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Freiston
 
Freiston, bridge
Freiston, bridge
Freiston, bridge

This brick bridge c.1805 is one of several crossing the Hobhole Drain, the main drain in the East Fen. It was designed by Sir John Rennie.

Frank Robinson, July 2014

Freiston, bridge, Sir John Rennie, Hobhole Drain
Freiston, Shore
Freiston, Shore
Freiston, Shore

Freiston Shore, north of Boston, was developed as a sea bathing resort in the late 18th & early 19th centuries.

Later coastal accretion caused a salt marsh to develop bringing the end of the hotel trade.

Freiston Shore contains the remains of fortifications constructed during the Second World War and a former light railway.

Postcard, 1906

Freiston, sea bathing, Freiston Shore
Freiston, St James
Freiston, St James
Freiston, St James

St James in Freiston is, typically for the area, externally in the Perpendicular style.

Inside, though, is a long Norman nave with a thirteenth-century extension to the west. The east end originally led to a crossing and choir, demolished after after Dissolution; this was a Benedictine Priory.

The chapels have old screens, the fifteenth-century font has its original canopied cover.

Mark Acton, 2011

Freiston, Perpendicular, Norman, Benedictine,