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Southrey, Cuckoo Bush Cottage
Southrey, Cuckoo Bush Cottage
Southrey, Cuckoo Bush Cottage

A fine example of Lincolnshire vernacular architecture dating from the mid seventeenth century, altered in the nineteenth.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Southrey, Cuckoo Bush Cottage
Southrey, Methodist Chapel
Southrey, Methodist Chapel
Southrey, Methodist Chapel

Southrey’s Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1838.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Southrey, Wesleyan Methodist chapel
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station

The Lincoln to Boston line was opened in 1848 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s Lincolnshire Loop Line.

Southrey station closed with the line in 1970 but goods trains to and from Horncastle continued to pass through until 1971.

This was one of the stations alongside the River Witham with a ferry service linking the isolated farms on Dunston Fen on the west bank with the station.

Now part of the long distance cycling and walking trail, the ‘Water Rail Way’, the platforms, concrete name boards and station master's house still survive.

Peter Grey Archive, 1970

Southrey, railway station
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station

"The station was opened on 17 October 1848 as part of the new 58 miles (93 km) Lincolnshire Loop Line, from Peterborough to Lincoln via Spalding and Boston.

This line was authorised as part of the London and York Railway bill, which received Royal assent on 26 June 1846.

The Great Northern Railway began construction of the loop line in 1847.

The station closed on 5 October 1970"

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

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Southrey, railway station
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station
Southrey, Railway Station

Station name board and platform edge.

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Southrey, railway station
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road

The entry in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 reads

"Booth Florence (Mrs.), Railway P.H"

Now renamed as the Riverside Inn.

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Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road

Date stone reads "1896".

"For Sale" sign in the lower window. 

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Southrey, Riverside Inn, Ferry Road
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine

This unusual little wooden church was built in the 1890s by the local joiner.

Today, the wood is protected externally by plastic cladding.

Frank Robinson, 2010

Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
September 2015
Southrey, St John the Divine church
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine

View from the west.

September 2015

Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine

Church viewed from Ferry Road. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909 states :-

"The church. of St. John the Divine, erected in 1898, is a wooden structure with tiled roof and a turret containing one bell; the church will seat 85 persons and there is a churchyard of half an acre in extent"

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine
Southrey, St John the Divine

Appeal by Charles E. Laing, Vicar of Bardney, October 1897 :- 

"SOUTHREY MISSION CHURCH

"The Vicar of Bardney and the Southrey Mission Church Building Committee beg to lay before you the following facts and to beg your help and sympathy.

Southrey is a hamlet of Bardney, with about 200 inhabitants, 3 miles from their parish Church and Churchyard, there are 241 smaller parishes in this Diocese that have a Parish Church and an endowment. 

After a long series of Teas, Sewing Meetings and Sales of Work, the people have themselves raised over £100 for a Church. 

Mr. J. E. Welby has just kindly consented to surrender half an acre of land in the very best position for a Church and Burial Ground.

It is now proposed to build a Wooden Temporary Church on a Concrete foundation, at a cost of about £130. 

BUT the Fees on Surrender and for the Conveyance to the Diocesan Trustees, Enfranchisement, Redemption of Tithe Charge, Land Tax and Consecration, will amount to upwards of £40!

We are therefore obliged to appeal to the Diocese and our friends to help us over this last difficulty, whilst we are relaxing no effort on our own part to complete our scheme .... 

The Rev. Canon Harvey has presented an Altar, Reredos, Red Frontal and Altar Rails, from Navenby Church.

The old Church Font found in the Vicarage Garden is being reworked up and will be placed in the proposed building.

Mr. Tinley and Mr. Turner have kindly promised to do all the leading free" 

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, St John the Divine, Entrance
Southrey, St John the Divine, Entrance
Southrey, St John the Divine, Entrance

Brass plaque in the entrance to the church.

"IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF RICHARD TURNER BUILDER OF THIS CHURCH DIED MAY 1911 AGED 69 YRS. 

CHURCH OPENED MAY 4TH 1898 BY BISHOP EDWARD KING" 

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church, Richard Turner, Bishop Edward King
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window

The memorial window recently fitted in the west wall above the porch entrance. Those shown are:

Trooper George Hemingway, d.1916

Private George Booth, d.1916
Private John Reynolds, d.1914
Lance-Corporal Ben Tate, d.2011
Private Alick Ware, d. 1916
Sapper Harry Amos, d.1917
Private Jim Ellis, d.1917
Flying Officer Reginald Wallace, d,1942

September 2015

Southrey, St John the Divine, war memorial window
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window
Southrey, St John the Divine, Memorial Window

Made as "a commemoration of the hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War"

Derek Commander stained glass artist 2014. 

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church, Derek Commander, stained glass
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave

Looking west towards the entrance.

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave

Looking east towards the altar.

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave, Font
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave, Font
Southrey, St John the Divine, Nave, Font

Stated in an appeal dated 1897 that :-

"The old Church Font found in the Vicarage Garden is being reworked up and will be placed in the proposed building"

Presumably this is the font from Bardney Vicarage Garden.

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church, font
Southrey, St John the Divine, Sanctuary
Southrey, St John the Divine, Sanctuary
Southrey, St John the Divine, Sanctuary

More detailed view of the sanctuary.

Stated in an appeal dated 1897 that :-

"The Rev. Canon Harvey has presented an Altar, Reredos, Red Frontal and Altar Rails, from Navenby Church"

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, St John the Divine, War Memorial
Southrey, St John the Divine, War Memorial
Southrey, St John the Divine, War Memorial

War memorial and Rolls of Honour.

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Southrey, St John the Divine, Church
Southrey, The Thatched Cottage
Southrey, The Thatched Cottage
Southrey, The Thatched Cottage

A ‘mud and stud’ cottage of the seventeenth century, much remodelled in the twentieth.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Southrey, mud and stud, thatched cottage
Southrey, Village Hall
Southrey, Village Hall
Southrey, Village Hall

"On Wednesday January 22nd, 1919, a meeting was held in the Southrey Schoolroom to discuss the possibilities of a War Memorial for the village.

At the meeting it was decided that the Memorial should "take the form” of a Hall that could be used by those living not only in the village but also in "outlying places”"

"The Village Hall, Southrey’s War Memorial, opened officially on 25th November 1920"

http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/SouthreyVillageHistory/section.asp?catId=34725 

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Southrey, Village Hall, War Memorial
Southrey, Village Hall, History Board
Southrey, Village Hall, History Board
Southrey, Village Hall, History Board

History board displayed on the outside of the village hall.

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Southrey, Village Hall