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Thornton by Horncastle
 
Thornton by Horncastle, Railway Crossing
Thornton by Horncastle, Railway Crossing
Thornton by Horncastle, Railway Crossing

A small mixed freight train on the Woodhall Junction - Horncastle line after the end of passenger services (1954) and before the line closed in 1971.

This photograph is taken from Thornton Crossing where the line crosses the minor road known as 'Fifty Acre' between the A153 and the B1191 in the centre of Thornton.

Horncastle canal ran parallel with the line at this point and is just out of the picture to the right

KR 1959

Thornton by Horncastle, railway, Thornton Crossing
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid
June 2013
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid church, coat pegs
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ

The organ at Thornton is one of the oldest in Britain, possibly dating from the 1680s.

It was given to Horsington church in 1860 by Magdalen College Oxford and later transferred to Thornton.

June 2013

Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ. Magdalen College Oxford.
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, organ

The keyboard of the organ at St Wilfrid's has black naturals and ivory sharps.

June 2013

Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid church, organ
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid

St Wilfred’s in Martin near Horncastle has a greenstone nave and chancel.

It was restored in 1890 by Ewan Christian.

Mark Acton, 2013

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Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid church, Ewan Christian.
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs
Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, coat pegs

Four sets of wrought iron hat pegs (for 32 hats) on the nave walls are from the Georgian period.  They are an unusual and rare survival.

June 2013

Thornton by Horncastle, St Wilfrid, hat pegs, Georgian