The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and stands near Allington Hall. It is of Norman origin.
Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
The Anglican parish church in East Allington is dedicated to Saint James and was built before 1550. It was fully restored in 1855. For at least a century it operated as a chapel of ease under Sedgebrook parish. This church was demolished shortly after the two villages were united. The graveyard still exists and a cross marks the site of the old church altar.
Here is a photograph of the Old St. James site and the old churchyard burial yard supplied by Yvonne PARKER (who retains the copyright):
There is a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
Here is a photograph of Holy Trinity Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
Allington is one of those odd birds in the parish tree. The civil parish of Allington includes the two eclessiastical parishes of East Allington and West Allington. In ancient times, West Allington was an eclessiastical parish and East Allington was a chapelry (chapel of ease) of nearby Sedgebrook parish. There were two separate villages. East Allington was separated from the parish of Sedgebrook on 18 October 1872 and united with West Allington.
To further confuse things, East Allington is south and slightly west of West Allington. East Allington is north of Sedgebrook parish and West Allington is south of Long Bennington and Foston parishes. West of East Allington is Bottesford in Leicestershire. The two eclessiastical parishes cover about 2,100 acres of land.
The united village of Allington lies mostly in West Allington and partly in East Allington parish. It sits 4.5 miles north-west of Grantham and ten miles south-east from Newark. A little to the south of the village is an ancient Chalybeate spring called Saltwell. If you plan to visit:
The village has a web site with photographs and local information.
Take either the A52 trunk road west out of Grantham and turn north at Sedgebrook or take the A1 trunk road north as it passes Grantham and turn south at Foston.
The two parishes held a joint feast on Old Michaelmas Day.
Sewstern Lane is an old drove road (cattle or sheep driving) from ancient times. It is now Longmoor Lane through the villages of Sedgebrook and Allington and meets the A1 at Foston. It is likely that the drove road originally took a more westerly route.
"Allington: the story of a Linconshire village," by Brenda PASK, 1990, Ingelow Press Ltd., Boston, Lincolnshire, 48 pages, ISBN 09516-8880-4. A copy is at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Allington Hall was a handsome stone mansion, residence of John Earle WELBY in 1871. The Hall had been built in 1660. There is a farm house in the village that is said to be the original ancient manor house.
Allington Hall is now a hotel.
There is a photo of the Hall on Geo-graph taken in 2012.
Allington is a common name across England. The name derives from the Old English aetheling+tun, meaning "farmstead of the princes". It was rendered as Adelinctune in the 1086 Domesday Book. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
These surnames were taken from the 1872 White's Directory: AUCKLAND, BROUGHTON, BUTTERS, BUTTRESS, CAUNT, CLAY, EMINSON, FRENCH, HANDLEY, HARRISON, HOYES, MUXLOW, LOVITT, NEALE, SCRIMSHAW, SCRIMSHIRE, STOWKES, WELBY and WINTER.
These surnames were taken from the 1913 Kelly's Directory: AUCKLAND, BRIGGS, BURTON, BUTTERS, CRAGG, DOUBLEDAY, GOLDSMITH, HANDLEY, HARDY, IRWIN, KENWORTH, MUXLOW, NAYLOR, NOBES, PARTRIDGE, PIDD, SELBY, VOCE, WELBY, WILKINSON and WING.
The two parishes traditionally tended their poor as one township. Two charities provided a small annual gift for the poor, 40 shillings left by the Reverend BRADSHAW and 10 shillings left by the Reverend John CANN.