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Halton Holegate
 
Halton Holegate, Windmill
Halton Holegate, Windmill
Halton Holegate, Windmill

Known as Top Mill or Borrill's Mill, this small 4-sailed corn mill (one of two in the village) stood close to the lane leading south from the village centre towards the fen (TF 417 654).

The miller for much of the twentieth century was John Borrill, succeeded by Frank Parker.

Ken Redmore, 1957

Halton Holegate, windmill
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew

St Andrew, Halton Holegate, is largely Perpendicular and built in greenstone though the tower and east end are the work of James Fowler and G. E. Street in 1866-67.

The interior contains fine choir stalls and bench ends. There is a monument of an early fourteenth-century knight possibly Sir John de Fenes.

Mark Acton, 2016



Halton Holegate, St Andrew, James Fowler, G E Street, Sir John ds Fenes
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew

The tower, rebuilt by Fowler in 1866-67, has a large bell opening in Perpendicular style.

The tower not only has large angle buttresses between each face but also smaller buttresses midway along the three exposed sides.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew church, Fowler
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew
Halton Holegate, St Andrew

The clerestory built of Ancaster stone has eight closely set three-light windows.

The aisles were rebuilt in 1846.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew church
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, bell opening
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, bell opening
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, bell opening

The large bell opening high in the tower of St Andrew's. It is in Perpendicular style.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew, bell opening
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch

The porch of St Andrew's church is built of Ancaster stone. It has a parapet of two tiers of quatrefoils and pinnacles.

Either side of the entrance are traceried spandrels.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew church, porch, quatrefoils, spandrels
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch detail
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch detail
Halton Holegate, St Andrew, porch detail

Details of the double rows of quatrefoils above the porch.

May 2016

Halton Holegate, St Andrew church porch
Halton Holegate, Street Scene
Halton Holegate, Street Scene
Halton Holegate, Street Scene

The small village of Halton Holegate lies 1 mile east of Spilsby.

It had a railway station on the Firsby Junction to Spilsby branch line which opened in 1868. Passenger services ended in 1939 and the line closed completely in 1958.

The Bell Inn, shown here on the left, is still open for business.

The fringe of the churchyard of St Andrew's appears on the right.

undated postcard

Halton Holegate, Bell Inn, Firsby to Spilsby railway