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Billingborough Hall
Billingborough Hall
Billingborough Hall

Billingborough Hall was built by William Toller between 1611 and 1620 and later enlarged by his son Richard.

It is said that some of the stone used in its construction came from nearby Sempringham Abbey.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach's book, 'Lincolnshire Country Houses and their Families: Part 2', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Billingborough, Hall, William Toller, Sempringham Abbey
Billingborough, Birthorpe Manor
Billingborough, Birthorpe Manor
Billingborough, Birthorpe Manor

The earliest parts of this U-shaped house date from the mid C17; substantial additions and alterations were made in the mid C18 and late C19.

It is constructed of coursed limestone rubble with limestone ashlar. The roofs have plain tiles with stone coped gables.

H D Martineau c.1980

Billingborough, Birthorpe Manor
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew
Billingborough, St Andrew
Billingborough, St Andrew

The 150 foot high spire is Decorated as is the nave with the exception of the Perpendicular clerestory.

Mark Acton, 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew
Billingborough, St Andrew
Billingborough, St Andrew

The chancel of St Andrew's dates from 1889-90, rebuilt by W Bassett Smith.

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew, W Bassett Smith
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew
Billingborough, St Andrew
Billingborough, St Andrew

The south aisle of the church dates from the early fourteenth century.

Two of the windows in the aisle are in fine Decorated style.

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew church
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, boot scraper
Billingborough, St Andrew, boot scraper
Billingborough, St Andrew, boot scraper

A sturdy boot scraper in wrought iron - probably locally made - with attractive decoation.

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew boot scraper
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, grave marker
Billingborough, St Andrew, grave marker
Billingborough, St Andrew, grave marker

This grave stone or marker, in slate and mounted on the south wall, is for Richard Smith (d.1809, aged 68) and his wife Rebekah (d.1779, aged 39).

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew, Grave marker, Richard Rebekah Smith
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, interior
Billingborough, St Andrew, interior
Billingborough, St Andrew, interior

View looking west. The large west window of the Decorated period has four lights and reticulated tracery.

The south arcade has four bays - the north three - with double-chamfered arches.

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew interior
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, label stop
Billingborough, St Andrew, label stop
Billingborough, St Andrew, label stop

Billingborough, St Andrew label stop
Billingborough, St&nbspAndrew, stained glass
Billingborough, St Andrew, stained glass
Billingborough, St Andrew, stained glass

Window in the south aisle with the following dedication:

To the Glory of God in memory of GLADYS HELEN BLASSON 1888-1979 / Benefactress of the church, who lived, worked and worshipped here / Also in memory of her parents and grandparents

October 2017

Billingborough, St Andrew, stained glass window, Gladys Helen Blasson
Billingborough, Street Scene
Billingborough, Street Scene
Billingborough, Street Scene
undated postcard
Billingborough, street scene
Billingborough, Street Scene
Billingborough, Street Scene
Billingborough, Street Scene

Billingborough lies between Sleaford and Bourne. It has a population of some 1400.

Its parish church is largely in the Decorated style with a late nineteenth-century chancel.

The Fortescue Arms dates back several centuries.

undated postcard

Billingborough, street scene
Billingborough,&nbspSt&nbspAndrew
Billingborough, St Andrew
Billingborough, St Andrew

First World War memorial to the fallen of the village.

Mark Acton, 2017

Billingborough, First World War