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Thimbleby, Old School
Thimbleby, Old School
Thimbleby, Old School

The present Village Hall in Thimbleby was built as a National School in 1857.

It is built in red brick and has a gabled porch. The schoolmaster's house is attached to the right of the schoolroom.

April 2016

Thimbleby, school village hall
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret

The greenstone church of St Margaret in Thimbleby is mostly the 1879 work of the ubiquitous James Fowler of Louth.

Parts of one Decorated window and an early sedilia survive.

Closed at present (2013), the Friends of St Margaret’s Church are working hard to raise funds for its restoration.

Mark Acton, 2013

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Thimbleby, James Fowler, St Margaret church
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret
June 2013
Thimbleby, St Margaret church
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret

The short west tower at Thimbleby has an octagonal upper stage and a small spire.

June 2013

Thimbleby, St Margaret church
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret
Thimbleby, St Margaret

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Margaret, restored in 1879 at a cost of £1,587, is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, organ chamber, west porch and a western tower with octagonal spire containing a clock and one bell:

there are seats for 136 persons.

The register dates from the year 1695.

The living is a rectory, net yearly value £400, arising from 375 acres of glebe and funds administered by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with residence, in the gift of T. P. Brocklehurst esq. and held since 1911 by the Rev. Walter Ralph Jebb Boothby M.A. of Selwyn College, Cambridge"

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chalice
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chalice
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chalice

C16 silver chalice reputedly given to the church by Mary Tudor.

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

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, chalice
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel

The church was rebuilt by Fowler in 1879 but Pevsner states that parts of the sedilia and piscina are genuine.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Organ
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Organ
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Organ

Maker's plate states "W.RUSHWORTH & SONS, LIVERPOOL"

Organ chamber located on the south side of the chancel. 

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Roll of Honour
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Roll of Honour
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Chancel, Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour listing those who served in the First World War.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, roll of honour
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church

This sketch of the former Georgian church of St Margaret's, built 1744, is hung inside near the entrance. This building predates the present Victorian church (James Fowler, 1879) and stood on the same site.

April 2016

Thimbleby, St Margaret church, Georgian, James Fowler
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Georgian church

Date stone, displayed in the nave, recording the rebuilding of the church in 1744.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Church (Saint Margaret) was rebuilt in 1744, and is a small edifice in the Italian or Roman style"

The present building dates from 1879 and was designed by James Fowler of Louth. 

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, greenstone
Thimbleby, St Margaret, greenstone
Thimbleby, St Margaret, greenstone

Greenstone (or Spilsby sandstone) is relatively soft and mason bees commonly burrow beneath the surface of the stone.

April 2016

Thimbleby, St Margaret church, greenstone, mason bees
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave

Looking west towards the entrance.

Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Churches Festival in progress.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Font
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Font
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Font

Presumably dating from Fowler's 1879 rebuild.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, font
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Pulpit
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Pulpit
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, Pulpit

Presumably dating from Fowler's 1879 rebuild.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, pulpit
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, War Memorial
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, War Memorial
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Nave, War Memorial

First and Second World War memorials.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, war memorial
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window

In memory of Robert Ashley Crowder, Artists Rifles, who fell in action at Passchendale 1917.

Pevsner states glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaton,_Butler_and_Bayne

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, stained glass, Heaton, Butler and Bayne
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window
Thimbleby, St Margaret, Window

Modern stained glass memory of Walter Barlow, Organist 1922 - 1972.

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians.

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Thimbleby, Saint Margaret, church, stained glass
Thimbleby, Thatched Cottages
Thimbleby, Thatched Cottages
Thimbleby, Thatched Cottages

These cottages are examples of traditional Lincolnshire 'mud and stud' construction.

They have recent alterations, but were built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Frank Robinson, 2010

Thimbleby, thatched cottages, mud and stud,
Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thimbleby, Village Pump

This pump, on the village main street, has been in use until relatively recently. It dates from 1857 and is Grade II Listed for its group value.

The notice on the pump casing reads: "This water is unfit to drink”

June 2013

Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thimbleby, White Cottage
Thimbleby, White Cottage
Thimbleby, White Cottage

One of several mud and stud cottages in the village's much-photographed main street.

This was a common form of construction found in vernacular buildings in the county, especially in south-east Lindsey.

June 2013

Thimbleby, White Cottage