The inscription on the lych gate reads :-
"IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES WILLIAM TINDALL AGENT FOR THE BETHLEM ESTATES & CHURCHWARDEN OF ST. MARY'S 1896 - 1920"
He is listed as a private resident in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909 "Tindall Chas.Wm. J.P. Wainfleet hall"
Owner of "Tug-of-War" a stallion used for breeding purposes - see entry for Eastville farm stock auction.
Local signage near the lych gate states :-
"An impressive survivor of a deserted medieval settlement and lovingly restored in the late 19th century, this church has served this scattered community for about nine hundred years.
The tower with its peal of six bells has a Norman base, heightened in Perpendicular style.
The west door, lancet windows and blank arcading are Early English.
An impressive Rood Screen fills the Chancel Arch.
The Barkham family followed by The Bethlem Hospital were one time patrons and local land owners.
Enter the churchyard by the lych gate and experience its unique peace and tranquillity"
DB 6 September 2019