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Colsterworth
 
Colsterworth, Almshouses
Colsterworth, Almshouses
Colsterworth, Almshouses

Former almshouses on the northern edge of the village fronting the B6403.

Datestone reads 1861.

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, Almhouses
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, School, School Lane
Colsterworth, School, School Lane
Colsterworth, School, School Lane

Former school. Inscription above the door reads

"NATIONAL SCHOOL

founded by

EDMUND TURNOR Esq

1824" 

"In 1824 Turnor founded a National School in Colsterworth run under the principles of Scottish educationalist Dr Bell, which also served nearby villages and parishes of Stoke Rochford, Skillington, and Woolsthorpe.

The school included a school room and an adjoining house and garden for the schoolmaster"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Turnor_(antiquarian) 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, National School, EDMUND TURNOR, Dr Bell
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
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist

Second view of the church from the south-east. The 3-stage ashlar tower of 1305 has wide clasping stepped buttresses.

March 2017

Colsterworth, St John baptist church
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist

Colsterworth was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton - or at least the adjoining hamlet of Woolsthorpe.

The church of the St John the Baptist is a mixture of Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular work. The chancel though is by James Fowler in 1876.

The Victorians with their usual sensitivity installed an organ which largely obscured a Newton family monument and sundial carved by Isaac at the age of 9. There are plans to remove the organ

Mark Acton, 2017



Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Isaac Newton
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital
Capital from the north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, capital

Capital from the first (western) bay of the north arcade.

March 2017

Colsterworth, St John baptist, capital
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, font
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, font
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, font

The octagonal font has part fifteenth century stem with panels containing sacred symbols and floriate designs, and also twelfth century billet moulded blank arcading the panels filled with fleurons and trefoils.

Isaac Newton was baptised in this font January 1642.

March 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist, font, Isaac Newton
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab

A memorial slab stone of 1684 to William Walker, Vicar of Colsterworth & Master of Grantham School.

He wrote a book on grammar titled ‘A Treatise of English Particles’ & became known as ‘Particles’ Walker. The inscription translates as ‘Here lie the particles of William Walker’ and is attributed to his friend Isaac Newton.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, William Walker
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior

The nave of St John the Baptist, Colsterworth, showing the original roof line.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Interior

Interior view looking east towards the chancel.

Note the wide C14 chancel arch.

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, St John baptist, church
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Isaac Newton's Sundial
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Isaac Newton's Sundial
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Isaac Newton's Sundial

Located on the north wall behind the organ.

"NEWTON: AGED 9 YEARS: CUT WITH HIS PENKNIFE THIS DIAL: THE STONE WAS GIVEN BY C.TURNOR ESQ AND PLACED HERE AT THE COST OF THE RT HON SIR WILLIAM ERLE A COLLATERAL DESCENDENT OF NEWTON 1877"

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, St John baptist, church, Isaac Newton, Sundial, C.TURNOR, WILLIAM ERLE
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, north arcade

The Norman north arcade, probably mid-12th century.

March 2017


Colsterworth, St John baptist, church, north arcade
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour

"Colsterworth Parishioners Who Served In The Second Great War"

Second World War (1939-1945)

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, St John baptist, church, roll of honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Roll Of Honour

"Colsterworth Parishioners Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War"

First World War (1914-1918)

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, St John baptist, church, roll of honour
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Saxon stone
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Saxon stone
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Saxon stone

A section of a small cross shaft from c.950-1050.

March 2017

Colsterworth, Saxon stone, St John Baptist church
Colsterworth, War Memorial
Colsterworth, War Memorial
Colsterworth, War Memorial

"War memorial. 1919. Ashlar. In the form of a medieval cross with crucifixion"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062359 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, war memorial
Colsterworth, War Memorial
Colsterworth, War Memorial
Colsterworth, War Memorial

Modern bench beside the war memorial. Inscription states

"TO ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY" 

Made by Chris Kennedy. 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, war memorial, bench, Chris Kennedy
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane

In "Brief Details of Chapels in the Grantham Circuit" Revised August 1998 Colin Sheperdson and Allen Griffin state :- 

"A barn was used for preaching services from 1799 until another barn was purchased in 1815 and fitted up as a chapel.

This barn was sold in 1835 following the opening of a new chapel.

A "more eligible site" had been rented in Back Lane and the stonelaying of the new chapel occurred on the 22.6.1835 and the opening on the 6.11.1835.

The rented chapel site together with an adjacent site, suitable for a Sunday school, were purchased in 1905.

The foundation stone for the Sunday school, designed by Bell, Withers & Meredith of London, was laid on the 11.6.1908 and the building opened on the 27.8.1908.

The chapel was remodelled and extended at the same time and re-opened on the 9.10.1908.

The present organ was installed in 1927.

An additional room was added in 1994 and the chapel is still in use with a membership of 18" 

DB 1 April 2019

Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall, Back Lane

West window celebrating the chapel's bicentenary.

DB 1 April 2019

Colsterworth, Wesleyan Methodist Church and Hall
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel / United Methodist
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel / United Methodist
Colsterworth, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel / United Methodist

In "Brief Details of Chapels in the Grantham Circuit" Revised August 1998 Colin Sheperdson and Allen Griffin state :- 

"Some part of an industrial property was registered for worship on the 25.4.1851 and a chapel in the High Street was in use by 1855.

The foundation stone for a new chapel in the High Street was laid on the 27.5.1858.

The chapel, to a design by W. Thompson of Grantham, was opened on the 17.7.1858.

The chapel was closed in 1948, sold in 1950 and is now a private house"

DB 1 April 2019

Colsterworth, Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel / United Methodist
Colsterworth, White Lion
Colsterworth, White Lion
Colsterworth, White Lion

"A visitor from but fifty years ago would find the village much changed. The seven pubs are reduced to one, (the White Lion)"

http://www.villagearchivegroup.com/colsterworth.php 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, White Lion, Public House