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Thorpe on the Hill
 
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel

The John Hunt Memorial Chapel was built by the Wesleyan Methodists in 1909, providing space for a congregation of 120. It cost £850 to build.

The building, now converted for residential occupation, occupies a prominent position in the centre of the village. Its bright red brick with cream brick and painted stone details makes a striking front facade.

August 2016

Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel, John Hunt
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel
Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel

The Methodist Church in Thorpe on the Hill is dedicated to John Hunt who was born in nearby Hykeham Moor in 1812.

He served as a missionary for the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Fiji from 1838 until his death in 1848.

August 2016

Thorpe on the Hill, Methodist Chapel, John Hunt. Fiji, Hykeham Moor
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Goods Yard
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Goods Yard
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Goods Yard

Ordnance Survey 25 inch map published 1905 shows this building standing, to the north of the station, at the entrance to what was presumably a small goods yard.

Map shows cattle pens and a couple of spurs from the railway.

Yard now occupied by Alpha Concrete whose address is given as The Old Coal Yard. 

DB 26 April 2018

Thorpe on the Hill, Railway, station, Goods Yard, cattle pens, coal yard, Alpha Concrete
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Charles Hall both as the publican and as a coal merchant.

DB 26 April 2018

Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Inn, coal
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Station
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Station
Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Station

Former station-master’s house or crossing keepers cottage now a private house. 

"in 1846 the village was linked to the remainder of the Empire by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, whose station opened in Thorpe that year. The station-master’s house and the Railway Hotel are still there, but no trains have stopped since the 1960s"

Village Plan Version 4. December 2014 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists James Scott as the Station Master.

DB 26 April 2018

Thorpe on the Hill, Railway Station, James Scott,
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael

Rebuilt in 1722, the squat tower nevertheless has traces of Norman and 13th century work.

The rest of the church was rebuilt by C G Hare in 1912.

May 2014

Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael church, C G Hare
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael
Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael

Apart from the tower, St Michael’s dates from 1912.

Built of stone with a slate roof, the church has buttresses, square–headed and pointed windows, and a pyramidal top to the tower.

May 2014

Thorpe on the Hill, St Michael church
Thorpe on the Hill, Village Sign
Thorpe on the Hill, Village Sign
Thorpe on the Hill, Village Sign

Church bell wheel symbol.

Level crossing and Railway Inn in the background.

DB 26 April 2018

Thorpe on the Hill, Village Sign