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Potterhanworth, Chequers Public House, Cross Street
Potterhanworth, Chequers Public House, Cross Street
Potterhanworth, Chequers Public House, Cross Street

Being offered for sale with an asking price of £350,000

"This substantial refurbished Public House with Function Room and Living Accommodation above, has been refurbished to a high standard and whilst not currently trading, is fully equipped and ready for immediate occupation"

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-60259929.html 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 lists two public houses

Easton Mrs. Sloop inn &

Hather Ann (Mrs.), Chequers P .H 

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Potterhanworth, Chequers, Public House
Potterhanworth, Methodist Church
Potterhanworth, Methodist Church
Potterhanworth, Methodist Church

The foundation stone for this chapel in Barff Road was laid in 1888. A hall for the Sunday School and community use was opened in 1962.

July 2011


Potterhanworth, Methodist Church
Potterhanworth, Methodist Sunday School, banner
Potterhanworth, Methodist Sunday School, banner
Potterhanworth, Methodist Sunday School, banner
Methodist Church Sunday schools often owned banners such as this, to be used in parades and at other special events.
Potterhanworth, Methodist Church banner
Potterhanworth, Primary School
Potterhanworth, Primary School
Potterhanworth, Primary School

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Public Elementary School (mixed), built about 1856 & enlarged in 1910, for 100 children; Frank Clarke, mast"

The Church Guide states :-

"The foundation stone of the school was laid by Sir John Tuffnell on Wednesday August 15th 1855.

According to the Stamford Mercury " the Ceremony was imbued with a lively character by the music of the Metheringham Brass Band.

Master Harry Chaplin rode over on his pony."

Now "Potterhanworth, Church of England Primary School". 

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Potterhanworth, Church of England Primary School
Potterhanworth, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Barff Road
Potterhanworth, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Barff Road
Potterhanworth, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Barff Road

Former chapel now a private house.

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Lincoln Circuits Past And Present” prepared by Colin Shepherdson March 1998 (Revised October 2001) it is stated that :-

"A chapel was erected in 1838, also in Barff Road being the last building on the left when leaving the village and adjacent to 'Southcote'.

The last service was held on the 8.10.1944 and the chapel is now boarded up and for sale, having been used as a store shed for many years"

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Potterhanworth, Primitive Methodist, Barff Road
Potterhanworth, Railway Station
Potterhanworth, Railway Station
Potterhanworth, Railway Station

Great Eastern and Great Northern Joint Railway carrying trains between East Anglia to south Yorkshire and beyond opened in 1882.

It was created from a mix of existing railway routes together with one new section, that from Spalding to Lincoln, also opened in 1882. Potterhanworth station was on this latter stretch.

It was built to the same architectural design as the other village stations on the new line.

The station closed to passengers in 1955 and for goods in 1964.

The line remains open but the building in this photograph has since been demolished.

Peter Grey Archive, 1971

Potterhanworth, railway station
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew

St Andrew’s was rebuilt in 1854 by R C Hussey*, replacing the earlier Georgian  building.

The church comprises a nave of 4 bays, north aisle and chancel, all with Decorated style windows.

The tower, however, is largely 14th century.

July 2011

* Richard Charles Hussey, English architect

Potterhanworth, St Andrew, R C Hussey
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew

View of the church from the north. The north aisle, like the nave and chancel, is built in Decorated style by R C Hussey.

June 2017

Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Andrew, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1857, from designs by Mr. Hussey, is a building of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower with four pinnacles, containing 3 bells and a clock, placed in 1897 at a cost of £130, defrayed by public subscription, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria:

The east window is filled with stained glass, given by the late Very Rey. Frederick Anson D.D. dean of Chester, and father of the Rev. A. H. Anson, rector here 1847-59, who died Nov. 29, 1859 and on the south side of the chancel is a memorial window to Sir John Campbell kt. baron Campbell of St. Andrews, lord chancellor of Ireland, 1841, chief justice of the Queen's Bench, 1850, and lord chancellor of England, 1859, d. 23 June, 1861, presented by the hon. Louise-Madeline, his daughter, wife of the Rev. William Spranger White M.A. late rector, 1859-93: there is also a brass, placed in 1904, to the late Dr. Richard Smith, founder of Christ's Hospital, in Lincoln, and formerly lord of the manor here:

the previous church dated only from 1749:

there are 281 sittings.

The register dates from the year 1683.

The living is a rectory, net yearly value £650, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1910 by the Rev. William Thorpe Goodrich"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew
Potterhanworth, St Andrew

White's Directory of 1856 states :-

"The Church (St. Andrew) was rebuilt by subscription in 1856, except the tower.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £13. 16s. 6d., and now at £665, is in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and incumbency of the Rev. A.H. Anson, B.C.L., who has a large stone Rectory House.

