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Welbourn
 
Welbourn Manor
Welbourn Manor
Welbourn Manor

"Small country house. Early C14, C15, C17 and heavily restored 1904"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360567 

Now a residential care centre for older people. 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Manor
Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Beehive Well

Beehive well with the spire of St Chad's church visible in the background. 

"Beehive shaped brick structures covering wells can be found throughout the world, often to be seen with wrought iron gates.

While also meant for the use of the local community, they were easily recognised by travellers as places where they could get fresh water, the gates no doubt offering assurance that no wild animal had been into them (or even lurked within them still).

They are often dated to the 18th century"

https:///www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org/ 

National Grid Reference SK969545. 

DB 15 June 2020

Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Bell Tree Green
Welbourn, Bell Tree Green
Welbourn, Bell Tree Green

 "Bell Tree Green is the likely site of Welbourn’s medieval weekly market and annual Fair to celebrate St. Chad" 

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Bell Tree Green, market, Chad
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork

Welbourn Castle survives only in the form of earthworks. The Historic England listing states :-

"The ringwork is roughly D-shaped in plan and is enclosed by a bank and external ditch.

The central area measures approximately 60m in width and lies at about the same level as the surrounding ground.

The interior formerly accommodated the buildings referred to in a document of 1288, including a hall with two chambers, a kitchen, brewhouse, oxhouse, cowshed and sheep fold.

The document also indicates that there was a wall, surmounted by a tower, and a ditch around the court"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1020436

DB 26 March 2018 

Welbourn, Castle Hill ringwork
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork
Welbourn, Castle Hill Ringwork

Panoramic view of the Ringwork with the spire of Saint Chad's church visible in the background.

DB 26 March 2018 

Welbourn, Castle Hill ringwork
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge

"The former blacksmith’s forge and farrier’s workshop (Grade 2 listed) of 1864 (still in use) is a reminder of both our agricultural heritage and the commitment to rural improvements in Victorian England by the Marquis of Ripon, the then owner of the Welbourn estate. 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/11983.pdf 

Marked as a smithy on the OS 25 inch map published 1905. 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Forge, farrier’s workshop, Marquis of Ripon, smithy
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge

"In 1987, North Kesteven District Council purchased the workshop and, in collaboration with Welbourn Parish Council and a group of local volunteers, the building has been repaired and rewired.

In 2000 the forge fires were lit for the first time in over 30 years and the volunteer group organised the first Open Day.

Members of the Volunteer Group continue to meet on the first Saturday of each month, when the forge is open to visitors"

http://www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org/welbourn-forge/ 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Forge, smithy
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge

Horseshoe symbol at side of building beneath chimney.

Date reading as 1864? 

DB 2020

Welbourn, Forge, Smithy
Welbourn, Home Guard
Welbourn, Home Guard
Welbourn, Home Guard

The body of men who made up the village's Home Guard in World War 2.

Welbourn, Home Guard
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House

Brick building of about 1860. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 lists Samuel Brewster, Joiners' Arms as a commercial resident of the village.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Joiners Arms, Public House
Welbourn, Old Co-Op Building
Welbourn, Old Co-Op Building
Welbourn, Old Co-Op Building

Old Lincoln Co-operative Society building.

Welbourn Neighbourhood Development Plan 2015 states :-

"the former Co-operative Stores building of 1883 in brick and slate is also of historic considerable community value as the first rural Co-operative venture in Lincolnshire and possibly within the United Kingdom"

Parish Council Website states:-

"Welbourn branch of the Co-operative Society which made deliveries of bread, groceries, meal, paraffin and coal by horse and cart throughout the district. using up to 6 draught horses"

DB 26 March 2018 

Welbourn, Lincoln Co-operative
Welbourn, Old House
Welbourn, Old House
Welbourn, Old House
Welbourn, Old House
Welbourn, RAF Wellingore Pill Box
Welbourn, RAF Wellingore Pill Box
Welbourn, RAF Wellingore Pill Box

Pill Box located on Ermine Street (High Dike) at National Grid Reference SK 99323 54085 in the parish of Welbourn.

Associated with former RAF Wellingore which extended into the neighbouring parishes of Welbourn and Temple Bruer.

"The airfield was originally opened in 1917 as a Royal Naval Air Service station called Wellingore Heath.

The airfield reopened in 1935. By the winter of 1939/40, the airfield was fully operational and consisted of two grass runways, a concrete perimeter track and several hangars.

It initially operated as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for RAF Cranwell before later operating as a satellite station for RAF Digby.

Various squadrons equipped with Spitfires, Hurricanes, Blenheims and Beaufighters flew from the station.

The airfield was closed in 1947"

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

DB 2020

Welbourn, RAF Wellingore Pill Box
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

Welbourn Parish Council website states that :-

"The oldest part of the medieval structure is the tower which is 12th century, but this was part of an older Saxon church, mentioned in Doomsday Book,

The tower is topped by an impressive 14th century spire, its inward-curving shape making it a local landmark.

