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Boston, Fydell House
Boston, Fydell House
Boston, Fydell House

Fydell House was bought by Richard Fydell in 1733, and was owned by members of the family in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Seen here is a rear view across the formal gardens. The armillary sphere in the foreground is part of a tribute to Joseph Banks – a frequent visitor to the house.

Frank Robinson, September 2014

Boston, Fydell House, Joseph Banks, Robert Fydell
Boston, Fydell House
Boston, Fydell House
Boston, Fydell House

Fydell House is thought to have been built in 1702-03 to a design by architect William Sands, who was responsible for the garden of Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding.

The Jackson family were the original owners of the house and it was probably built for Mrs Lennox Jackson, who was then an elderly widow living with her family.

In 1733, Richard Fydell (1710-80), a worker in the wine trade, bought the house from Richard Browne. Richard went on to build a very successful business, which his son Thomas (1740-1812) continued.

Richard and Thomas between them were mayors of Boston six times. They also represented Boston in five parliaments. Thomas’s own son, Thomas Junior (1773 – 1814) also represented Boston at parliament.

1975 image

Boston, Fydell House, William Sands, Lennox Jackson, Richard Browne
Boston, High Street, No.120
Boston, High Street, No.120
Boston, High Street, No.120

This house, dating from the late eighteenth century, is considered by Pevsner to be the best house in the street.

It has five bays, with a pediment over the centre bays which contains a Rococo cartouche and long garland of flowers.

March 2013

Boston, 120 High Street
Boston, High Street, No.128
Boston, High Street, No.128
Boston, High Street, No.128

Numbers 124-136 form an unusual eighteenth century terrace of three storeys and eighteen bays divided by giant pilasters.

This photograph shows one of the original doorways.

March 2013

Boston, 128 High Street
Boston, High Street, No.35
Boston, High Street, No.35
Boston, High Street, No.35

Structural timbers in the gable end of 35 High Street indicate its medieval origins.

It is one of several timber-framed houses of this period along this stretch of High Street.

March 2013

Boston, 35 High Street, timber framed building
Boston, Holland House, Wide Bargate
Boston, Holland House, Wide Bargate
Boston, Holland House, Wide Bargate

"House, used C19 as a boarding school, now a dental surgery. Late C18, with minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1389059 

DB 21 May 2019 

Boston, Holland House, Wide Bargate
Boston, Wide Bargate, No. 63
Boston, Wide Bargate, No. 63
Boston, Wide Bargate, No. 63

"Pair of houses, arranged as single design. c1830 with later C19 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1389057 

DB 21 May 2019

Boston, Wide Bargate, No. 63
Bourne, Red Hall
Bourne, Red Hall
Bourne, Red Hall

Red Hall, of c1600, was used as a passenger station and station master's house from the arrival of the railway in Bourne in 1861 until it closed in 1959 (although a goods branch remained until 1965).

From the grounds a glimpse can be had of the goods warehouse.

Bourne, railway, station, Red Hall,
Colsterworth, High Street
Colsterworth, High Street
Colsterworth, High Street

"House. 1802 altered late C19 and C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360310 

"Saddlers House" on the west side of High Street.

DB 17 May 2018 

 

Colsterworth, Saddlers House
Colsterworth, Manor House, School Lane
Colsterworth, Manor House, School Lane
Colsterworth, Manor House, School Lane

"Mid C17 with C19 addition and alteration and minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062366 

DB 17 May 2018 

Colsterworth, Manor House
Colsterworth, Schoolmaster's House, Spring Lane
Colsterworth, Schoolmaster's House, Spring Lane
Colsterworth, Schoolmaster's House, Spring Lane

"Cottage, formerly schoolmaster's house.

Early C18, altered c.1824 when converted to schoolmaster's accommodation, with C19 and C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147318 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, Cottage, Spring Lane, schoolmaster's house
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street
Donington, Church House, 36 Church Street

"Mid C18 with early C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064448 

DB 29 April 2018

Donington, Church House
Gainsborough, Bridge Street
Gainsborough, Bridge Street
Gainsborough, Bridge Street

134 & 136 Bridge Street. 

