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Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet
Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet
Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet

The Brocklesby hounds are the oldest private pack of foxhounds in the country. The Hunt dates from around 1700 with complete records of hound breeding from 1746.

The location for this meet is Caistor Market Place.

undated postcard

Caistor, Market Place, Brocklesby Hunt
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School

The National School (1824) in Church Street was replaced in 1859 by new buildings on South Dale.

The Church of England School of 1859 became part of a joint Methodist/CE Controlled primary school in 1967, when a much larger school building was provided close by. It is now a private dwelling.  

(Does the decorative use of brick on this chimney in the form of the Star of David have any significance?)

The 1859 memorial stone is a tribute to James Green Dixon, a corn, coal and seed merchant in the town and member of the well-to-do landowning Dixon family of Holton le Moor.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Caistor, school, england, methodist,
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School

The 1859 memorial stone is a tribute to James Green Dixon, a corn, coal and seed merchant in the town and member of the well-to-do landowning Dixon family of Holton le Moor.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Caistor, school, dixon, merchant,
Caistor, Canal, Mill Lock
Caistor, Canal, Mill Lock
Caistor, Canal, Mill Lock

Caistor Canal was intended to link the town to the New River Ancholme seven miles to the west.

Work commenced in 1795 and proceded through South Kelsey to Moortown where the canal terminated, three miles short of Caistor.

Coal and grain merchants set up business in Moortown and a large brick warehouse, now converted into a dwelling, can still be seen.

There were six locks on the canal, five of which survive to support fixed sluices in a drainage channel.

The canal, which is entirely in South Kelsey parish, closed as a navigation in about 1880.

Details of the locks and other structures are found here.

Caistor Canal,
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

The foundation stone of Pelham's Pillar was laid in 1840. The structure was completed in 1849.

It was built to commemorate the planting of 12.5 million trees by Charles Anderson Pelham, 1st Lord Yarborough.

The total cost was £2,395. Edward James Willson was paid 100 guineas for the design.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

W.D. Keyworth was paid £145 for carving the two lions which guard the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

Evidently fear of vandalism is nothing new as shown by this notice inside the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

A view from the top of Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby, The Stone Sack
Caistor, Fonaby, The Stone Sack
Caistor, Fonaby, The Stone Sack

This odd shaped stone once stood in a field near Fonaby Top Farm, Caistor (about 1 mile north of the town).

The tale goes as follows: One day, St Paulinus was riding by, when he spied a farmer sowing corn, and requested grain from the nearby sack to feed his ass. The grudging farmer replied  "That's not a sack - it's a stone".  "Then stone it shall be" said the saint.  And so it was.

The stone is said to be broken up now, and lying under a nearby field hedge.

See: www.themodernantiquarian.com

Undated postcard

Caistor, Fonaby Top Farm, Stone sack, St Paulinus
Caistor, Grammar School
Caistor, Grammar School
Caistor, Grammar School

The early Grammar School building dates from 1631. It is built of ironstone and was restored in 1930.

June 2010

 

Caistor, Grammar School
Caistor, Independent Chapel
Caistor, Independent Chapel
Caistor, Independent Chapel

This building, now the library of Caistor Grammar School, was originally a Congregational Church erected in 1842.

Distinctive features include yellow brick, Doric pilasters and tapered window and door surrounds.

The town's non-conformist graveyard lies behind.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Caistor, church, congregational, Caistor Grammar School
Caistor, Independent Chapel
Caistor, Independent Chapel
Caistor, Independent Chapel
Drawing by Rex Russell (1916-2014) of the Congregational or Independent Chapel in Caistor.
Caistor, Independent Chapel, Rex Russell
Caistor, Market Place
Caistor, Market Place
Caistor, Market Place

The north-west corner of the Market Place in 1970.

drawing by Tom Brooker

Caistor, Market Place
Caistor, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Primitive Methodist Chapel

This Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1868 and a Sunday School added two years later.

The last service was held in 1966 and it was then acquired by the County Council and used as a youth club.

As Caistor Heritage Centre it now houses the town's library and a popular café.

Drawing by Rex Russell (1916-2104)


Caistor, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Roman Wall
Caistor, Roman Wall
Caistor, Roman Wall

4th century wall located at the edge of Caistor churchyard. Part of the Roman town's south wall.