The tithes were commuted at the enclosure for allotments of land, of which 249 acres are in the fen"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel

Looking east towards the sanctuary.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel

More detailed view of the sanctuary.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"the east window is filled with stained glass, given by the late Very Rey. Frederick Anson D.D. dean of Chester, and father of the Rev. A. H. Anson, rector here 1847-59, who died Nov. 29, 1859"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, east window, Anson
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, Organ
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, Organ
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Chancel, Organ

The Church Guide states :-

"In 1871 an organ was lent to the church by Mr Edward Nicholls, son of John Nicholls who was parish church clerk at Mr Anson's death.

On 2411 August 1876 he wrote from Brampton Manor by Chesterfield to give the organ outright to the church"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, organ
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west.

"4 bay nave, with simple C19 fittings"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309173

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Dr Richard Smith
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Dr Richard Smith
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Dr Richard Smith

White's Directory of 1856 states :-

"CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, or BLUE COAT SCHOOL, was founded in the year 1602, by Richard Smith, M.D., who bequeathed the manor, and certain lands, at Potter Hanworth, for the erection and endowment of a school, for the maintenance and education of twelve poor boys.

But, the estates having increased considerably in value, since that time, and the charity being augmented by a number of munificent bequests, the governors in 1815, were enabled to increase the number of scholars to fifty, and they have since been augmented by five or ten at a time, till they now amount to 124, who are lodged, maintained, clothed, and educated till they arrive at the age or fourteen or fifteen years, when each is apprenticed, with a premium of £16.

They are admitted between the ages of seven and eight; and are selected from the poorest and most deserving natives of Lincoln, Potter Hanworth, and Welton.

They were formerly dressed like the boys of Christ's Hospital in London, but they now wear more modern clothing.

They are now taught music as well as reading, writing, and arithmetic"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, Dr Richard Smith
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Font
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Font
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Font

C19 font.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, Font
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, pulpit
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial

"REMEMBER IN THE LORD

THE MEN OF THIS PARISH

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

IN THE WAR 1914-18" 

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, war memorial
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, North Aisle
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, North Aisle
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking east.

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Tower
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Tower
Potterhanworth, St Andrew, Tower

The Church Guide states :-

"The two lower stages of the Tower are the oldest part of the church and date from the fourteenth century.

When the Revd John Curtois partially rebuilt the church in 1749 it was stated that "the tower was 51 feet high and 11 ft 6 inches square within the walls and some pinnacles added"

"The tower has three stages but the top stage was part of Hussey's rebuilding of the church in 1856.

It has an ornate and unmistakably Victorian openwork parapet"

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Potterhanworth, Saint Andrew, Church, tower
Potterhanworth, Stone Age jadeite axe
Potterhanworth, Stone Age jadeite axe
Potterhanworth, Stone Age jadeite axe

The analysis of the petrology of Neolithic stone axes has been an important element of their study for the last few decades.

Understanding the sources of the stone used has enabled a greater understanding of trade routes and the desirability of certain materials. 

Petrological study is also highlighting when axes are made from exotic stones, which hint at far wider patterns of trade and cultural connection.

This axe, from Potterhanworth, is one such object.  It is made from jadeite sourced in the foothills of Monte Viso in the Italian Alps.  It was made around 4,000BC but probably entered Britain a few centuries later.

Only a handful of axes of this type are known from Britain.

Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection

Potterhanworth, Stone Age jadeite axe, Mount Viso
Potterhanworth, Village Sign
Potterhanworth, Village Sign
Potterhanworth, Village Sign

"This village sign was erected by the people of Potterhanworth on 17th September 1983 to commemorate the Marriage of H.R.H. Prince Charles The Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 1981. 

Sign fully rebuilt Oct 2012 - July 2014"

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Potterhanworth, Village Sign
Potterhanworth, War Memorial
Potterhanworth, War Memorial
Potterhanworth, War Memorial

"To the Glory of God This monument is placed here by the parishioners as a memorial to the brave men who, on land and sea, gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-1918"

Unveiled 9th March 1920 by Colonel W.V.R. Fane.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/43080  

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Potterhanworth, War Memorial
Potterhanworth, Water Tower
Potterhanworth, Water Tower
Potterhanworth, Water Tower

The water tower in Potterhanworth was built in 1903 and financed by an endowment from Christ’s Hospital.

A capacity of 37,000 gallons was supplied from a 150 foot deep artesian bore hole.

The rooms beneath the tank were used by the Home Guard in World War 2. Redundant in 1978, the building was converted into a private home in 1995.

Mark Acton, 2013

Potterhanworth, water tower, Home Guard
Potterhanworth, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Barff Road
Potterhanworth, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Barff Road
Potterhanworth, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Barff Road

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Lincoln Circuits Past And Present” prepared by Colin Shepherdson March 1998 (Revised October 2001) it is stated that :-

"i) A chapel was erected in 1830/31.

ii) The foundation stone of the new Chapel, in Barff Road, was laid on the 31.10.1888 and that of the Sunday school in the following year.

The stone laying for the adjacent new hall took place on the 23.6.1962.

The chapel is still in use with a membership of 13"

Unfortunately the chapel has since closed and is now a private house.

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Potterhanworth, Wesleyan Methodist, Chapel, Barff Road