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Lincolnshire Various Villages 1910
Lincolnshire Various Villages 1910
Here are a selection of my postcards of Lincolnshire areas outlying Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Lincoln with some comments about the scenes.

This page includes Laceby, Little Coates (before it was absorbed into Grimsby), Louth, Markby, Market Rasen, Nettleton, Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham, all in Lincolnshire.

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A used postcard dated 6 Feb 1914

A used but undated postcard, the 10p stamp
is from the early 1980s but the image seems
to be a reproduction of an earlier scene

An unused photo postcard probably dating
from the 1950s

An unused postcard probably circa 1914

An unused postcard difficult to date.

This large memorial is of a lady with children
and a guardian angel, It is the memorial
erected to Consul Peter Henrik Haagensen
who was born at Loss in Norway in 1837 and
his wife Janna. He died at Bournemouth in

A used postcard dated 25 Aug 1910.

Views show the three Laceby Churches, the
Post Office and a Memorial that is also
featured below.

An unused card but dated on the back as 26
Oct 1905.
A church has been at Laceby since 1172, the
lower part of the tower dates from this period
and it has a ring of five bells. John Whitgift,
Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of
Queen Elizabeth 1, was rector from 1572-77.
He is commemorated in stained-glass
windows in the vestry and chancel.

An unused card but again dated on the back
as Oct 1905.

A used postcard dated 1957

Although no evidence of it here, Little Coates
had a population of 91 in 1901 and was a
separate village outside of Grimsby until 1928
when it was absorbed.

A used postcard dated 22 Dec 1906

Very similiar to the scene above but this time
showing a bridge across the river.

An unused post card but dated as 1906.

A used postcard dated 31 Dec 1909

An unused postcard probably dating from the

The same view as the card above with the
addition of telegraph poles.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

This beautiful area with the shallow River Lud
running through it was gifted to Louth in 1907.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

A very similiar scene to the one above.

A used postcard dated 2 Nov 1976

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1981.

A used but undated postcard possibly from
around 1910 but very difficult to date.

This is believed to be the Thorpe Hill paper
mill at Westgate Bridge built in 1794/5, in
1842 it switched to corn milling until around
1920. Laterly it has been a trout farm and
more recently it has been converted to
residential use.

An unused postcard from around the 1900s?

This fine 15th century church has the tallest
spire (295 feet) of any medieval church in the
country. The spire was not completed until

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1915.

One of the few remaining thatched churches
in the country and is the only one in
Lincolnshire, it may have been built from the
ruins of Markby Priory. It is still in use today.

A used postcard dated 16 Nov 1914.

The church has parts dating back to the 12th
century, with a 15th century tower and had
extensive restoration by James Fowler in

A used postcard dated 7 Sep 1912

The list of Rectors goes back to 1257 and the
church has three bells dated 1480, 1617 and
1672. Sadly these can no longer be rung.
There is also a doorway that is said to be late

A used postcard dated 24 Jul 1929.

The Rectory was built in the early 1800s, is
now a private house and is Grade II listed.

An unused postcard from around the 1960s.

New Waltham is a village in NE Lincolnshire
just south of Grimsby and Cleethorpes, it was
originally part of the parish of Waltham but
became a village in its own right in 1961.

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1907.

A picturesque valley a few miles south west of
Grimsby in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

The church is of Norman origins.

Erected in memory of Henry Handley 1797-
1846 Member of Parliament.

A used postcard dated 5 Nov 1979.

An unused postcard probably circa 1910.

This card has an extract from "The Brook" by
Alfred Lord Tennyson -

By thirty hills I hurry down,
Or slip between the ridges.
By twenty thorps a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.

An unused postcard again difficult to date but
could be of around 1910.

Alfred Lord Tennyson was born here in this
fine Georgian building in 1809.

A used postcard dated 15 Feb 1921.

The Father of the Poet Laureate Alfred Lord
Tennyson was a Rector here and is buried

An unused card probably from around the
early 1900s reproduced from a painting.

A view from the opposite side to the card

A used but un-posted card probably from
around 1910.

Alfred Lord Tennyson was born and raised in
the village and baptised in this Church. 

An unused card probably from around 1910.

was renovated in the 19th Century and a
thatched roof remained until the turn of the
20th Century.

An unused card again probably from around

An unused postcard, difficult to date but
possibly around 1910.

(This replaces a card from the same period 
that had a poor, black and white image.)

An unused postcard possibly 1920s.