"Late C18 pair of houses of basements and 3 storeys in red brick with pantile roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147367 

George Eliot the novelist stayed here whilst writing "The Mill on the Floss" (1860) and many scholars believe Gainsborough to be the basis for the fictional town of St Ogg's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainsborough,_Lincolnshire 

DB 5 March 2019

Gainsborough, Bridge Street, George Eliot
Gainsborough, Elswitha Hall, Caskgate Street
Gainsborough, Elswitha Hall, Caskgate Street
Gainsborough, Elswitha Hall, Caskgate Street

"C18. Substantial town house of red brick"

" The birthplace of Sir Halford J Mackinder, the geographer, 1861-1947"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063547 

Gate piers are also a listed feature.

DB 29 December 2018

Gainsborough, Elswitha Hall, Sir Halford J Mackinder, geographer
Holbeach, Mansion House
Holbeach, Mansion House
Holbeach, Mansion House

The Mansion House in High Street, Holbeach, is thought to date from 1681, though built in Queen Anne style.

Sir Norman Angell, Nobel Peace Prize winner, was born here in 1872.

The building has recently been restored for use as a hotel and bistro bar.

Ken Redmore, 2011 

Holbeach, Norman, Angell, Mansion House, Nobel Peace Prize,
Horncastle, Banovallum House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Banovallum House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Banovallum House, Manor House Street

"House. Late C18, early C19, late C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1251574 

Now headquarters of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

"The grounds of Banovallum House include a wildlife garden, a walled garden and about 200m of river bank"

https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/banovallum-house 

DB 18 July 2019 

Horncastle, Banovallum House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street

"House. C17, c.1770, mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1262687 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The manor continued in the possession of the Bishops of Carlisle until the reign of Edward VI., when, under the authority of a license from the Crown, it was sold by Bishop Aldrich to Edward Lord Clinton, who, during the time be held it, compounded with the copyhold tenants and enfranchised their estates; but, after Mary bad ascended the throne, he was compelled to re-convey his purchase to the see of Carlisle, to which, after that period, the manor belonged until the death of the late Bishop of Carlisle in 1856, when it was transferred to the Bishop of Lincoln, with the patronage of the church livings within the Soke of Horncastle.

Bishop Aldrich died at Horncastle in March, 1555.

The house where the Bishops of Carlisle occasionally resided was a plain but substantial and extensive building, which was demolished in 1770, when the present Manor House was erected on its site"

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street

"MANOR HOUSE owned by BISHOPS OF CARLISLE Lords of the manor and lay rectors 1229 - 1856 partly rebuilt C. 1750 after fire damage"

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Manor House, Manor House Street
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street

"House, now 3 shops with accommodation above. Mid C18, early C19, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1272385 

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street
Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House, High Street

"1775 Town house of SIR JOSEPH BANKS Botanist and President of the Royal Society"

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Sir Joseph Banks's Town House
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark

"House, now estate agents. Early C19, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1252002 

Flood mark visible in the south front. 

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark

Flood mark showing the height of water in 1960.

"The town is susceptible to flooding, notably in 1920 and 1960 – and with three floods occurring between 1981 and 1984"

"On 7 October 1960 Horncastle entered the UK Weather Records with a "highest 180-minute total" rainfall of 178 mm. As of March 2013 it still holds the record. The water levels are said to have risen 8 feet (2.4 m) as a consequence"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horncastle 

See also

http://www.visitoruk.com/Horncastle/problem-of-floods-C1207-HL1090.html 

DB 18 July 2019

Horncastle, Wharf Road, House & Flood Mark
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard

"Chancery, and adjoining outbuildings, now a house. C13, C14, late C15, C16, late C17.

Altered early C18 and late C19.

Rear range has substantial remains of buildings erected in the time of Chancellor Antony Bek, 1321-1329.

Street range and parlour wing probably built by Chancellor Geoffrey Simeon, 1485-1506, incorporating the arms of Bishop John Russell, 1480-94"

"This building is important as a surviving example of early C14 and late C15 domestic building, and because of its early use of a brick front.

In addition to being the official residence of high ranking clergy, it was leased c1381-1397 by Katharine Swinford"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1380559 

Currently being used as the Deanery. 

DB 27 September 2018

Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard, Katharine Swinford
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House

The Jew's House at the foot of Steep Hill is a two-storeyed stone house of the twelfth century.

It is one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country and is generally considered to have been the rabbi's house.

The hall was on the upper floor with an ornate entrance from the street.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Jew's House, Steep Hill,
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House

The Jew's House at the foot of Steep Hill is a two-storeyed stone house of the twelfth century.

It is one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country and is generally considered to have been the rabbi's house.

The hall was on the upper floor with an ornate entrance from the street.

