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Gunby (East Lindsey)
 
Gunby, Covered Reservoir
Gunby, Covered Reservoir
Gunby, Covered Reservoir

A water supply system for Gunby Hall was installed in the meadowland to the south-east in the nineteenth century.

A natural spring was piped into this small covered reservoir and then pumped to the Hall.

February 2013

Gunby, water supply, reservoir
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall

This charming country house was built in 1700, the 2 storey extension being added in two phases in the 19th century.

For generations, Gunby Hall was the seat of the Massingberd family.

After narrowly escaping demolition in World War 2 (to extend a runway for an adjoining airfield), Gunby was given to the National Trust, who now care for the Hall and gardens.

Frank Robinson

 

Gunby, Massingberd,
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall

This charming country house was built in 1700, the 2 storey extension being added in the 19th century.

For generations, Gunby Hall was the seat of the Massingberd family.

After narrowly escaping demolition in World War 2 (to extend a runway for an adjoining airfield), Gunby was given to the National Trust, who now care for the Hall and gardens.

Gunby, Massingberd, Gunby Hall, National Turst
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall
Gunby, Hall

This view of the Gunby Hall is across a large lawn.  To the right is the Victorian extension, completed in two phases.

 

February 2013

Gunby, Hall
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

The unremarkable church of St Peter at Gunby is close to SE corner of the Hall and a considerable distance from the main road (A158). 

This is the north elevation of the building where there is an accretion of ugly extensions which face the gardens of Gunby Hall.

Gunby, St Peter church
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
St Peter's church, built by James Fowler of Louth from 1868-70, looks out on extensive parkland - the medieval village site - to the south of Gunby Hall. 
Gunby, St Peter church, James Fowler
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

View from the south-east.  Trees and shrubs encroach on the churchyard and mask the building.

However, the graveyard has a fine display of snowdrops in the early spring.

February 2013

Gunby, St Peter church
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

Like many churches associated with country houses, St Peter's at Gunby is located near to the house but a considerable distance from the village houses.

February 2013

Gunby, St Peter church
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

Interior view looking east.

Fittings are all C19 including the stone pulpit. 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church,
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter
Gunby, St Peter

Interior view looking west.

"Double chamfered tower arch on moulded corbels"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church,
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard
Gunby, St Peter, Churchyard

"Dr Raymond Maurice Ayres, Scientist, aeronautical software engineer and bell founder"

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/53334/mr-raymond-ayres-mechanical-engineering-msc/ 

Managing Director of John Taylor Bell Foundry and lessee of Gunby Hall. 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, churchyard, Raymond Maurice Ayres, John Taylor Bell Foundry
Gunby, St Peter, East Window
Gunby, St Peter, East Window
Gunby, St Peter, East Window

"The chancel east window has fine early C20 stained glass, to commemorate Marqaret Massinqberd d.1906, of Gunby Hall.

The central light contains a portrait of the deceased"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

Pevsner gives the maker as Morris & Co. whereas the church guide states James Powell & Sons.

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, East Window, Margaret Massingberd, Morris & Co, James Powell & Sons
Gunby, St Peter, Font
Gunby, St Peter, Font
Gunby, St Peter, Font

"The fittings are all C19, including octaqonal font in C13 style with blank pointed arcades to base"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, Font
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass Tablet, Algernon Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass Tablet, Algernon Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass Tablet, Algernon Massingberd

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

ALGERNON MASSINGBERD

WHO IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN

SHOT AT FORT TABATINGA ON THE

AMAZON RIVER.

JULY 1855 IN THE 27TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

THIS TABLET IS PLACED TO HIS MEMORY

BY HIS MOTHER, CAROLINE, WIFE OF

ALGERNON LANGTON MASSINGBERD" 

Hounded by creditors Algernon departed for America early in 1852 never to return.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-estate-hall-and-gardens/features/the-massingberd-family 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, Brass Plaque, Algernon Massingberd, Fort Tabatinga, Amazon, Shot
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, Sir Thomas & Johanna Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, Sir Thomas & Johanna Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, Sir Thomas & Johanna Massingberd

"In the nave a pair of fine brasses beneath a double canopy to Thomas Massinqberd of Gunby and Johanna his wife, d.c.1405"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, Brass, Sir Thomas Massingberd, Johanna
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, William De Lodyington
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, William De Lodyington
Gunby, St Peter, Memorial Brass, William De Lodyington

"Judqe William Lodynton d,1420, feet on a doq, under a cusped oqee canopy"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

Justiciary in the court of Common Pleas during the reign of Henry V.

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, brass, William De Lodyington, Justiciary, Common Pleas
Gunby, St Peter, Organ
Gunby, St Peter, Organ
Gunby, St Peter, Organ

"On the north side of the nave is a low Tudor arch to the organ chamber"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359687 

A brass plaque on the organ states that it was the gift of Stephen Massingberd 1869 -1925.

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, organ, Stephen Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial

Second world war memorial to Richard Langton and Donald Massingberd heirs of Gunby.

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, war memorial, Richard Langton, Donald Massingberd
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial
Gunby, St Peter, War Memorial

First world war memorial listing 4 names.

DB 20 July 2018

Gunby, St Peter church, War Memorial