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Freiston Ings, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston Ings, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston Ings, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The Wesleyans opened this chapel in 1865 and it continued as a place of worship until October 1962.

The building was sold in 1965 and for many years it served as a store shed for Huskisson’s (Transport) Ltd

It is located at NGR TF 367 476

Barry Barton, 1977

Freiston, Ings Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston, bridge
Freiston, bridge
Freiston, bridge

This brick bridge c.1805 is one of several crossing the Hobhole Drain, the main drain in the East Fen. It was designed by Sir John Rennie.

Frank Robinson, July 2014

Freiston, bridge, Sir John Rennie, Hobhole Drain
Freiston, Shore
Freiston, Shore
Freiston, Shore

Freiston Shore, north of Boston, was developed as a sea bathing resort in the late 18th & early 19th centuries.

Later coastal accretion caused a salt marsh to develop bringing the end of the hotel trade.

Freiston Shore contains the remains of fortifications constructed during the Second World War and a former light railway.

Postcard, 1906

Freiston, sea bathing, Freiston Shore
Freiston, St James
Freiston, St James
Freiston, St James

St James in Freiston is, typically for the area, externally in the Perpendicular style.

Inside, though, is a long Norman nave with a thirteenth-century extension to the west. The east end originally led to a crossing and choir, demolished after after Dissolution; this was a Benedictine Priory.

The chapels have old screens, the fifteenth-century font has its original canopied cover.

Mark Acton, 2011

Freiston, Perpendicular, Norman, Benedictine,
Freiston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

This chapel in Church View was erected in 1866. The last service was held in 1962.

After sale in 1966 it was converted into a house known as ‘The Old Chapel’

It is located at NGR TF 377 438

Barry Barton, 1978

Freiston, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Freiston, Windmill
Freiston, Windmill
Freiston, Windmill

A photograph of the windmill after the removal of the sails in 1924.

undated postcard

Freiston, shore, windmill
Freiston, Windmill (1)
Freiston, Windmill (1)
Freiston, Windmill (1)

Freiston Mill stands to the east of the village centre at Freiston Shore in Barneyfield Road.

It was built in the 1820s with four double-sided patent sails, driving three pairs of stones.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

Freiston, shore, windmill, Jon Sass
Freiston, Windmill (2)
Freiston, Windmill (2)
Freiston, Windmill (2)

After it ceased to work by wind in 1924, the mill was driven by an engine until the 1940s.

Location of mill: TF 390 429

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002
Freiston, windmill, Peter Kirk
Haltoft End, United Methodist Chapel
Haltoft End, United Methodist Chapel
Haltoft End, United Methodist Chapel

Situated in Oak House Lane, this chapel was erected in 1894 for the United Free Methodists.

The last service here took place in 1971 and the building was sold two years later.

The building was destroyed by fire in 1985 and the site is occupied by Frank Clayton & Son, blacksmiths.

It was located at NGR TF 369 451 (in Freiston parish)

(Note: The United Methodist Church was established in 1907 by the amalgamation of the Methodist New Connexion, Bible Christians and the United Free Methodist Church.)

Barry Barton, 1978

Freiston, Halltoft End United Free Methodist Chapel
Scrane End, United Free Methodist Chapel
Scrane End, United Free Methodist Chapel
Scrane End, United Free Methodist Chapel

A relatively rare chapel of this Methodist group was built here in 1887.

The last service (of what was then a united Methodist Church) was held in January 1984.

After closure the building was sold in 1986 and converted into a bungalow next to ‘Chapel Cottage’.

It is located at NGR TF 387 417 in Freiston parish.

Barry Barton, 1978
Freiston, United Free Methodist Chapel