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Aisthorpe, Old Rectory
Aisthorpe, Old Rectory
Aisthorpe, Old Rectory

The south elevation of the Old Rectory, built in 1876.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Aisthorpe, Old Rectory
Ancaster, Rectory
Ancaster, Rectory
Ancaster, Rectory
Ancaster, Rectory
Barton upon Humber, St Peter's Vicarage
Barton upon Humber, St Peter's Vicarage
Barton upon Humber, St Peter's Vicarage
This is the house where Chad Varah, founder of The Samaritans, was born in 1911. His father wsa Canon William Edward Varah, vicar of St Peter's.
Barton Upon Humber, Chad Varah, St Peter's vicarage
Benniworth, St Julian, Rectory
Benniworth, St Julian, Rectory
Benniworth, St Julian, Rectory

Former Rectory now a private house.

DB 9 September 2018 

Benniworth, Rectory
Careby, Old Rectory
Careby, Old Rectory
Careby, Old Rectory

"Former rectory, now house. 1827, by Thomas Boyfield"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062872 

Footbridge in the foreground leading from the Old Rectory, over the River Glen, and into the churchyard. 

DB 27 April 2019 

Careby, Rectory, Thomas Boyfield
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge
Careby, Old Rectory Footbridge

"Foot bridge. c.1830. In the Rustic style"

"The footbridge connected the Rectory to the Churchyard over the River Glen"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317182 

DB 27 April 2019 

Careby, Rectory Footbridge
Cleethorpes, St Peter's Vicarage,
Cleethorpes, St Peter's Vicarage,
Cleethorpes, St Peter's Vicarage,

The Grade II listed former Vicarage was built in 1851-2 to the design of the Grimsby architect Edward Micklethwaite. It is now part of St Peter's Primary School.

Undated postcard

Cleethorpes, vicarage, Micklethwaite
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Vicarage, Church Street
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Vicarage, Church Street
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Vicarage, Church Street

Rear view of the vicarage from the churchyard. 

"Former house, now rectory, wall and gateway.

Late C16 with late C17 addition and in 1814 alterations to form a vicarage"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309127 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"The vicarage house is a large and substantial building in the Elizabethan style"

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Vicarage
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory

The Old Rectory is John and Charles Wesley's home. It was built in 1709 after the previous building was destroyed by fire.

postcard published by Barnes & Breeze of Epworth, undated

Epworth, Old Rectory, Barnes & Breeze
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory

"Rectory, now house and museum. 1709 with later minor alterations; renovations of 1956-7 ... Ceased being rectory in 1954 when it was purchased by the World Methodist Council who undertook restorations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1068805

"The rectory was home to the Reverend Samuel Wesley, his wife Susanna and their 19 children, one of whom, John Wesley, grew up to become a founder of the Methodist Church"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Rectory,_Epworth

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Rectory, Museum, Methodist, Samuel Wesley, John Wesley
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory
Epworth, Old Rectory

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states :-

"The rectory, valued in K.B. at £28 16s. 8d., and now at £691, is in the patronage of the Crown, and incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. Charles Dundas, M.A., J.P., who is also rural dean, and has a good Rectory House, built in lieu of the old residence, burnt down in the year 1709.

At the enclosure, in 1795, the tithes were commuted for a yearly corn rent, which varies every 21 years, according to the average price of wheat.

The glebe is 40 acres; and the church land, 43A. 1R. 3P., is let for £112 per annum"

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Rectory, Museum, Methodist, Samuel Wesley, John Wesley
Epworth, Old Rectory, Attic
Epworth, Old Rectory, Attic
Epworth, Old Rectory, Attic

"The Epworth Rectory haunting also known as the "Wesley poltergeist" is one of the best-known English poltergeist claims.

From December 1716 until January 1717, it is said to have been plagued by a series of regularly occurring mysterious loud noises and knockings, apparently caused by a ghost the eldest Wesley daughter Hetty nicknamed "Old Jeffrey", who made his presence known to all on Christmas Day 1716.

In Mrs. Wesley's words, "there was such a noise in the room over our heads, as if several people were walking, then running up and down stairs that we thought the children would be frightened".

According to the tale, as she and her husband searched the house in vain for the culprit, Old Jeffrey continued "rattling and thundering in every room, and even blowing an invisible horn at deafening decibels".

