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Coningsby, Moorside, Methodist Chapel
Coningsby, Moorside, Methodist Chapel
Coningsby, Moorside, Methodist Chapel
Coningsby, Moorside Wesleyan Methodist Church chapel
Coningsby, Railway Station
Coningsby, Railway Station
Coningsby, Railway Station

Opened with what was known as the ‘New Line’, between Coningsby Junction and Bellwater Junction, in 1913, the line and station closed in 1970.

The station platforms are of timber, without large buildings on them. This was to reduce the weight at this location, sited as it was on the top of an embankment.

Peter Grey Archive, 1970

Coningsby, railway station, timber platform
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael

The church of St Michael in Coningsby has a tall ashlar-faced west tower and shows both Decorated with Perpendicular styles.

The polygonal apse and clerestory were added in 1870. It is notable for its large single-handed clock.

Undated postcard

Coningsby,
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael

View from the north-east.

August 2013

Coningsby, St Michael church
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael

View from the south-east.

The clearance of the large graveyard has made a considerable change to the setting of the church (see early 20th century postcard).

August 2013

Coningsby, St Michael church
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael

The passageway between tower and nave,

August 2013

Coningsby, St Michael church
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael
Coningsby, St Michael

The windows in the south aisle are from the Perpendicular period.

August 2013

Coningsby, St Michael church
Coningsby, St Michael, gargoyle
Coningsby, St Michael, gargoyle
Coningsby, St Michael, gargoyle

Gargoyle in the form of a grinning gryphon.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, gargoyle
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior

Looking east towards the chancel.

The low 5-bay arcades date from the Early English period, with in some places, stiff-leaved capitals.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior
Coningsby, St Michael, interior

Looking west from the chancel steps. The west doorway - screened off - has a rose window above.

April 2016


Coningsby, St Michael, interior, rose window
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop

There are label stops above capitals in both north and south arcades.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop

There are label stops above capitals in both north and south arcades.

April 2016



Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, label stop

There are label stops above capitals in both north and south arcades.

April 2016



Coningsby, St Michael, label stop
Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, porch

The two-storeyed south porch dates from the Perpendicular period (15th century).

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, porch
Coningsby, St Michael, roof
Coningsby, St Michael, roof
Coningsby, St Michael, roof

The roof above the nave.

April 2016

Coningsby, St Michael, roof timber
Coningsby, Windmill
Coningsby, Windmill
Coningsby, Windmill

Nothing now remains of Coningsby’s five-sailed tower mill built in 1826.

It was located in Silver Street and was last operated by William Watson.

undated postcard 

Coningsby, wind mill, Silver Street, William Watson