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Bassingham, Bugle Horne
Bassingham, Bugle Horne
Bassingham, Bugle Horne

"Built in the 17th Century as an Inn"

http://www.bassinghambuglehorn.co.uk/ 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Bugle Horn, Inn, Public House
Bassingham, Five Bells
Bassingham, Five Bells
Bassingham, Five Bells

"Parts of the pub date back to the late 18th century"

https://fivebellsbassingham.co.uk/ 

DB 10 June 2012

Bassingham, Five Bells
Bassingham, High Street
Bassingham, High Street
Bassingham, High Street

The little cottage on the left was a shop for many years. The first owner in the 20th century was Elsam, then Steel (circa 1922) and finally George and Blanche Bates (circa 1938).  Mrs.Bates closed the shop with the introduction of VAT.

The building is on High Street, Bassingham, close to the school, the War Memorial, the Church and the Old Rectory (now a Nursing Home.)  Being a 'sweet shop' it was a popular place with the children.

In the distance is the blacksmith’s with horses waiting on the road.

This is one of the older parts of the village. When the photograph was taken Martin’s stackyard was on the other side of the road.

Post card, c.1925
Notes from Mrs Helen Ash

Bassingham, shop, Steel
Bassingham, Manor Farmhouse, Whites Lane
Bassingham, Manor Farmhouse, Whites Lane
Bassingham, Manor Farmhouse, Whites Lane

"Early C18 and mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061924 

Explained by village history map that 

"Bassingham Manor House was once part of Manor Farm. In 1832 Charles Marfleet, one of the Lords of the Manor, modernised the frontage as we see it today"

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Manor Farmhouse, Charles Marfleet
Bassingham, Methodist Chapel
Bassingham, Methodist Chapel
Bassingham, Methodist Chapel

The chapel at Bassingham was built for the Wesleyan Methodists in 1839.

It is unexpectedly large (500 'sittings') for a village with a population below 1000.

August 2016

Bassingham, Methodist Chapel, Wesleyan
Bassingham, School
Bassingham, School
Bassingham, School

Building inscription states :-

"National Schools

A.D. MDCCCLV" 

School closed in 1982 and is now a private residence.

DB 20 April 2018 

Bassingham, School
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael

The church of St. Michael in Bassingham has a Norman nave and an early fourteenth century chancel.

The embattled clerestory is of the Perpendicular period, with quatrefoiled parapet, gargoyles and pinnacles.

Mark Acton, 2008

Bassingham, St Michael church, Norman
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael

The same view of St Michael's Church from the south-east, this time in the Summer.

August 2016

Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael
Bassingham, St Michael

St Michael's tower was rebuilt by Thomas Bell in 1782 and incorporated a small 11th century window in the north side.

The single-light, shafted bell-openings are Early English.

August 2016

Bassingham, St Michael church, bell openings
Bassingham, St Michael, capital
Bassingham, St Michael, capital
Bassingham, St Michael, capital

The Early English north arcade was rebuilt by J H Hakewill* in 1860.

This scalloped capital on a round pier shows two successive arches. The one on the left has an authentic zig-zag decoration; the other is more likely an invention of Hakewill.

August 2016

* John Henry Hakewill (1810-1880) was an architect whose best known works are in Suffolk

Bassingham, St Michael, capital, J H Hakewill
Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Bassingham, St Michael, interior

The north arcade (to the left) is essentially Norman - though heavily restored in 1860 by J H Hakewill.

The south arcade (to the right) is of similar date (piers and capitals) but the arches are later.

Pevsner is dismissive of Hakewill's chancel arch.

August 2016

Bassingham, St Michael, interior
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill

Ornamental brick walls are a community arts project.

Carved in 2002 & 2003 by a class from Bassingham School.

Peter Moss credited as the artist. 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, community arts, Ornamental brick, Peter Moss
Bassingham, War Memorial
Bassingham, War Memorial
Bassingham, War Memorial

"An obelisk of red Aberdeen granite, facing the village green"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Bassingham/1627804.record?pt=S 

"memorial cost £211.75"

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, War Memorial
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost

Community water standpost retained for interest.

Very similar standposts in Aubourn, Haddington and Navenby 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Water, Standpost, Standpipe
Bassingham, windmill
Bassingham, windmill
Bassingham, windmill

This post mill was reputedly built by the Worsdall family in the 18th century. It worked until circa 1900 and was demolished in 1914.

Postcard mailed from Bassingham in 1906

Bassingham, post mill Worsdall family