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Scopwick, Church Burial Ground
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground

"Scopwick Church Burial Ground contains 50 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and five German war graves. The graves form a plot in the top half of the burial ground.

The Cross of Sacrifice in the corner of the plot was unveiled by the Air Member, Canadian Joint Staff on 1 June 1950"

https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2100771/scopwick-church-burial-ground/ 

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, cemetery, war graves, Cross of Sacrifice
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground

"The village cemetery includes a War Graves site for airmen from RAF Coleby Grange and RAF Digby (originally RAF Scopwick), and includes that of the young Second World War poet and aviator John Gillespie Magee"

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

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, cemetery, war graves
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, John Magee
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, John Magee
Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, John Magee

"John Gillespie Magee Jr. (9 June 1922 11 December 1941) was a World War II Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet, who wrote the poem High Flight"

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth ... Put out my hand, and touched the face of God"

"High Flight has been a favourite poem amongst both aviators and astronauts.

It is the official poem of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force and has to be recited from memory by fourth class cadets at the United States Air Force Academy, where it can be seen on display in the Cadet Field House"

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

DB 2020

Scopwick, Church Burial Ground, cemetery, war grave, John Gillespie Magee Jr., poet
Scopwick, Football Team
Scopwick, Football Team
Scopwick, Football Team

Undated photograph of the local football team, thought to be Scopwick F.C.

David Robinson Collection

Scopwick, Football team
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross

Holy Cross is essentially a 13th century church, extensively restored in the 19th century.

The tower is Early English in its lower stages and seventeenth century above, while the nave has three-bay Early English arcades.

June 2013

Scopwick, Holy Cross church
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross

A stream runs through the attractive village of Scopwick.

The church of Holy Cross is largely the result of restoration in 1852 though the tower is Early English apart from the C17 top.

The chancel dates to 1884. There is a monument of a cross-legged knight dated to the C14.

Mark Acton 2014

Scopwick, Holy Cross church
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of the Holy Cross is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower containing 3 bells:

there are several ancient monuments t.o members of the Sewell family:

in 1882 the nave was restored, and both aisles rebuilt at a cost of £700:

the south porch was rebuilt in 1884 as a memorial to Mrs. Hall, of Scopwick Vicarage, and in 1908 the church was renovated within, at a cost of £40, and a new organ purchased at a cost of £150:

the erection of a new chancel, organ chamber and vestry was completed in 1910 at a cost of over £1,000:

there are 200 sittings"

DB 2020

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Church
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross
Scopwick, Holy Cross

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Church (Holy Cross) is an ancient fabric, which was partly rebuilt about 55 years ago, and has a short but very broad tower.

It is a discharged vicarage, valued in K.B. at £8, and now at £185, in the patronage of the Bishop of Lincoln, and incumbency of the Rev. George Oliver, D.D. of Lincoln.

It has been augmented with £400 royal bounty.

The tithes are commuted for a yearly rent, varying with the price of corn"

DB 2020

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Church
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, War Memorial

"War memorial. Carved in marble, it consists of a decorated circular Celtic wheel cross on a tapering plinth and two steps ...

It is not known exactly when this memorial was erected. It was originally dedicated to those men of the parish who died in the First World War and was then subsequently also dedicated to a single service man who died in the Second World War" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1391705

DB 2020

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Churchyard, war memorial
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower

"West tower 3-stage with moulded and chamfered plinth, second stage band, and flat set-back buttresses with set-offs.

West side has a blocked doorway with a small chamfered lancet above, the third stage has a cross mullion bell opening with side shafts.

South side has a similar bell opening and below a C19 clock face"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064299 

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Church, tower
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower
Scopwick, Holy Cross, Tower

C19 clock face on south side of tower.

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Holy Cross, Church, clock
Scopwick, Royal Oak
Scopwick, Royal Oak
Scopwick, Royal Oak

"Public house. Early C18 and early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1280648

Both a beerhouse and The Royal Oak listed in White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 :-

Bottomley John, beerhouse

Christian Robt. vict. Royal Oak

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Royal Oak, Public House
Scopwick, School
Scopwick, School
Scopwick, School

Former village school, near the corner of Vicarage Lane and Main Street, appears to have been incorporated as part of the Limes Care Home.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1866, on a site given by Viscount Chaplin, for the parishes of Scopwick & Kirkby Green ; it will hold 90 children ; Arthur Breeze, master"

"New buildings were opened, and the old buildings renovated in 1966. The school was closed on 19 December 1980"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/SCOPWICK-CE-SCHOOL/717525.record?pt=S 

DB 28 January 2019 

Scopwick, Elementary School
Scopwick, School Photograph
Scopwick, School Photograph
Scopwick, School Photograph

Staff and pupils of Scopwick Primary School, probably c.1960.

David Robinson Collection

Scopwick, Primary School photograph
Scopwick, Seated Lady
Scopwick, Seated Lady
Scopwick, Seated Lady

Located on Trundle Lane near Grid Reference TF073584.

"The Seated Lady at Scopwick was created as part of North Kestven District Council's New Milestones Scheme.

It was carved by Rosie Bradshaw and represents a tree spirit or Dryad.

This scheme has been adopted by artsNK, as part of its public art development programme, adding interest to Visitors experience and reflecting some of the stories that make the area special"

DB 2020

Scopwick, Seated Lady, Rosie Bradshaw, artsNK
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel & associated Sunday School.

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Sleaford Circuit Past And Present" prepared by Colin Shepherdson & Peter Robinson June 1996 it is stated that :-

"A Society was formed in 1836 and the first chapel built in 1840.

Adjacent land was purchased in 1901 and the chapel demolished on Easter Monday, 1905.

Stone laying for a new chapel on the enlarged site, 79 Main Road, was held on the 10.5.1905 and the building opened on the 26.7.1905.

The chapel is still in use with a membership of 14"  

DB 28 January 2019 

Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "The Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1905, affords 150 sittings"

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Detail of inscription above the main entrance.

"WESLEYAN CHAPEL 1905" 

DB 28 January 2019

Scopwick, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Scopwick, windmill
Scopwick, windmill
Scopwick, windmill

The mill is shown here in the course of conversion into a dwelling.

Location of mill: TF 058 576

Peter Kirk Collection, 2003

Scopwick, windmill, Peter Kirk
Scopwick, windmill (1)
Scopwick, windmill (1)
Scopwick, windmill (1)

This four-sailed mill, with five floors was built in 1827 on Scopwick Heath.

It was worked until shortly before the First World War.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph c.1912

Scopwick, windmill, Jon Sass
Scopwick, windmill (2)
Scopwick, windmill (2)
Scopwick, windmill (2)

The tower is listed Grade II. It is shown here shortly before conversion into a dwelling.

Location of mill: TF 058 576

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002

Scopwick, windmill
Scopwick, windmill (3)
Scopwick, windmill (3)
Scopwick, windmill (3)

The final twenty-first century conversion of the mill into residential accommodation.

Jon Sass Collection, July 2015

Scopwick, windmill, Jon Sass