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Corby Glen
 
Corby Glen, Church Street Rooms
Corby Glen, Church Street Rooms
Corby Glen, Church Street Rooms

"The Church Street Rooms were gifted for the use and benefit of the people of Corby in 1910"

http://www.churchstreetrooms.co.uk/ 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The Church room was erected in 1909 by the present vicar at a cost of £350"

The vicar in 1919 was the Rev. Arthur Abbott M.A. of Queen's College, Oxford.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Church Street Rooms
Corby Glen, Glebe Farmhouse (Formerly Black Bull Inn), Church Street
Corby Glen, Glebe Farmhouse (Formerly Black Bull Inn), Church Street
Corby Glen, Glebe Farmhouse (Formerly Black Bull Inn), Church Street

"Former public house, now farmhouse and barn. Early C18 with C19 and C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165985 

Inscription under the gable facing Church Street reading "The Black Bull" - a second similar inscription round the corner.

Listed in White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 :-

"Black Bull, Henry Adcock" 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Glebe Farmhouse, Black Bull Inn, Public House
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump

C19 water pump.

A second similar pump can be found in the Market Place.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Pump, High Street
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn
Corby Glen, Market Place, Fighting Cocks Inn

"Public. house. C17 with C19 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062817 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 lists 7 Inns & Taverns :-

Angel, Geo. Searson Bellamy
Black Bull, Henry Adcock
Fighting Cocks, Chas. Hannam, jun
Masons' Arms, John Greenberry, cattle dealer
New Inn, Elizabeth Cocks
Railway Hotel, Cphr. Heath
Wheat Sheaf, Chas. Hannam, sen. ,machine owner 
 
A beer house was also mentioned
 
Rawlinson Thos. plumber & glazier, and beerhouse.
 
DB 15 April 2018 

Corby Glen, Fighting Cocks, Inn
Corby Glen, Market Place, March Hare
Corby Glen, Market Place, March Hare
Corby Glen, Market Place, March Hare

Tea Room & Bakery formerly a doctor's surgery.

https://themarchhare.eu/ 

Building is dated 1893. 

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Market Place, March Hare, Tea Room
Corby Glen, Market Place, Market Cross
Corby Glen, Market Place, Market Cross
Corby Glen, Market Place, Market Cross

"The market cross was erected in Market Place during the 14th century and is believed to stand in or near its original location"

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=8056&p=0 

Pevsner suggests the shaft of the cross dates from the 18th century, but the base is medieval. 

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Market Place, Cross
Corby Glen, Market Place, Panoramic View
Corby Glen, Market Place, Panoramic View
Corby Glen, Market Place, Panoramic View

"The wapentake of Beltisloe, established in the 10th century under Danelaw, met in the Market Place and dealt with civil, fiscal and military concerns.

A market and fair charter was granted in 1239 by Henry III which permitted a weekly market and three annual fairs; the annual sheep fair is the oldest in Britain"

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=8056&p=0 

DB 15 April 2018 

Corby Glen, Market Place, wapentake, Beltisloe, Danelaw, charter, Henry III, sheep fair
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump

C19 water pump.

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street

"Roman Catholic Church. 1855-6. In c.1300 style"

"The Catholic Church was moved from the Irnham Estate to Corby when the Cliffords, a Catholic family, sold the Estate to the Protestant Woodhouses in mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062853 

DB 22 March 2019 

Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street
Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, High Street

Chapel closed in 2012 and was being offered for sale with an asking price of £150,000 Freehold.

"Constructed circa 1857 and designed by architects Weightman, Hadfield & Goldi of Sheffield"

https://media.onthemarket.com/properties/785042/doc_1_140.pdf 

The graveyard still remains in use. 

DB 22 March 2019 

Corby Glen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist

The church of St John the Evangelist in Corby Glen is largely Perpendicular work though the north aisle is from the Decorated period.

The building is famous for its medieval wall paintings discovered in 1939.

Mark Acton, 2014

Corby Glen, St John Evangelist church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist

Kelly's Directory 1919 states :-

"The church of St. John the Evangelist is a large and ancient edifice of stone, in the Decorated style of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells:

it was restored and reseated in 1860:

there are several stained windows, some of which are memorials :

the church affords 206 sittings.

The register dates from the year 1561.

The living is a discharged vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Irnham, joint net yearly value £500 with residence and 82 acres of glebe, in the gift of Col. Gordon, and held since 1899 by the Rev. Arthur Abbott M.A. of Queen's College, Oxford"

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The CHURCH (St. John the Evangelist) is a large edifice in the decorated style of the 14th century, with a tower and four bells.

In the windows are some remains of ancient stained glass.

The benefice is a vicarage, consolidated with Irnham Rectory in the patronage of W. H. Woodhouse, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Farebrother, B.C.L., who resides at Corby Vicarage, a large Elizabethan mansion, and has 72 acres of glebe"

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist

C14 2 storey south porch.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel

"The chancel was extended in the 15th century, with two windows added"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_the_Evangelist%27s_Church,_Corby_Glen 

Dressed for Lent.

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Chancel, East Window

"The chancel east window is of 3 cusped lights with C19 panel tracery over"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309158 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard, Grave Marker

Unusual iron grave marker in memory of George Kellam Bird died 1885.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Churchyard
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Monument
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Monument
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Monument

"In the north chapel an oval monument with elaborate roccoco surround to Frances Wilcox d.1764"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309158 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, monument
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

"The C13 double chamfered chancel arch, dying to the reveals, has beside it the doorway to the rood loft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309158 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave

Looking west towards the tower arch.