"Old Jeffrey" supposedly disappeared in January 1717 just as suddenly as he had appeared"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Rectory,_Epworth 

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Rectory, Museum, Methodist, Samuel Wesley, John Wesley, attic, poltergeist
Epworth, Old Rectory, Garden
Epworth, Old Rectory, Garden
Epworth, Old Rectory, Garden

Rectory west garden viewed from the "Best Chamber" on the first floor of the house.

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Rectory, Museum, Methodist, Samuel Wesley, John Wesley, garden
Epworth, Old Rectory, Parlour
Epworth, Old Rectory, Parlour
Epworth, Old Rectory, Parlour

View across the parlour looking towards John Wesley's clock near the corner.

Originally a one handed clock with the makers name "Markmick, London" on the dial.

DB 9 August 2019

Epworth, Rectory, Museum, Methodist, Samuel Wesley, John Wesley, parlour
Friskney, The Vicarage
Friskney, The Vicarage
Friskney, The Vicarage

The Vicarage was built in the 18th century and was still in use into the last half of the 20th.

It is now a private dwelling.

Postcard: early 1900s (Edward VII stamp)

Friskney, vicarage
Gainsborough, St George's Vicarage
Gainsborough, St George's Vicarage
Gainsborough, St George's Vicarage

Vicarage immediately adjacent to the Church but was unoccupied when this image was taken.

DB 6 August 2019

Gainsborough, Saint George, Vicarage
Gainsborough, St John, Vicarage
Gainsborough, St John, Vicarage
Gainsborough, St John, Vicarage

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £294, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Lincoln, and held since 1912 by the Rev. Patrick Andrew Clay M.A. of Keble College, Oxford"

Now divided into flats. 

DB 18 June 2019

Gainsborough, Saint John, Vicarage
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street
Great Hale, Old Vicarage, Church Street

"Former vicarage, now house. 1730, altered early C19 and C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061842 

DB 28 July 2018 

Great Hale, Old Vicarage
Greetham, Rectory
Greetham, Rectory
Greetham, Rectory

Old rectory, next to the church, now a private house. 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Church (All Saints) is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £10. 19s. 4d., and now at £276.

The Bishop of Lincoln is patron, and the Rev. James Adcock, M.A., who has a good Rectory House, built about five years ago, is incumbent.

The glebe is 48 acres, and the corn rent, established at the enclosure, in 1794, in lieu of the corn tithe, averages about £170 per annum.

The poor have 10s. a year out of Cross Closes, left by Elizabeth Somersby, in 1733" 

DB 6 February 2020

Greetham, Rectory, house
Heydour, Church Lees Farmhouse
Heydour, Church Lees Farmhouse
Heydour, Church Lees Farmhouse

"Possibly former rectory, now farm house; c.1700 with major alterations and addition in c.1800"

"Above door a blocked window forming a niche in which there stands a C14 carved figure of a musician"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360325 

DB 6 August 2018 

Heydour, Church Lees Farmhouse
Horncastle, Market Place
Horncastle, Market Place
Horncastle, Market Place

This undated (pre-1866) painting by E Roberts shows the Old Vicarage at the end of the Market Place with edge of the Punch House showing on the extreme left.

The Market Place contained a series of small shops and shacks, shown here on the right, which were cleared away in 1862.

This view shows (on the extreme right foreground) the north side of the High Street frontage leading into the Market Place.

Courtesy Pearl Wheatley

Horncastle, Market Place, E Roberts, painting, Punch House, Old Vicarage,
Ingoldsby, Old Manor House
Ingoldsby, Old Manor House
Ingoldsby, Old Manor House

"Former Rectory [in Main Street] now house; 1847 by Charles Kirk of Sleaford"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062394 

DB 18 February 2019

Ingoldsby, Old Manor House, Rectory, Charles Kirk
Laceby, Rectory
Laceby, Rectory
Laceby, Rectory

Old Rectory viewed from the churchyard.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states "Rev. Wm. Hilton Hutchinson is the incumbent, and has a good Rectory House, built in 1834, and 17 acres of glebe"

DB 7 March 2020

Laceby, Rectory
Langrick, Vicarage
Langrick, Vicarage
Langrick, Vicarage

Former Vicarage, located next to the church, now a private house. 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The living of Wildmore is a perpetual curacy, net yearly value £345, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Lincoln, and held since 1913 by the Rev. Gerald Marchant Davis M.A. of University College, Durham" 

DB 7 May 2019

Langrick, Vicarage, Wildmore
Louth, Rectory, Westgate
Louth, Rectory, Westgate
Louth, Rectory, Westgate

"Rectory 1828 viewed from the tower of St James Church.

