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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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Laceby, Lincolnshire, Caistor Road.

A used postcard dated 6 Feb 1914



Church Lane, Laceby, Lincolnshire

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




Laceby, Lincolnshire, Grimsby Rd

An unused photo postcard probably dating from the 1950s
 



Leceby, Lincolnshire, High St.

An unused postcard probably circa 1914




Laceby, Memorial Statue in the Cemetary.

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 1919.



Laceby, Lincolnshire, multi-scene view.

A used postcard dated 25 Aug 1910.

Views show the three Laceby Churches, the Post Office and a Memorial that is also featured below.
Laceby, the Parish Church of St Margaret.

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.




Laceby, the Parish Church of St Margaret, interior view.

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



Laceby, The Square

A used postcard dated 1957


River Freshney running through Little Coates, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire

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




River Freshney, Little Coates, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.


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

An unused post card but dated as 1906.
New Dec 2018


Louth, Thorpe Hall

A used postcard dated 2 Dec 1907

Rather hidden in the tree in this image, the hall was originally built in 1584 and has been much altered since the 17th century. It is still in private ownership and is not open to the public.
 




Louth, Lincolnshire. Grimsby Road.

A used postcard dated 31 Dec 1909



Louth, Lincolnshire, Grimsby Road

An unused postcard probably dating from the 1950s

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



Louth, Lincolnshire, Hubbards Hills Park.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

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



Louth, Lincolnshire, Hubbards Hills Park.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

A very similiar scene to the one above.



Louth, Lincolnshire, the Market Place

A used postcard dated 2 Nov 1976




Louth, Lincolonshire, the Market Place

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1981.


Louth, the Old Paper Mill.

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.
 






Louth, Lincolnshire, St James Church.

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 1515.


Markby, Lincolnshire, the old thatched Church of St Peter.

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.

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, the Parish Church of St Thomas.

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 1862.

Nettleton, Lincolnshire, showing the Church of St John the Baptist.

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 Saxon.



Nettleton, Lincolnshire showing the Church and the Rectory.

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.


New Waltham, Lincolnshire, Enfield Ave.

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.
 



Ravendale Valley, Linccolnshire.

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1907.

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



Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, St Nicholas Church.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

The church is of Norman origins.






Sleaford, Lincolnshire - Handley Monument and Garden, High St.

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

A used postcard dated 5 Nov 1979.
The Brook and Bridge Somersby, Lincolnshire.

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.


Somersby, Lincolnshire, The Rectory

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.







"On the Road to Somersby",

A used postcard dated 15 Feb 1921.


Somersby, Lincolnshire, 15th Century Church dedicated to St Margaret.

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

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


Somersby, Lincolnshire, 15th Century Church dedicated to St Margaret.

A view from the opposite side to the card above.

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






Somersby Church, Lincolnshire with its 15th Century Cross, still standing today.

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

An unused card probably from around 1910.



Somersby Church Lincolnshire, the interior 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 1910.



Somersby, Lincolnshire, the Woodman's Cottage.

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.)



Spalding, Lincolnshire, the Terrace, London Road.

An unused postcard possibly 1920s.

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

Spalding, Lincolnshire, Tulip Fields.

An unused postcard which maybe 1970s or 80s.

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.


Spurn Point Lighthouse

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!
 



Stamford, Lincolnshire, All Saints Church.

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.


Stamford, Lincolnshire, Burghley Park Gatehouse on London Road.

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 world.



Stamford, Lincolnshire, St Mary's Church interior.

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.

Tathwell, Lincolnshire, St Vedast Church

An unused card possibly dating to around 1910.

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.
 





Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire.

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.
Tattershall, Lincolnshire, Holy Trinity Church.
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.


Tealby, Lincolnshire, All Saints Church.

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.



Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire

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.
Thornton Abbey near Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire, the Gatehouse.

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.


Waltham near Grimsby, All Saints Parish Church

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.



Waltham near Grimsby, All Saints Parish Church

An unused postcard probably dating from 1915.

Waltham near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, All Saints Parish Church

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 above.



Waltham, Lincolnshire, High Street.

A used postcard with the date unreadable but circa 1965.

The village is 5 miles south west of Grimsby.


Waltham, Lincolnshire, Humberston Avenue.

An unused postcard circa 1910 but could be earlier.

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



Waltham, Lincolnshire, Tea Rooms

A used postcard dated 26 Sep 1907

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



Waltham Lincolnshire, The Windmill.

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.  

See http://www.walthamwindmill.org.uk/

Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, Broadway

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.
 




Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, The Pine Woods

An unused postcard possibly from around 1910

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

 

Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, The Tea Room

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.
 


Various Lincolnshire Villages

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

An unused postcard of around 1910
 
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