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Torksey
 
Torksey Castle
Torksey Castle
Torksey Castle
More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach's book, 'Lincolnshire Country Houses and their Families: Part 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.
Torksey, Castle
Torksey, Castle
Torksey, Castle
Torksey, Castle

Torksey Castle was built in the middle of the sixteenth century by the wealthy Jermyn family of Suffolk, possibly as a convenient resting place on the road to York.

In August 1645 during the English Civil War it was almost totally destroyed by Parliamentarians.

The west front and part of the kitchen range are all that remain of this once impressive country house.
 

Torksey, Castle, Jermyn
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

The bridge over the Trent at Torksey for the MSLR was designed by John Fowler and opened in 1850.

It is the second oldest girder bridge of its type left in the world.  It is made of wrought iron box-girders which are structurally continuous over the central pier.

The line finally closed in 1988.

This view is from the north-west.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

This closer view of the bridge shows the wrought iron box-girders, the most significant components of the bridge.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

View of the bridge from the south-east.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

The bridge was strengthened in 1897 by the insertion of a central steel girder, seen here on the left.

The line finally closed in 1988.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

The cross beams supporting the rails are suspended from the girders.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge
Torksey, Railway Bridge

The bridge was strengthened in 1897 by the insertion of a central steel girder, seen here.

The method of suspending cross-beams is also clarified.

July 2013

Torksey, railway bridge
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter

The tower of St Peterís is 16th century and is in pleasing contrast to the plain unattractive render on the rest of the church.

August 2013

Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter

The nave, aisle and chancel of St Peter's have plain, rendered walls and were rebuilt in 1821.

August 2013

Torksey, St Peter church
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter
Torksey, St Peter

Inside St Peter's are 13th century arcades, with beautiful stiff leaf capitals.

The chancel arch and the font are also 13th century.

May 2010

Torksey, St Peter church