"Red brick with slate roofs plus brick coped gables and kneelers.

4 tall brick stacks with diagonal shafts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308635 

DB 22 September 2015 

Louth, Rectory, Westgate
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory
Market Deeping, St Guthlac, Churchyard & Old Rectory

View across the churchyard towards the Old Rectory beyond.

"Early C14 refectory or infirmary to the Priory of Market Deeping, a cell of Thorney Abbey.

Converted to a rectory after the dissolution with alterations of mid C18, and extensions and further alterations of 1832 by Thomas Pilkington for Rev. W. Hildyard, in a Gothick style.

Minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062659 

DB 7 September 2019

Market Deeping, Saint Guthlac, Churchyard, Thorney Abbey, Thomas Pilkington, Priory
Old Somerby, Rectory
Old Somerby, Rectory
Old Somerby, Rectory

"Former rectory now house; c.1700 with later C18, C19 and C20 alterations and additions"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253283 

Viewed from the churchyard. 

DB 2 March 2019

Old Somerby, Rectory
Old Somerby, Rectory
Old Somerby, Rectory
Old Somerby, Rectory

A depiction of Saint George and the Dragon over the front door.

DB 2 March 2020 

Old Somerby, Rectory
Owston Ferry, Vicarage
Owston Ferry, Vicarage
Owston Ferry, Vicarage

White's Diretory of Lincolnshire 1872 states

"The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £19. 10s., and now at £300, is in the gift of the Bishop of Chester, and incumbency of the Rev. George Edward Smith, M.A., surrogate, who has a neat residence"

DB 21 August 2018

Owston Ferry, Vicarage
Quarrington, Rectory
Quarrington, Rectory
Quarrington, Rectory

Former rectory 1846, next to the church, now a private house.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The old Rectory House, a large thatched mansion, was burnt down about 1760, and a new one was not built till 1846"

DB 18 November 2019

Quarrington, Rectory
Roughton, Old Rectory
Roughton, Old Rectory
Roughton, Old Rectory

Old Rectory viewed from the churchyard.

"Former rectory, now house. c.1700 with C19 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063159 

DB 18 January 2020

Roughton, Rectory
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Rectory, Fishtoft Road

The current Rectory for comparison with Skirbeck Hall the former Rectory.

Both are built immediately adjacent to the churchyard and have their own private entrances. 

DB 5 June 2019

Skirbeck, Rectory
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road
Skirbeck, Skirbeck Hall (Former Rectory), Fishtoft Road

Former rectory now a private house

"1847, by Edward Lapidge, C20 alterations and extensions ...

built for Rev Dr William Roy following the destruction by fire of the former rectory"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388860

The former Rectory gardens are now home to an exclusive gated housing estate. Also the current rectory which fronts directly onto Fishtoft Road.

DB 5 June 2019

Skirbeck, Hall, Rectory, Edward Lapidge
Spalding, The Vicarage, Church Street
Spalding, The Vicarage, Church Street
Spalding, The Vicarage, Church Street

"Early C19 house of 2 storeys with 2 wings slightly lower but of similar build"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064006 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £582, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1913 by the Rev. Edward Pountney Gough M.A. of Keble College, Oxford, rural dean of West Elloe"

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Vicarage
Spilsby, Vicarage, Church Street
Spilsby, Vicarage, Church Street
Spilsby, Vicarage, Church Street

"Vicarage. Mid C18 with C19 alterations and extensions"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063588 

Now a private house and being offered for sale with a guide price of £450,000 "Seven bedroom Grade II listed family house set in about half an acre with a south facing garden in this popular village"

https://search.savills.com/property-detail/gblnsclit190033 

DB 15 November 2019

Spilsby, Vicarage
Stubton, Rectory
Stubton, Rectory
Stubton, Rectory

Former rectory now a private house.

Pevsner states "1857 by David Brandon". 

DB 28 August 2018 

Stubton, Rectory, David Brandon
Tattershall, Old Vicarage, High Street
Tattershall, Old Vicarage, High Street
Tattershall, Old Vicarage, High Street

"Former vicarage, now house. Late C18"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1215970 

DB 1 July 2019

Tattershall, Old Vicarage
Wilsford, Rectory
Wilsford, Rectory
Wilsford, Rectory

Former rectory, viewed from the churchyard, on the opposite side of Main Street.

DB 16 April 2018

Wilsford, Rectory