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Donington, Baxter’s Mill (1)
Donington, Baxter’s Mill (1)
Donington, Baxter’s Mill (1)

This small mill – four floors and four sails – was built around 1800.

Jon Sass Collection, water colour sketch by Karl Wood 1932

Donington, Baxter's Mill, windmill, Jon Sass, Karl Wood
Donington, Baxter’s Mill (2)
Donington, Baxter’s Mill (2)
Donington, Baxter’s Mill (2)

Baxter's Mill ceased work in 1913 and the sails were removed.

It is located at TF 218 349.

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002
Donington, Baxter's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street

"Mid C18 with early C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064448 

DB 29 April 2018

Donington, Church House
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood

"The Church is mainly late Decorated and Perpendicular (1300-1400) in style, but traces of Norman and Early English (1200) masonry can be found in its walls"

https://www.southhollandlife.com/2015/05/the-church-of-st-mary-and-the-holy-rood-donington/  

Restored in 1868 and 1896.

DB 26 April 2015

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood

"The Porch, which forms the lower part of the 14th century tower and spire (140 feet high), has a wide open arch which forms a handsome entrance leading in to the church"

https://www.southhollandlife.com/2015/05/the-church-of-st-mary-and-the-holy-rood-donington/

DB 24 April 2016

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood

Christmas tree festival in progress.

23 December 2015

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood

"The beautiful west window shows the ‘Resurrection of the Just’ and was glazed in 1884 in memory of Donington builder Enoch Millson"

https://www.southhollandlife.com/2015/05/the-church-of-st-mary-and-the-holy-rood-donington/ 

DB 29 April 2018

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood, West window, Enoch Millson
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Anthony Birks
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Anthony Birks
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Anthony Birks

South aisle wall plaque. Anthony Birks was co author of :-

"Arithmetical collections and improvements. Being a complete system of practical arithmetic.

By Anthony and John Birks, Late Masters of a Boarding-School at Gosberton, and now of the Free Writing-School at Donington, Lincolnshire"

Copies available available in facsimile edition and free to download.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=FEtgAAAAcAAJ&pg=PR1&lpg=PR1&dq=donington+school+birks+arithmetic&source=bl&ots=p5vq0jtrJm&sig=t797WSCQH1kKCBgxo51Mw0TqYoc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiByYy49eHaAhWBV8AKHbK3CG4Q6AEIaTAG#v=onepage&q=donington%20school%20birks%20arithmetic&f=false  

DB 23 April 2017

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Anthony Birks, Arithmetical Collections and Improvements
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders

Flinders family wall tablets.

The larger tablet is in memory of Captain Matthew Flinders RN, navigator, who first circumnavigated Australia, born in Donington 1774. Text partly reads :-

"In memory of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. who died July 19th 1814 aged 40 years.

After having twice circumnavigated the globe, he was sent by the Admiralty in the year 1801, to make discoveries on the coast of Terra Australis.

Returning from this voyage he suffered shipwreck, and by the injustice of the French Government was imprisoned six years in the island of Mauritius.

In 1810, he was restored to his native land, and not long after was attacked by an excruciating disease. The anguish of which he bore until death with undeviating fortitude" 

30 April 2010

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Captain Matthew Flinders RN, Australia, Mauritius
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders
Donington, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders

Flinders memorial window. Born in Donington where his father was a surgeon.

"Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.

Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Flinders 

DB 29 April 2018

Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Matthew Flinders, Australia, George Bass, Window
Donington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Donington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Donington, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

This chapel, built in 1903, was the third place of worship for the Wesleyan Methodists on this site in Church Street.

September 2011


Donington, Wesleyan Chapel