Hainton Hall has been the seat of the Heneage family since the reign of King Henry III]]. It is set in a park of 145 acres, landscaped by Capability Brown about 1763. The present hall was built in 1638 with later additions, and a rebuilding and raising of the west wing, and the facing of the whole house in stucco, by the architect Peter Atkinson in 1809. A porch was added by William Burn in 1875. Behind the south front are Georgian interiors. The main interior hall, of two-story height with staircase to an upper landing, has plasterwork in Rococo style. The Morning Room has ceiling patterns perhaps by James Gibbs.
In 1838 Thomas Moule noted ancestral family portraits at the Hall, particularly one of Sir Thomas Heneage, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to Queen Elizabeth.
In the estate grounds stands the Roman Catholic chapel of St Francis De Sales, now Grade II listed, designed by Willson. Erected in 1836 by G. H. Heneage, it was dedicated to Heneage's late wife.
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- National Monuments Record: No. 1050936 – Hainton
- National Heritage List England no. 1147298: Church of St Mary (Grade I) (listing)
- Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 515, 152; Methuen & Co. Ltd
- Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1964; 1989 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09620-0
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- Hainton in the Domesday Book
- National Heritage List England no. 1359970: School and Schoolmaster's House (Grade II) (listing)
- Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, pp. 463, 464
- National Heritage List England no. 1063102: Hainton Hall (Grade I) (listing)
- Moule, Thomas; The English Counties Delineated, Volume 2, p. 216; London, George Virtue (1838). Retrieved 16 August 2011
- National Heritage List England no. 1308552: Chapel of St Francis De Sales (Grade II) (listing)
- National Heritage List England no. 1147323: Stable Block to Hainton Hall (Grade II) (listing)
- London Gazette: , 9 June 1896.
- L. G. Pine (1972). The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms. London: Heraldry Today. p. 146.