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West Deeping
 
West Deeping, 39 King Street
West Deeping, 39 King Street
West Deeping, 39 King Street

"House. 1790. Altered C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062599 

"King Street is the name of a modern road on the line of a Roman road. It runs on a straight course in eastern England, between the City of Peterborough and South Kesteven in Lincolnshire"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Street_(Roman_road) 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, 39 King Street, House
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland
West Deeping, Bridges Over River Welland

One of a "Pair of road bridges. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1317148

Image shows the southernmost bridge.

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Road Bridges, River Welland
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill

"Mill, house and granary, now 2 houses. Cl7, 1773 granary with early C19 refronting of mill, and C20 alterations.

Late C18 L shaped block with water wheel to rear ...

Cl7 undershot water wheel modified C19, survives intact and is in working order; it is the only example in Lincolnshire of Poncelot's improved design" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360193 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 has an entry "Molecey Mr John Molecey Twigge, Mill house".

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Molecey's Mill, granary, Poncelot, watermill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill

"In the gable an ashlar datestone with initials JME and date 1773"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360193 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Molecey's Mill, granary, Poncelot, watermill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill
West Deeping, Molecey's Mill

A second view of the mill which is located alongside the A1175 Stamford Road at National Grid Reference TF124098.

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Molecey's Mill, granary, Poncelot, watermill
West Deeping, Rectory
West Deeping, Rectory
West Deeping, Rectory

Former rectory next to the church.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states "The rectory, valued in K.B. at £19. 17s. 11d., and now at £373 is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. Gilbert Vyvyan Heathcote, who has a good rectory house, erected in 1868, at a cost of £1400"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Rectory
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn

"Public house. Late C17 refronted 1795, altered C19, C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165794 

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1905 "Brightman Alfred Wortley, Red Lion P.H" and in 1919 "Goodliffe Robert, Red Lion P.H"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Red Lion Inn, Public House
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn

"Above the central window is an ashlar datestone with initials "RF" and date "1795""

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165794 

Building was refronted in 1795. 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Red Lion Inn, Public House
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn
West Deeping, Red Lion Inn

Detail of the inn sign with a splendid heraldic lion.

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West Deeping,
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1913 states "Public Elementary School (mixed), for 85 children, with an average attendance of 60; supported in part by the endowment mentioned above & by Miss Molecey's gift of Consols of £208 10s. 2d. ; William Howard Smith, master"

The school closed in 1971 and is now the Village Hall. 

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/WestDeeping/section.asp?docId=103571

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West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THE HOPE THAT HIS LITTLE ONES MAY IN THIS PLACE RECEIVE A GODLY UPBRINGING

JULIA MARY REES LAID THIS STONE AUGUST 31. 1899"

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West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School
West Deeping, School

Display of best kept village awards on what is now the Village Hall.

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West Deeping, School, Village Hall
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew

Externally, much of St Andrew’s is Perpendicular in style, and dates from the late 14th century.

Inside, the Early English arcades and chancel arch are 13th century, while the chancel itself is 14th century.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew

A prominent landmark, the tower and spire of St Andrew’s were built in the 14th and 15th centuries.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew
West Deeping, St Andrew

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Andrew is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with crocketed spire and pinnacles containing 5 bells:

in the chancel are sedilia and a piscina, and the remains of two low side windows; at the east end of the south aisle is another piscina, and near it a hagioscope:

the octagonal font is a finely executed work, with panelled sides, exhibiting the arms of the Wake and other families; on the panel adjoining that which bears the Wake arms is a shield of arms believed to be that of the Black Prince, who married the heiress of the Wake lands:

in 1876 the chancel was restored, and the nave, tower and spire were substantially repaired the whole at a cost of £2,800, under the direction of, Mr. W. Butterfield, architect:

an ancient stone screen divides the nave and chancel; the latter has been elaborately decorated in colour by Mr Townsend, and has a gilt and coloured, reredos, enriched with mosaics:

the west window and all the chancel windows are stained :

there are 140 sittings"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel

The early 14th century chancel has Decorated windows with intersecting tracery.

The tiled interior and the reredos with its mosaics date from the restoration in 1874 by Butterfield.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, Butterfield
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel

"Chancel remade in C19, but in the south wall is a C13 triple sedilia with circular shafts and moulded arches, and beyond a contemporary piscina with cusped arched head and gablette.

The walls have extensive tiled and painted decoration"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Ceiling
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Ceiling
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Ceiling

Chancel remade in C19 ... panelled ceiling has painted symbols of the passion"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761  

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, chancel, ceiling
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, East Window

A depiction centered on the Lamb of God.

