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Authorpe, Hall Farm House
Authorpe, Hall Farm House
Authorpe, Hall Farm House

This five-bay frontage brick house is originally sixteenth century with burnt brick diaper decoration. The gable-end chimney stack is a substantial element of the original composition.
 
The right-hand bay is an eighteenth-century extension in Flemish bond.

It is Grade II listed:
 
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360010

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe Hall Farm House
Authorpe, Railway Station
Authorpe, Railway Station
Authorpe, Railway Station

The railway stationmaster’s house at Authorpe has been much extended but is easily recognised by the arched window heads.
The station had a busy goods yard with two sidings.
 
It was on the East Lincolnshire line from Grimsby to Boston, and operated from 1848 until 1964.
 
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/a/authorpe/
 

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, Railway Station
Authorpe, Railwayana
Authorpe, Railwayana
Authorpe, Railwayana

On the opposite side of the road from the railway station the course of the line is initially accessible but soon becomes heavily overgrown with shrubs.
 
These two hefty concrete posts perhaps held the crossing gates.  

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, Railwayana
Authorpe, Smithy
Authorpe, Smithy
Authorpe, Smithy

This tiny building on a bend in the main road may be easily missed. Behind the dense foliage along the side wall, a brick arched opening can be seen.
 
The Smithy is marked on the OS 1905 6” Map.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe Smithy
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret

St Margaret's church was built in 1848 incorporating elements from the medieval church, including some of the windows.

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret

St Margaret's was declared redundant in 1980 and demolished shortly after this photograph was taken in 1984.

Inspecting the north side of the chancel are Sam Scorer (Lincoln architect) and Paul Everson (medieval historian).

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret

View of the nave from the south. Both doorway and nave window are in Perpendicular style.

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard

St Margaret’s church was demolished in 1984 but the churchyard has continued to be used for burials.
 
This photograph would have shown the southern elevation of the building which stood in the open grass area just beyond the nearest headstones.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard

This view looks southwards.
 
The remaining tarmac path led up to the north porch of the church building.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, St Margaret, Churchyard
Authorpe, St Margaret, inscription
Authorpe, St Margaret, inscription
Authorpe, St Margaret, inscription

This inscription was on the south wall of the nave.

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret, interior
Authorpe, St Margaret, interior
Authorpe, St Margaret, interior

The interior of St Margaret's looking east shortly before demoliltion.

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret
Authorpe, St Margaret, monument
Authorpe, St Margaret, monument
Authorpe, St Margaret, monument

Inscribed memorial in the north wall of the chancel of St Margaret's.

"In Memory of / Frances ye wife of Mr / Geo. White son of / Mr Richd White Re[ctor] / of this parish. She died / 7th October 1738 Age xx / Her two children / and Eliza (?) are interred / with her"

Naomi Field, 1984

Authorpe, St Margaret, Frances White, George White
Authorpe, Village Hall
Authorpe, Village Hall
Authorpe, Village Hall

A characterful corrugated iron structure, still much used.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, Village Hall
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel

Built as a Wesleyan chapel in 1862, this has served the local Methodist worshippers until recently, surviving the Anglican church in the village.
 
The central porch is a later addition and is barely tied into the building.  However, the PVCu windows were a recent improvement to the level of comfort of the congregation.
 
The original cast iron railings and gate are quite handsome.
 
The chapel was closed because of declining numbers in October 2015 and sold for £14,854.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel
Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel

Flaking paint now obscures the incised text of ‘WESLEYAN CHAPEL 1862”.
A brick above has the letters AB cut into it, and another similarly bearing GH is visible to the right of the porch.

Jean Howard, 2 May 2021

Authorpe, Wesleyan Chapel