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Little Ponton
 
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall

Probably built for William Thorold, d.l725 with later 18th and 19th century alterations.

Now the home of Mr and Mrs George McCorquodale. 

DB 17 February 2013

Little Ponton Hall, McCorquodale
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall

Probably built for William Thorold, d.l725 with later 18th and 19th century alterations.

Now the home of Mr and Mrs George McCorquodale. 

DB 17 February 2013

See other images of this house 

Little Ponton Hall, McCorquodale
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall
Little Ponton Hall

Probably built for William Thorold, d.l725 with later 18th and 19th century alterations.

Now the home of Mr and Mrs George McCorquodale. 

DB 14 February 2016

Little Ponton Hall, McCorquodale
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote

Octagonal early Georgian Pigeoncote. 

DB 15 February 2015 

Little Ponton Hall Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote

Octagonal early Georgian Pigeoncote. 

DB 11 February 2018

Little Ponton Hall Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote
Little Ponton Hall, Pigeoncote

Octagonal early Georgian Pigeoncote. 

DB 15 February 2015 

Little Ponton Hall Pigeoncote
Little Ponton, Railway Bridge
Little Ponton, Railway Bridge
Little Ponton, Railway Bridge

Carries the Great Northern Railway line over Whalebone Lane.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The Old Whalebones, which are a landmark in this parish, have recently been restored by Major William Longstaffe ; they are situated in Whalebone Lane" 

Bridge ECM1 236. 

DB 24 April 2019

Little Ponton, Railway Bridge
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane

"Former school and school house, now house. 1832, minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062314 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Public Elementary School (mixed), built by subscription in 1832 & enlarged in 1884, for 56 children; Miss Alice Mary Morley, mistress"

DB 24 April 2019

Little Ponton, School
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane
Little Ponton, School, Church Lane

Date stone reads "1832".

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The school, with a house for the teacher, was built in 1832, by the Rev. Dr. Dowdiswell, the late lord of the manor"

also

"Watchorne Eliz. schoolmistress"

DB 24 April 2019

Little Ponton, School
Little Ponton, Shire Stud
Little Ponton, Shire Stud
Little Ponton, Shire Stud

William Todd of Grange Farm, Little Ponton owned and ran a successful stud in the 1930s and 40s.

This photograph of prize winning shire horses illustrated the front cover of information booklet published c.1943.

Todd’s horses and their progeny won many prizes at the Lincolnshire Show, in London and elsewhere.

David Robinson Collection

Little Ponton, shire horse stud, William Todd, Grange Farm
Little Ponton, Shire Stud
Little Ponton, Shire Stud
Little Ponton, Shire Stud

‘Ponton Inventor’, was a bay stallion, foaled in 1933. The horse was let out to farmers in Yorkshire each year from 1936.

David Robinson Collection

Little Ponton, Ponton Inventor
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac

The chancel arch of St Guthlac’s, Little Ponton is descibed by Pevsner as Saxo-Norman. The chancel itself is late thirteenth century.

The north arcade and south doorway are Early English. The arch of a former south chapel is clear.

Mark Acton, 2017

Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac

East end of Saint Guthlac's Church viewed across a sea of aconites in the grounds of Little Ponton Hall. 

DB 13 February 2011

Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac

Another springtime photo of the church.

The west gable was rebuilt in 1657 and unusually the bell is set into the gable rather then in a bellcote.

March 2017

Little Ponton, St Guthlac, bellcote
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, interior
Church is Grade I listed because of its fine Saxo-Norman chancel arch. 
 
DB  25 February 2012
Little Ponton, St Guthlac
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone
Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Todd's Gravestone

Gravestone of Richard Todd Oscar-nominated actor best known for war dramas like "The Dam Busters", "The Longest Day", "Yangtse Incident" and "The Hasty Heart".

An officer in the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion he was one of the first to land in Normandy in advance of the main D-Day landings. 

DB 25 February 2012 

Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd, Gravestone