DB 23 January 2018 

Caistor, Roman Wall
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul

An ancient church, St Peter and St Paul has traces of 11th century work and a largely 12th century tower.

The nave has lofty 13th century arcades and a Perpendicular clerestory.

Rebuilt in 1848, the chancel owes its Victorian stained glass and fittings to later restoration by Butterfield.

June 2008

Caistor, St Peter and St Paul, Church, Butterfield
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul

View of St Peter and St Paul at Caistor from the north-east approach path.

June 2008

Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter&nbspand St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul
Caistor, St Peter and St Paul

Doorway in west tower.

June 2008

Caistor, St Peter and St Paul church
Caistor, Top Mill (1)
Caistor, Top Mill (1)
Caistor, Top Mill (1)

This four-storey mill stands near the junction of High Street and Whitegate Hill in Wright's haulage yard. (It is also known locally as Wright's Mill.)

Jon Sass Collection, 1890s photograph

Caistor, Top Mill, windmill, Jon Sass, Wright's Mill
Caistor, Top Mill (2)
Caistor, Top Mill (2)
Caistor, Top Mill (2)

Milling at Top Mill (aka Wright's Mill) lost its sails and fantail winding in 1897.

It continued to work with engine power until c.1930.

The tower is listed Grade II.

Location of mill: TA 125 007

Peter Kirk Collection, 1999
Caistor, Wright's Mill, windmill, Peter Kirk
Caistor, Tower House Lane
Caistor, Tower House Lane
Caistor, Tower House Lane

Tower House Lane - later Back Lane, now Mill Lane -  joins Grimsby Road at the north-east edge of the town centre.

postcard, 1905

Caistor, Tower House Lane
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The large Wesleyan Methodist Church in Caistor dates from 1842.

Alongside to the left is the former Methodist Primary School (1867-1967).

Ken Redmore, 2010
Caistor, church, methodist, wesleyan,
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Designed by Mr Mason of Brigg and opened in 1842 for the Wesleyan Methodists, this large chapel is Grade II listed. It was later remodelled and extended.

Drawing by Rex Russell (1916-2014)


Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Mason
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Early twentieth century view of the chapel from the south.

postcard from Omberette Series of Hull, undated

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Omberette
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Chapel viewed from the south.

"Right side has 4 bays with pilasters, each panel. having dentillated cornice and first floor band and containing single sashes at ground and first floor levels having moulded brick heads, with gabled porch dated 1900 at left"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063420?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Chapel viewed from the southeast.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Chapel viewed from the southwest.

"A LIST AND BRIEF DETAILS OF CHAPELS IN THE MARKET RASEN & CAISTOR CIRCUIT PAST AND PRESENT" prepared by COLIN  SHEPHERDSON & EILEEN H MUMBY September 1997 (Revised August 1998) has :-

"A Society was formed in 1803 and a disused Independent Chapel, in Chapel Street, was purchased in 1805. A Sunday school was added in 1823 and the chapel was enlarged and reopened on the 27.4.1834.

The stonelaying for a new chapel, to a design by Mr Mason of Brigg, was laid on the same site in April 1842 and the chapel opened on the 21.9.1842. It was subsequently remodelled on a number of occasions and a porch was added in 1900.

The Sunday school was replaced in 1867 and became the Wesleyan day school in 1870.

The buildings, listed Grade II, are still in use with a membership of 79."

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

West front. 

"Basement with 2 storey 3 bay front, deep plinth upon which 4 pilaster rest which divide the facade into 3 irregular bays, the central bay being wider than the flankers. ... Between the first and the second floors is a stone tablet inscribed 'Wesleyan Chapel'. 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063420?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Fonts
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Fonts
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Fonts

Two small fonts.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church, font
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior

"Inside, a complete first floor gallery in the form of a flattened oval, panelled wood front, the whole supported on iron stanchions in the form of baseless round Tuscan columns."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063420?section=official-list-entry 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior

Looking east towards the communion table and organ above.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior

 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior

Looking west from the gallery.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior, Communion Table
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior, Communion Table
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Interior, Communion Table

Communion table at the east end of the chapel.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Memorial

"SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT TURNER, WHO DIED MARCH 10TH 1859, ACED 76 YEARS.

ALSO MARTHA TURNER, WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MARCH 13TH 1864, ACED 82 YEARS."

