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Firsby, Railway Station
Firsby, Railway Station
Firsby, Railway Station

The village of Firsby was rather small to have such a large and imposing station as this to serve it.

Opened in 1848 it became the junction station for trains to Spilsby in 1868 and Skegness, the first section of which opened to Wainfleet in 1871.

Closed with the line in 1970, the photograph shows the almost complete remains of its overall roof which it retained to the end.

Trains to Skegness now bypass the site to the south and little remains today of this once impressive collection of buildings.

Peter Grey Archive, 1969

Firsby, railway station
Firsby, St Andrew
Firsby, St Andrew
Firsby, St Andrew

Firsby was once a railway junction and very little else.

St Andrew's church, built in 1856, is the work of G. E. Street*.

* George Edmund Street (1824-1881) was a leading architect in the Victorian Gothic revival. He built many churches and is best known for the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, London, a far cry from Firsby.

Mark Acton, 2016

Firsby, St Andrew, G E Street
Firsby, St Andrew
Firsby, St Andrew
Firsby, St Andrew

Same viewpoint, same day, different camera, different photographer.

The cross seen to the left of the picture has a base and lower shaft dating from the fifteenth century. It has been restored and converted into the village war memorial.

May 2016

Firsby, St Andrew church, war memorial
Firsby, St Andrew, bellcote
Firsby, St Andrew, bellcote
Firsby, St Andrew, bellcote

The double bellcote is built over the west end of the nave, a common design feature of Victorian country churches.

Below the bellcote - not visible here - is a rose window in plate tracery.

May 2016

Firsby, St Andrew bellcote