This fine row of georgian properties fronts onto
the River Welland than runs through the
centre of the town.

An unused postcard which maybe 1970s or

This small market town in the South
Lincolnshire Fens holds an annual Flower
Ferstival during which many floats are
decorated with thousands of flower heads and
paraded through the town.

A used postcard dated 19 Aug 1907

Spurn Point is in East Yorkshire so should
not be listed with my collection of cards from
Lincolnshire but I like the spot and it's my
collection so I can add what I like!

A used postcard dated 19 Aug 1957.

All Saints' has been described by Simon
Jenkins in "England's Thousand Best
Churches" as "'The whole composition faces
the main square in a bravura display of Gothic
architecture, expressing Stamford's
confidence in its mercantile wealth.'" The
church was built in the 13th century on the
earlier site of an existing church at the time of
the Domesday Book of 1086.

An unused postcard possibly around 1910.

Burghley Park is the home of the world
famous Burghley Horse Trials considered as
one of the six leading three day events in the

A used postcard of around 1910.

St Mary's has parts dating back to the early
13th century and was built on the site of
earlier churches.

An unused card possibly dating to around

The Church is built of sandstone, red brick
and tiles and has parts dating back to the
early 12th century but much altered by
Victorian renovation.

A used postcard dated 25 May 1927.

The red bricked medieval Castle was built by
Ralph Cromwell circa 1440 and was last
occupied in the 17th century and is now
owned by the National Trust.
An unused postcard possibly 1920s.

The Church's correct title is "The Collegiate
Church of the Holy Trinity, The Blessed Virgin
Mary, St. Peter the Apostle, St. John the
Baptist and St. John the Evangelist". It is
considered by many experts to be one of the
finest examples of English Perpendicular
architecture and is also one of the largest
Collegiate churches in the country. Building
work started in the mid-15th century and it
contains some superb stained glass.

A used postcard dated 4 Aug 1909. A 12th
century church built over two distinct phases,
parts of the tower are late Norman and there
was much restoration to the main body in the
late 1800s. A beautiful church on a hilltop in a
beautiful village.

An used postcard dated 11 Nov 1908.

The Lock is part of the Louth Canal which was
built between 1765 and 1770. It ran from
Louth to the Humber Estuary and was just
under 12 miles long with 8 locks. It closed in
1924 and is now non-navigable.

A used postcard dated 25 Aug 1911. The
fortified gatehouse, said to be amongst the
finest surviving in Britain, stood guard over the
Abbey and associated buildings and grounds,
it was built after the 1381 Peasant's Revolt.
The Abbey was founded as an Augustinian
Priory in 1139 and went the way of most
others in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the
Monasteries in 1539.

A used postcard 29 May 1905.

The Church dates back to the 14th century
and was heavily restored by the Victorians in
the latter half of the 19th century during which
the tower was rebuilt.

An unused postcard probably dating from
1905 .

A used postcard date unreadable probably
from the early 1970s however the image most
likely dates from the 1960s.

A much better view of the church than the one

A used postcard with the date unreadable but
circa 1965.

The village is 5 miles south west of Grimsby.

An unused postcard circa 1910 but could be

A very rural scene but now the avenue has
been extensively built-up and forms part of the
separate village of New Waltham.

A used postcard dated 26 Sep 1907

The Tea Rooms are still in use today but
much altered.

An unused postcard very difficult to date,
could be 1950s but could be much earlier.

The first mill was recorded on this site in 1666
but this one was built in 1879/80 in the
traditional style. It originally had six sails but 
one fell off in WWI and the opposite one was
removed to balance it up. The mill was closed
down in 1962 but a Preservation Society took
it over shortly after, the restoration and repairs
were finally completed in 2001. The mill and
site runs successfully now as a museum.  


An unused postcard probably from the 1950s

The village of Woodhall Spa was not based on
the traditional market towns and only dates
back to the 1830s when mineral spring water
from an abandoned mine was utilized for a
Spa Bath. During the 1880s the village was
much expanded. The Spa closed in 1983
when the well collapsed.

An unused postcard possibly from around

During WWII the woods were used as a
storage area in preparation for the D Day


A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1906.

The Tea Rooms are still in use today and right
opposite is a memorial to 617 Sqn (The
Dambusters) who used the nearby Petworth
Hotel as an Officer's Mess during WWII.

The card includes Waltham, Hatcliffe,
Scartho, Healing, Keelby, Laceby and Limber.

An unused postcard of around 1910
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