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers

A list of Wesleyan Ministers from Rev. Triffet in 1825 to Rev. Norman Pratt in 1943.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ministers

A list of Methodist Ministers, with photos, from Rev. Cyril Skerrat in 1948 to Rev. David Newlove in 1995.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Organ
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Organ
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Organ

The makers plate reads "PETER CONACHER & Co (THE OLD FIRM) HUDDERSFIELD."

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

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church, organ
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Porch
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Porch
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Porch

South porch dated 1900.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Roll of Honour
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Roll of Honour
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Roll of Honour

"THE ROLL OF HEROES

PRO PATRIA

THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CONNECTED WITH

The Caistor Wesleyan Church

WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY."

For further information see 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54237

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church, Roll of Honour
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EYER-LIVING MEMORY OF

ARTHUR BANCROFT

DAVID BANCROFT

ROBERT CAMMACK

W.STUART HUNTER

REGINALD D. MARROWS

HERBERT PARKER

HAROLD ROBINSON

RONALD STANILAND

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919

---

1939 - 1945 

T. JOHN VARLOW"

For further information see

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/91323 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, War Memorial

"Sacred

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR, (1914-1918) CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH.

FELL IN FRANCE.

WALTER PARKER, NOV. 13 TH 1916.

WALTER FENTON, MARCH 30 TH 1918.

JOHN R. SPECK, APRIL II TH 1918.

JOHN B. FENTON, AUG. 29 TH 1918.

ROBERT M. CAMMACK, SEPT 18TH 1918.

STANLEY R.S. BRIGHTON, OCT. 14TH1918.

CHARLES F. MADDAMS, NOV. IST 1918.

---

1939-1945

REX CHAPMAN, R.A.F. KILLED IN ACTION FEB. 21 ST 1940."

For further information see

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/91318 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church, War Memorial
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School

School entrance at side of the chapel.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Datestone
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Datestone
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Datestone

School dated 1867.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior

Benefaction boards in the school room. 

"INSTRUCTION TO BE GIVEN IN READING, WRITING, ARITHMETIC, AND THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

THE SAID MARY AUDUS, ALSO DEPOSITED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS, WITH THE FEOFFEES FOR PIOUS USES IN SELBY, UPON TRUST TO PAY THE INTEREST THEREOF TO THE TOWN MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF LEEDS, YORKSHIRE WITH THE REQUIREMENT THAT ONE OF THEIR MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE SENT TO RESIDE IN CAISTOR, DURING THE SAID WINTER MONTHS, TO VISIT FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE FOR THE READING OF THE SCRIPTURES AND PRAYER. TO PREACH, AND TO TEACH IN THE NIGHT SCHOOL CONDUCTED IN THIS ROOM: HIS AIM TO BE, TO ENDEAVOUR BY GOD'S GRACE, BY EVERY MEANS IN HIS POWER, TO PROMOTE THE SPIRITUAL WELFARE OF ALL AMONGST WHOM HE LABOURS. A WEEKLY REPORT OF HIS LABOURS IS TO BE GIVEN BY HIM TO THE MINISTERS AND TRUSTEES OF THIS ROOM, UNDER WHOSE SUPERINTENDENCE HE IS TO CARRY ON HIS WORK.

THESE DONATIONS HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY THE SAID MARY AUDUS, WITH THE EARNEST PRAYER THAT GOD'S BLESSING MAY REST ON THE WORK THEY ARE INTENDED TO PROMOTE: AND THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT MINISTER AND TRUSTEES ON THE CONDITIONS STATED ABOVE.

(SIGNED) ...

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THE SAID MARY AUDUS BY HER WILL GAVE TO THE SAID FEOFFEES £140 TO BE PLACED BY THEM ON GOOD SECURITY, AND THE INTEREST TO BE APPLIED FOR LIGHTING, WARMING, AND CLEANING THIS SCHOOL, FOR THE THREE NIGHTS EACH WEEK DURING THE THREE MONTHS WHEN THE TOWN MISSIONARY TEACHES THEREIN: IF ANY SURPLUS TO BE APPLIED IN PURCHASING BOOKS OF THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY, FOR A LIBRARY FOR THIS SCHOOL. AUGUST 22ND 1868.

 

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior
Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist School, Interior

Former school room which now seems to be in use as a church hall.

DB 11 May 2024

Caistor, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church