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Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey

The Premonstratensian abbey of Barlings was founded in about 1150 and sited on a small island in the fen with access to the River Witham.

The abbey was a major wool producer by the 14th century, and favoured by Edward the Third, who stayed here several times.

The photograph shows the only standing remains, a blank bay of the nave which adjoined the central crossing of the 14th century church.

Frank Robinson, 2010

Barlings, abbey, premonstratensian,
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey

This fragment of the Premonstratensian Abbey is part of the wall between the nave and the north aisle, close to the crossing.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Barlings, Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey

Kelly's Directory 1919 states :-

"Here was once a Premonstratensian abbey, founded in 1154 by R. de Haya, and dedicated to St. Mary:

the church of the monastery was 300 feet in length, and a column, supposed to belong to the tower, together with an arcading pierced with windows, and some other portions, still remain :

Makerel, the last prior, was hanged in consequence of his participation in the insurrection called the "Pilgrimage of Grace," 1536-7:

at the dissolution of the abbey there were 14 canons, and revenue estimated at £242"

DB 30 March 2021

Barlings Premonstratensian Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Premonstratensian Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey
Barlings Abbey

Richly carved stiff-leaf decoration.

DB 30 March 2021

Barlings Premonstratensian Abbey
Barlings, Barlings Hall
Barlings, Barlings Hall
Barlings, Barlings Hall

This house dates from the late seventeenth century.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Barlings, Barlings Hall
Barlings, Ferry House
Barlings, Ferry House
Barlings, Ferry House

Ferry House has elements dating from the fourteenth century through to the nineteenth century.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Barlings, Ferry House
Barlings, Manor Farm
Barlings, Manor Farm
Barlings, Manor Farm

On the west of the road leading from Langworth to Barlings, this small farmstead was built for Christopher Turnor in the mid-nineteenth century.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Barlings, Manor Farm, Christopher Turnor
Barlings, St Edward
Barlings, St Edward
Barlings, St Edward

The royal coat of arms of George II, dated 1739, hangs near the west end of St Edward Church.

It was painted by Edward Hunton of Lincoln.

Ken Redmore, 2010 

Barlings, church, Hunton,
Barlings, St Edward
Barlings, St Edward
Barlings, St Edward

Both north & south doorways of St Edward church, Barlings, are Norman; the shafted bellcote is Early English.

The eastern end of the nave & the chancel were rebuilt by Charles Kirk in 1876 but the remainder of the planned restoration was never undertaken.

Ken Redmore, 2010 

Barlings, church, Kirk,