Undated postcard, probably c1930

Lincoln, Jew's House, rabbi,
Lincoln, Jews' Court
Lincoln, Jews' Court
Lincoln, Jews' Court

Jews' Court, home of SLHA, was rescued from proposed demolition by the City Council in the 1930s.

Much of its construction is medieval and it is possibly the site of an earlier synagogue.

Buildings, Lincoln, Jews' Court
Lincoln, Jews' Court and Jew's House
Lincoln, Jews' Court and Jew's House
Lincoln, Jews' Court and Jew's House

Jews' Court (on the right), home of SLHA, is immediately adjacent to the Jew's House.

Much of its construction is medieval and it is possibly the site of an earlier synagogue.

Lincoln, Jews' Court, Jew's House,
Lincoln, Sibthorp House
Lincoln, Sibthorp House
Lincoln, Sibthorp House

This was the town house of the Sibthorp family (of Canwick) which stood on the east side of High Street between Portland Street and Tentercroft Street.

Much of the building dated from the sixteenth century but the High Street façade (shown here) was replaced in the early seventeenth century.

Buildings, Sibthorp House
Market Deeping, Church Street, House
Market Deeping, Church Street, House
Market Deeping, Church Street, House

"House. Late C16 with C19 and C20 alterations"

https://https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165246 

Town's oldest private residence which dates to around 1563 and features an Inglenook Fireplace and a painted Charles II Royal Coat of Arms on one of the bedroom walls.

https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/owners-of-historic-market-deeping-home-just-the-caretakers-for-now-9057942/ 

DB 7 September 2019 

Market Deeping, House
Market Deeping, School & School House
Market Deeping, School & School House
Market Deeping, School & School House

To the left No's 62 & 64 "Former school, now house. 1819"

Panel is inscribed "Erected by the Feofees of Market Deeping Charity Estates A.D. 1819" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360205 

To the right No. 60 "Former school house, now house. 1821, restored 1972"

Panel is inscribed "Erected Anno Domini 1821"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062625 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 has an entry for public elementary shools :-

"Endowed (boys), Church street, erected by the trusteee in 1819; the school will hold 70 children; average attendance, 54; Thomas Robert Kay, head teacher"

DB 7 September 2019 

Market Deeping, School, Feofees
Spalding, Ayscoughfee Hall
Spalding, Ayscoughfee Hall
Spalding, Ayscoughfee Hall

"Museum, formerly a mansion developed from a substantial high status medieval open hall.

Mid-C15 with C17 and C18 alterations, extensively remodelled between 1781 and 1808, and again c1834, together with further extensions.

It was further altered to create the present museum which opened in 1987"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359532 

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, George Shepherd
Spalding, George Shepherd
Spalding, George Shepherd

Former home of George Shepherd at 3 New Road.

"In 1920, Shepherd became Labour Party District Organiser for the London and Southern area.

He served as Assistant National Agent for from 1924 to 1929 and National Agent from 1929 to 1946 ...

When Sir Winston Churchill requested that Clement Attlee and the Labour Party enter into a wartime coalition, he negotiated the terms of the coalition agreement with George Shepherd.

On 28 June 1946 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Shepherd, of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, becoming one of the few Labour peers in the House of Lords.

Shepherd then served in the Labour administration of Clement Attlee as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip) from 1948 to 1949, as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords) in 1949 and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (Chief Whip in the House of Lords) from 1949 to 1951.

The latter year he was also sworn of the Privy Council"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shepherd,_1st_Baron_Shepherd  

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, George Shepherd
Spalding, Welland Terrace
Spalding, Welland Terrace
Spalding, Welland Terrace

"A particularly fine terrace range of C18 houses in red brick"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359539

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Welland Terrace
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street

A London style street but built in Wainfleet.

DB 22 June 2019

Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street

"Built in 1847 for Bethlem Hospital according to the design of Sydney Smirke, their architect, and named after their benefactor. A number of similar terraces stood in Southwark near Bethlem Hospital"

DB 22 June 2019

Wainfleet All Saints, Barkham Street
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery

Salem House fronting Station Road.

"In 1880 Bateman had earned enough from the business to buy Salem House, a Georgian building some 200 yards from the original brewery, and a new brewery was built in its coach houses.

In addition to the brewing, Bateman bottled spirits, and his wife baked bread for sale"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batemans_Brewery 

"House. c.1825, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1224319

DB 22 June 2019

Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery, Salem House