The lofty nave and clerestory, the north and south aisles and the south porch are a mixture of Early English, Perpendicular and Decorated styles, being built between 1200 and 1500"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Welbourn/section.asp?catId=12317  

DB 26 March 2018 

Welbourn, Church, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

The chancel was rebuilt by Canon Henry Disbrowe in 1854 at a cost of £700.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Saint Chad, Chancel, Canon Henry Disbrowe
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

Decorated style crocketed spire with an exaggerated entasis. 

"In architecture, entasis is the application of a convex curve to a surface for aesthetic purposes" 

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Spire, Entasis
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

The distinctive spire of Saint Chad’s Church draws the eye and is an important landmark.

Much of the church was rebuilt between 1360 - 80 by John of Welbourne, Treasurer of Lincoln Cathedral, in late Decorated Gothic style.

Constructed from local oolitic limestone. Ruins of the nearby castle would have been a ready source of stone.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Church, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

View of St Chad's church and its distinctive spire from the south-west.

January 2018

Welbourn, St Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad

View of the church from the south-east. Two distinctive features are apparent: the small turret for the Sanctus bell on the gable end of the nave and the small high-level circular window immediately below the turret.

January 2018

Welbourn, St Chad, Sanctus bell turret
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figure
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figure
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figure

Another figure of a musician carved in stone and a little above head height on a buttress to the south aisle.

January 2018



Welbourn, St Chad, grotesque
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures

Two of the very fine carved figures of musicians flanking a buttress to the south aisle.

January 2018

Welbourn, St Chad, musicians
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Carved Figures

A carved representation of the Trinity - now much decayed - above the fourteenth-century porch.

January 2018

Welbourn, St Chad, Trinity
Welbourn, Saint Chad, East Window
Welbourn, Saint Chad, East Window
Welbourn, Saint Chad, East Window

East window C19 stained glass.

The four large figures depicted are St Peter, St Chad, St Hugh and St Patrick. 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Stained Glass, Saint Chad, Church
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior

Interior view looking east.

Clerestoried windows and niches were added in C15 and the former roof line is evident.

DB 24 March 2018 

Welbourn, Saint Chad
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior, Font
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior, Font
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Interior, Font

Late C19 font installed on an earlier C18 stone base.

Part of a major Victorian Restoration undertaken by the then Rector Canon Leslie-Melville.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, Saint Chad, Font, Canon Leslie-Melville
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Sir William Robertson, Memorial
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Sir William Robertson, Memorial
Welbourn, Saint Chad, Sir William Robertson, Memorial

Sir William Robertson, who was born in Welbourn, was the first and only British Army soldier to rise from Private to Field Marshal. 

He served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916 to 1918 during the First World War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Robertson,_1st_Baronet

DB 24 March 2018

Welbourn, Sir William Robertson
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace

Sir William Robertson, who was born in Welbourn, was the first and only British Army soldier to rise from Private to Field Marshal. 

He served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916 to 1918 during the First World War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Robertson,_1st_Baronet

DB 24 March 2018

Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace
Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, Birthplace

""Robertson was born in Welbourn, Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas Charles Robertson, a tailor and postmaster of Scottish ancestry, and Ann Dexter Robertson (née Beet).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Robertson,_1st_Baronet

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Sir William Robert Robertson, birthplace
Welbourn, Village Green
Welbourn, Village Green
Welbourn, Village Green

Welbourn Neighbourhood Development Plan 2015 states :-

"the fine commemorative chestnut tree planted to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of 1897 is a striking feature on our most prominent village green which is surrounded by a rich variety of early 17th to 19th century cottages and farmhouses in both the vernacular and polite styles of architecture.

Stone and pantile dominate here complimented by other later properties in red brick and grey slate while the extensive grounds of Welbourn Manor provide an attractive backcloth of mature trees" 

DB 26 March 2018 

Welbourn, Village Green, Diamond Jubilee, Chestnut
Welbourn, War Memorial
Welbourn, War Memorial
Welbourn, War Memorial

Unveiled by Field Marshal Sir William Robertson in May 1920 following a dedication by the Bishop of Lincoln.

DB 26 March 2018

Welbourn, War Memorial, Sir William Robertson
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe

Located near the beehive well which it presumably superseded. 

DB 15 June 2020

Welbourn, Stand Pipe
Welbourn, Welbourn House
Welbourn, Welbourn House
Welbourn, Welbourn House

"House now 2 dwellings. Mid C18"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061851 

DB 15 June 2020 

Welbourn, Welbourn House
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St

"The chapel was built in 1839 and closed in 1973"

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/749/welbourn.pdf 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St
Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High St

Date stone reading "WESLEYAN CHAPEL 1839"

The property is currently being offered for sale with an asking price of £175,000.

DB 15 June 2020 

Welbourn, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Welbourn, White Horse
Welbourn, White Horse
Welbourn, White Horse

"The former White Horse pub once provided accommodation for drovers and shepherds bringing their flocks to use the local sheep wash"

Built mid C19. 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/11983.pdf

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, White Horse, public house
Welbourn, Windmill
Welbourn, Windmill
Welbourn, Windmill

Inscription states

"ERECTED

BY

HENRY MINN??

183?" 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Windmill, Corn
Welbourn, Windmill
Welbourn, Windmill
Welbourn, Windmill

Marked as a corn mill on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map published 1905.

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Windmill, Corn