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Cowbridge Baptist Chapel
Cowbridge Baptist Chapel
Cowbridge Baptist Chapel

It is located close to the B1183 and the West Fen Drain in Fishtoft parish (TF 327 471)

Barry Barton, 1978

Fishtoft, Cowbridge Baptist Chapel
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Defence Structure
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Defence Structure
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Defence Structure

World War 2 Defence Stucture, on north bank of The Haven, just west of The Jolly Sailor Inn.

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Defence Structure
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Jolly Sailor Inn
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Jolly Sailor Inn
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Jolly Sailor Inn

Former Jolly Sailor Inn now a private house.

Listed in White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 "Goodacre Edw, vict. Jolly Sailors"

and in Kelly's Directory 1919 "Parker Hy. Jolly Sailor P.H."

Coastguard Station background left. 

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Jolly Sailor, Public House, Haven Bank
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Pillbox & Light Beacon
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Pillbox & Light Beacon
Fishtoft, Haven Bank, Pillbox & Light Beacon

Type 22 Pillbox on north bank of The Haven near the Jolly Sailor Light Beacon.

"British hardened field defences of World War II were small fortified structures constructed as a part of British anti-invasion preparations. They were popularly known as pillboxes, a reference to their shape"

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

Light beacon used as a navigational aid by shipping. 

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Pillbox, Haven Bank, Jolly Sailor, Light Beacon
Fishtoft, Hobhole Pumping Station
Fishtoft, Hobhole Pumping Station
Fishtoft, Hobhole Pumping Station

"In 1956, work started on a new outfall for the Hobhole drain, to the south-east of the old sluices.

A pumping station containing three Allen diesel engines was built, each driving a 88-inch (220 cm) pump.

The station could discharge 800 tons per minute (1175 Mld) when all three pumps were running.

Once the station was complete, the old sluice was blocked off ...

The Hobhole pumping station was modified in 1988, when the old sluice channel was reopened and the sluices were fitted with four 33-inch (84 cm) submersible electric pumps, manufactured by Flygt"

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

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Hobhole Pumping Station
Fishtoft, Hobhole Sluice, Pillbox
Fishtoft, Hobhole Sluice, Pillbox
Fishtoft, Hobhole Sluice, Pillbox

Type 22 Pillbox at Hobhole Sluice

"British hardened field defences of World War II were small fortified structures constructed as a part of British anti-invasion preparations. They were popularly known as pillboxes, a reference to their shape"

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

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Pillbox, Hobhole Sluice
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial

"The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial is located on the north bank of The Haven at the site of the former Scotia Creek, Fishtoft, seaward of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, and consists of a small granite obelisk mounted on a granite block.

It commemorates the attempt at finding religious freedom in September, 1607 by the Scrooby Congregation, a group of English Separatist Protestants who left for Holland.

They were precursors of the Pilgrims who later crossed the Atlantic to New England"

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

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, Scrooby Congregation
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial

"Near this place in September 1607 those later known as the Pilgrim Fathers were thwarted in their first attempt to sail to find religious freedom across the seas.

Memorial re-worded by the generous gift of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, WI USA - 2009"

DB 6 March 2020

Fishtoft, Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
Fishtoft, St Guthlac
Fishtoft, St Guthlac
Fishtoft, St Guthlac

Proof of Marshland wealth in the fifteenth-century, the church of St Guthlac in Fishtoft is externally Perpendicular.

The chancel is remodelled Norman, the south arcade is Decorated, and the north is Perpendicular. There are old screens.

Mark Acton, 2011

 

Fishtoft, Perpendicular, Norman, Decorated,
Fishtoft, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Fishtoft, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Fishtoft, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The first Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the village was built in 1842.

The second one, shown in this photograph, was erected in Gaysfield Road and remained in active use until the present century.

It is located at NGR TF 364 419

Barry Barton, 1979

Fishtoft, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Fishtost Hilldyke, Long Hedges Mission Church
Fishtost Hilldyke, Long Hedges Mission Church
Fishtost Hilldyke, Long Hedges Mission Church

Fishtoft, Hilldyke Long Hedges Mission Church
Hilldyke, Long Hedges Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Hilldyke, Long Hedges Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Hilldyke, Long Hedges Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Also known as Boston East Methodist Chapel, this building was erected in 1867.

The last service took place in January 1965 and the building was sold later that year. It still stands in the grounds of the bungalow ‘Springfields’

It is located at NGR TF 347 468 in Fishtoft parish.

Barry Barton, 1979

Fishtoft, Hilldyke Long Hedges Wesleyan Methodist Chapel