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Great Limber
 
Great Limber, Mausoleum
Great Limber, Mausoleum
Great Limber, Mausoleum

The mausoleum in Great Limber (TA133088) on the Brocklesby estate was designed by James Wyatt, in the late eighteenth century.

It commemorates Sophia, the wife of the first Baron Yarborough, who died aged 33 in 1786. It is described as majestic and 'undoubtedly Wyatt's masterpiece' by Pevsner.

Inside is a figure of Sophia by Joseph Nollekens.

Frank Robinson, 2009

 

Great Limber, Brocklesby, Yarborough, Wyatt, Nollekens,
Great Limber, Priest's House
Great Limber, Priest's House
Great Limber, Priest's House

A priory was founded at Limber Magna before 1180 and dissolved in the 15th century.

All that remains of the priory is the old Priestís House with seven-feet thick stone walls.

It has been extended at various times and some of the stone has been faced with brick.

H D Martineau c.1980
Great Limber, priest's house, priory, limber magna,
Great Limber, St Peter
Great Limber, St Peter
Great Limber, St Peter

St Peterís has a short, broad tower and a spacious interior with long aisles and nave.

Much of the church is 14th century, including the arcades and chancel arch.

The chancel with its lancet windows is Victorian work by Butterfield, as is the rood screen.

May 2009

Great Limber, St Peter church, Butterfield