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South Rauceby
 
South Rauceby Hall
South Rauceby Hall
South Rauceby Hall

Designed by William Burn and built 1841-6 for Anthony Peacock Willson.

Anthony's son Mildmay Willson became a Colonel in the Scots Guards and served with the Camel Corps on Nile, 1884-1885.

Hall was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

DB 25 March 2012

Rauceby Hall, William Burn, Peacock Willson
South Rauceby Hall
South Rauceby Hall
South Rauceby Hall

A more distant view of the house. Gardens sometimes opened for charity for visitors to view the spring bulbs.

DB 9 April 2017

Rauceby Hall, William Burn, Peacock Willson
South Rauceby Hall, Fish Pond
South Rauceby Hall, Fish Pond
South Rauceby Hall, Fish Pond

A view across the Fish Pond from the formal gardens beside the Hall. 

The lake is dammed at the opposite end and the OS 25 inch map published 1906 shows a gas works in the woods beyond "Gas House Plantation".

DB 25 March 2012

Rauceby Hall, William Burn, Lake Fish Pond
South Rauceby Hall, Hunt Meet
South Rauceby Hall, Hunt Meet
South Rauceby Hall, Hunt Meet

South Rauceby Hall was built in 1842 by William Burn for A. Peacock Willson of the banking family in Tudor Gothic style.

Blankney Hunt, owned by the Chaplin family, covered much North Kesteven.

Undated postcard

South Rauceby, Blankney Hunt meet, Rauceby Hall, William Burn
South Rauceby Hall, Lodge, Gate & Railings
South Rauceby Hall, Lodge, Gate & Railings
South Rauceby Hall, Lodge, Gate & Railings

"Lodge, gate and railings to South Rauceby Hall. 1877, in the Tudor taste, probably by William Burn for A. Peacock Wilson".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360615 

DB 2020

South Rauceby Hall Lodge, Gate & Railings, William Burn
South Rauceby Hall, VAD Hospital
South Rauceby Hall, VAD Hospital
South Rauceby Hall, VAD Hospital

Rauceby Hall was used as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital during WW1.

Unposted postcard by T. Upton of Sleaford

South Rauceby, hospital, VAD
South Rauceby Hall, Walled garden
South Rauceby Hall, Walled garden
South Rauceby Hall, Walled garden

Walled garden viewed from Pinfold Lane. Greenhouses formerly in front of the white painted bricks.

"The brick-walled kitchen garden is situated 400m south-east of the Hall. The garden was present by 1903 (OS) with garden buildings on the north and south walls and the gardener's cottage to the south-east of the garden. Half of the garden is now (2000) used for growing eucalyptus trees while the other half is uncultivated".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000987 

DB 2020

South Rauceby Hall, Walled Garden
South Rauceby, Bustard Inn
South Rauceby, Bustard Inn
South Rauceby, Bustard Inn

Listed in White's Directory 1872 "Lyell Mrs Mary, victualler, Bustard"

Also Kelly's Directory 1919 "Rollings Harriett (Mrs.), Bustard inn" 

Former brewhouse and stables to the rear. 

The "Bustard Inn" was constructed in 1860, replacing an older pub the "Robin Hood" which was demolished to accommodate the south gate of Rauceby Park. It is thought that its name commemorates the last Great Bustard shot in Lincolnshire.

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Bustard Inn
South Rauceby, Coronation Bench
South Rauceby, Coronation Bench
South Rauceby, Coronation Bench

A bench celebrating the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937.

Situated midway between North and South Rauceby beside The Lodge. 

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Coronation Bench
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter celebrating the "CORONATION GEORGE VI 1937".

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Bus Shelter
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter
South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter

"THIS SHELTER WAS PRESENTED BY LT. COMM J.C. AMCOTTS TO THE PARISH, FOR USE OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC USING THE BUS SERVICES"

"Lieutenant-Commander John Cracroft-Amcotts, DSC, DL, JP (3 January 1891 30 May 1956) was an English landowner, soldier and local politician, who served as Vice-Chairman of Kesteven County Council and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire ...

In 1931 he received Rauceby Hall and the connected estate by deed and gift".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cracroft-Amcotts 

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Coronation Bus Shelter, Lieutenant-Commander John Cracroft-Amcotts
South Rauceby, Primitive Methodist Chapel
South Rauceby, Primitive Methodist Chapel
South Rauceby, Primitive Methodist Chapel

"A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Sleaford Circuit Past And Present" prepared by  Colin Shepherdson & Peter Robinson June 1996 states that :- 

"A Society was extant in 1821 and a chapel built in 1834 in Chapel Close, South Rauceby.

It closed in 1944 and is now a dwelling called "The Old Chapel House"". 

DB 2020

South Rauceby,
South Rauceby, Railway Signal Box
South Rauceby, Railway Signal Box
South Rauceby, Railway Signal Box

OS 25 inch map published 1905 seems to show the parish boundary between Quarrington and South Rauceby bisecting the signal box.

The station which is immediately adjacent is just within the Quarrington parish boundary.

DB 20 August 2018 

Quarrington, Rauceby Railway Signal Box, South Rauceby
South Rauceby, Village Hall
South Rauceby, Village Hall
South Rauceby, Village Hall

Datestone reads "MW 1911" (Maj. Gen. Sir Mildmay Willson Willson K.C.B., J.P. of Rauceby Hall?).

"The Village Hall is situated on Main Street and serves both South and North Rauceby with a number of village clubs and events being held there on a regular basis".

http://www.raucebyonline.co.uk/village.htm 

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Village Hall
South Rauceby, Windmill (1)
South Rauceby, Windmill (1)
South Rauceby, Windmill (1)

This six-storey mill was built in 1841.

Jon Sass Collection, undated photograph

South Rauceby, windmill Jon Sass
South Rauceby, Windmill (2)
South Rauceby, Windmill (2)
South Rauceby, Windmill (2)

The windmill at South Rauceby closed in 1937 when the miller, Herbert Sleight, retired.

The structure has a Grade II listing.

Location of mill: TF 024 457

Peter Kirk Collection, 1998

South Rauceby, windmill, Peter Kirk
South Rauceby, Windmill (3)
South Rauceby, Windmill (3)
South Rauceby, Windmill (3)

"Former tower mill, now house. Early C19, extended C19, altered C20".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061775 

An entry in White's Directory 1856 reads "Rowley George, corn miller"

And in Kelly's Directory 1919 "Sleight Herbert, miller".

DB 2020

South Rauceby, Windmill