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Cherry Willingham, St Peter& St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter& St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter& St Paul

"The churchyard at the Church of Peter and St Paul is depicted on the 2nd edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey County Series map.

The current church dates from 1753, but an earlier, probably medieval, church is documented as being on or near to the site, and it is possible that the churchyard dates back to this period as well"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Churchyard--Church-of-St-Peter-and-St-Paul--Cherry-Willingham/234083.record?pt=S 

Peter Kirk Collection, 15 April 1990

Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, georgian, classical,
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul

One of the best Georgian churches in Lincolnshire, St Peter and St Paul church in Cherry Willingham was built in 1753.

It is stone built and Classical with a pedimented west front. There is a fine Georgian reredos inside.

Mark Acton

Cherry Willingham, georgian, classical,
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul

Kelly's Directory 1913 reads :-

"The church of St. Peter is a small building of freestone, in the Classial style, with a western turret containing one bell, erected by Thomas Becke esq. and restored in 1867 by Mr. John Glen Bayles, who also presented an organ and eagle lectern in 1870:

there is a memorial to the founder, who died Oct. 19, 1757. one to the Rev. George Rigg, vicar, dated 1868, and several to the Hutton family:

there are 100 sittings"

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul

White's Directory 1872 has :-

"The Church (St. Peter & St. Paul), which was appropriated to Foss Nunnery, near Torksey, and rebuilt by Thomas Becke, Esq., who died in 1757, is a handsome freestone fabric, in the Grecian style, with a leaden roof, and an octagonal cupola of wood over the western pediment, for the bell.

It was reseated, decorated, and provided with a new organ and a beautiful eagle lectern, in the year 1869, at the sole expense of the churchwarden; and it contains many memorials of the Becke family, who formerly resided here, and were owners of the parish.

The benefice is a vicarage, valued in K.B. at £6. 13s. 4d., and now at £100 per annum. in the gift of the Boast and Carline families, and incumbency of the Rev. John Jackson Swift, M.A. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1840, for £100"

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Doorway
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Doorway
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Doorway

"West front with central Tuscan doorway with flanking half columns supporting entablature and pediment"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image, Tuscan doorway
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Font
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Font
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Font

"C18 stone font inscribed with 'Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not.' Bowl with acorn cups, bindweed and tulip heads. Tall ornate base"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image, FONT
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Inscription
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Inscription
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Inscription

Inscription preserved above the entrance.

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"Monument to Robert Featherby, died 1834, of ashlar with inner 4 centred arch and angel brackets below"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM FEATHRBY, LATE ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN, WHO TWICE SERVED THE OFFICE OF MAYOR HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 26TH 1829, AGED 63 YEARS. 

ALSO OF SUSANNA,WIFE OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM FEATHERBY, WHO DIED NOVR. THE 30TH 1846, AGED 82 YEARS"

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"Monument to John Harrowsmith, died 1840. Limestone ashlar with ornate crocketed and finialled gable, inner pointed cusped arch with nook shafts"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image, John Harrowsmith
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"Monument to Henry Hutton, died 1836, with grey marble shaped ground, white marble tomb chest with beribboned palms"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, Henry Hutton
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE REVD. GEORGE RIGG, VICAR OF THIS PARISH FOR TWENTY YEARS,WHO DIED IN THE COUNTY OF KENT ON GOOD FRIDAY THE 10TH APRIL 1868, AGED 63 YEARS, AND WAS INTERRED AT KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY LONDON. 

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE BROTHER AND SISTER" 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, Ggeorge Rigg
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Memorial

"Monument to Thomas Becke, died 1757, founder and patron of the church who made a fortune in law 'without the sordid means of avaricious parsimony'. Ornate broken pediment with central cartouche with coat-of-arms. Flanking fluted ionic pilasters with central round headed niche with ornate keystone. Large moulded apron"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064018?section=official-list-entry 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, Thomas Becke
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Organ
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Organ
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Organ

"BUILT 1871 T. HAIGH NICHOLSON LINCOLN"

First played Trinity Sunday 1871. 

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, organ
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Sanctuary
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Sanctuary
Cherry Willingham, St Peter & St Paul, Sanctuary

The altar table has waves carved along the bottom rail to symbolize the sea - the same blue is repeated in the carpet - information from the Church Guide.

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Cherry Willingham, Saint Peter & Saint Paul, church, image
Cherry Willingham, The Manor House
Cherry Willingham, The Manor House
Cherry Willingham, The Manor House

"House. Late C18, mid C19, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064019?section=official-list-entry 

Viewed from the churchyard. 

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Cherry Willingham, Manor House
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Cherry Willingham Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1836. The builders paid attention to detail and made this little one-cell chapel decorative.

It is in red brick but has yellow brick trimmings and round headed windows.

The plaque above the door, now gone, was very large for the size of the chapel what did it say?

The building is well cared for now with its use as the Parish Council Office.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Cherry Willingham, methodist, wesleyan,
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Cherry Willingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Lincoln Circuits Past And Present" prepared by Colin Shepherdson (Revised October 2000) it is stated that :-

"The chapel, situated in the High Street, was built in 1864. The last service was held on the 30.8.98, although morning services had been held at the local comprehensive school for several years as the chapel was too small. The membership of 14 still continue to meet at the school.

The chapel is now used as a Parish Council Office and Drop In Information Centre"

Geoff Swain Collection 12 June 1994

Cherry Willingham,