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Welbourn, Bell Tree Green
Welbourn, Bell Tree Green
Welbourn, Bell Tree Green

 "Bell Tree Green is the likely site of Welbournís 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, 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, 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 Chadís 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, 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.

DB 24 March 2018

Welbourn, Sir William Robertson
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