"The tall C14 tower arch has moulded reveals, annular moulded hood with florate stops"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309158 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Pulpit

Pulpit presumably from the 1860 restoration.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, pulpit
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Nave, Royal Arms

Royal Arms of George I dated 1726 hanging above the tower arch. 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, Royal Arms
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Font
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Font
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Font

"The C13 font has an octagonal bowl with stop chamfers to the square base which is now supported on a free standing marble shaft added in 1893"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309158 

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, font
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Stained Glass
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Stained Glass
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, North Aisle, Stained Glass

Two fragments of medieval glass included near the top of this window in the north aisle.

The head of Mary crowned to the right. 

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, glass
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Organ
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Organ
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Organ

"The church has a small single-manual organ with five stops, probably made by Taylor of Leicester.

It was obtained from Stamford School in 1949 to replace an earlier organ installed in 1890.

The Taylor organ was overhauled in 1997 by Aistrup & Hind"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_the_Evangelist%27s_Church,_Corby_Glen 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, organ
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, South Porch
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, South Porch
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, South Porch

Outline of shoes engraved into the stone bench inside the south porch.

Such engravings of peoples feet, inside the church porch, are not unique to Corby Glen. Is it just idle graffiti? a pilgrims mark? an allorgory of sole for soul? or I was here?

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower

C12 tower with 3 stages.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, tower
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Tower

Bell ringing chamber at the base of the west tower.

"The church has a peal of six bells used for change ringing.

Four of these were cast for the church between 1580 and 1628.

Two others, obtained from St Albans, having been cast in 1935, were hung in 2013.

During the re-hanging a bell that had been added to the peal in 1988 was removed for sale; this bell, the fifth at the time, had come from the St Thomas church at nearby Bassingthorpe.

In 1975 the original timber bellframe was replaced by a steel one.

At that time the bell from the former grammar school was hung to provide a separate Sanctus bell to be rung for church services.

This bell was cast in 1691 at the Stamford foundry of Tobias Norris"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_the_Evangelist%27s_Church,_Corby_Glen 

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, bell
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
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting

A medieval wall painting in the north aisle of the church of St John the Evangelist in Corby Glen.

Mark Acton, 2014

Corby Glen, St John Evangelist church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting

"In 1939 a churchwarden discovered medieval wall paintings beneath flaking later whitewash"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_the_Evangelist%27s_Church,_Corby_Glen 

View from the south aisle across the nave showing some of the many wall paintings.

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting

Depiction of the devil or a demon(?) found in the north aisle.

DB 9 September 2017

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity

Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child.

At her feet to the right is a smaller image of Joseph wearing a hat with an ox and ass.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, King Herod
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, King Herod
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, King Herod

Scene from the Nativity showing Herod the Great, King of Judea who ordered the massacre of the Innocents.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi

Scene from the Nativity showing one of the three kings or wise men.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting, magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Magi

Scene from the Nativity showing another one of the three kings or wise men.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting, Magi
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd

Scene from the Nativity showing a shepherd travelling to Bethlehem in search of the infant Jesus.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting of Nativity, Shepherd

Scene from the Nativity showing another shepherd travelling to Bethlehem in search of the infant Jesus.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, Doom
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, Doom
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, Doom

Remains of a Doom painting over the chancel arch.

"A "Doom painting" or "Doom" is a traditional English term for a wall-painting of the Last Judgment in a medieval church"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_paintings 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church, wall painting, doom
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, St Christopher
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, St Christopher
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Wall Painting, St Christopher

Contrast stretched in the rectangular area to enhance detail.

St Christopher seen at the bottom of the enhanced area with his staff. 

North aisle wall. 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, Church
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, War Memorial
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, War Memorial
Corby Glen, St John the Evangelist, War Memorial

Framed and glazed list of those who died in the First Word War.

DB 7 April 2019

Corby Glen, St John Evangelist church, war memorial
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

In "Brief Details of Chapels in the Grantham Circuit" Revised August 1998 Colin Sheperdson and Allen Griffin state :- 

i) A Dissenter's Certificate was issued in 1829 and the first chapel built in 1845.

It was sold in 1903, following the opening of the new chapel, and is now a private dwelling standing opposite the present chapel.

ii) The foundation stone of the second chapel, in Station Road, was laid on the 7.8.1902 and the chapel opened on the 8.1.1903.

A Sunday school was added and opened on the 9.1.1936.

The chapel is still in use with a membership of 23"

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Old)
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Old)
Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Old)

In "Brief Details of Chapels in the Grantham Circuit" Revised August 1998 Colin Sheperdson and Allen Griffin state :- 

"i) A Dissenter's Certificate was issued in 1829 and the first chapel built in 1845.

It was sold in 1903, following the opening of the new chapel, and is now a private dwelling standing opposite the present chapel"

Date stone reads "1846" 

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery

"The Willoughby Memorial Library and Art Gallery is the former grammar school established in 1673 by Charles Read, a wealthy shipping magnate" 

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=8056&p=0 

Restored and endowed by Lord Ancaster 1965 in memory of his son Timothy who was lost at sea in a Mediterranean storm.

http://www.willoughbygallery.com/ 

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery, Charles Read, Grammar School
Corby Glen, Woodhouse Arms, Bourne Road
Corby Glen, Woodhouse Arms, Bourne Road
Corby Glen, Woodhouse Arms, Bourne Road

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

"Wilkinson Ann C. (Mrs.), Woodhouse Arms P.H"

DB 9 September 2017

Corby Glen, Woodhouse Arms, public house