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

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, window, stained glass, Lamb of God
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles

The tiled interior of the chancel and the reredos with its mosaics date from the restoration in 1874 by Butterfield.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, chancel, Butterfield
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Tiles

Details of the decorative tiles on the north side of the chancel.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, chancel
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

A depiction of St Peter and St James.

Text at the bottom of the chancel windows reads :-

"To the glory of God in grateful memory of George James Earl of Egmont to whom this church restored A.D. 1874, owes so much, the Rector, his nephew enabled by many friends, dedicates the beauty of this chancel A.D. 1876"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, stained glass, window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, Chancel, Window

A depiction of St John and St Andrew. 

Text at the bottom of the chancel windows reads :-

"To the glory of God in grateful memory of George James Earl of Egmont to whom this church restored A.D. 1874, owes so much, the Rector, his nephew enabled by many friends, dedicates the beauty of this chancel A.D. 1876"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, stained glass, window, Earl of Egmont
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave

Looking east towards C13 chancel arch.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave

Looking west towards the "Massive triple chamfered C14 tower arch".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, nave
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Chest
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Chest
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Chest

Chest dated 1674.

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, chest
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Pulpit

The Church Guide states "A nineteenth century inventory describes that the pulpit and reading desk were made circa 1st quarter of the 17th century"

However Historic England states that, with certain specified exceptions, the fittings are all C19.

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, pulpit
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Roof
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Roof
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, Roof

The kingpost roof of the nave carries the date 1676, as well as the date of its repair in 1803.

September 2014

West Deeping, St Andrew church, roof
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919"

Dedicated February 1920.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/8483 

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, war memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, Nave, War Memorial

Second World War memorial.

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, war memorial
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking east.

Niche in the east wall a possible entrance to the now vanished rood loft? 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, north aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, North Aisle

Looking west.

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, Porch
West Deeping, St Andrew, Porch
West Deeping, St Andrew, Porch

"Gabled C19 south porch"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, porch
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking east.

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle

Looking west towards the porch entrance and font.

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle

View from the south aisle, across the nave and into the north aisle.

"Early C13 3 bay nave arcades, 2 of the northern arches still rounded, all double chamfered with circular piers, moulded abaci and responds"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Font

At the west end of the south aisle. 

"Early C14 font, standing on an octagonal base with blank pointed arches, fleuron frieze to base of octagonal bowl and heraldic shields to the sides and chevrons to the angles"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "the octagonal font is a finely executed work, with panelled sides, exhibiting the arms of the Wake and other families; on the panel adjoining that which bears the Wake arms is a shield of arms believed to be that of the Black Prince, who married the heiress of the Wake lands"

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, Font, Wake, Black Prince
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Monument

Monument to Richard Figg d.1729. 

"In south aisle are 4 wall plaques to the Figg family, 1729, 1762, 1792, 1827.

2 have open pediments with escutcheons, one has scagliola columns and the last an obelisk plus urn"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, Richard Figg
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Roll of Honour
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Roll of Honour

A roll of honour of those who fought in World War 1.

"INSCRIBED BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE MEN OF WEST DEEPING PARISH WHO RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE HOUR OF NEED AND FOUGHT FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE OVER THE FORCES OF OPPRESSION AND WRONG IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR OF 1914-1918"

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, war memorial, roll of honour
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window
West Deeping, St Andrew, South Aisle, Window

A depiction of the Annunciation in the easternmost window of the south aisle - to the side of the altar.

In memory of Helen Heathcote d.1882 wife of the rector.

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, stained glass, window, Annunciation
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower

"Tall 3 stage C14 tower with clasping angle buttresses, chamfered string courses, battlemented parapet with crocketed angle pinnacles and set back crocketed spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1165761 

There are 6 bells the oldest of which dates from 1673. 

DB 31 August 2020

West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, tower
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower, Benefactions Board
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower, Benefactions Board
West Deeping, St Andrew, Tower, Benefactions Board

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1872 states :-

"The poor have 10A. 2R. 18P. of land and two cottages, let for £26 per annum, partly given by an unknown donor and partly allotted at the enclosure in 1813.

They have also the interest of £17. 13s. 4d. distributed in bread, left by Richard Figg, in 1816"

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West Deeping, Saint Andrew, Church, Benefactions Board, Richard Figg
West Deeping, Stamford Canal Lock
West Deeping, Stamford Canal Lock
West Deeping, Stamford Canal Lock

The Stamford Canal passed through West Deeping a few yards north of the church and close by West Deeping Mill (fed by a branch of the river Welland).

Here, on what is now private property, are several surviving elements of a lock.

Stone was used to support the gates at either end but the sides of the lock were earthen banks.

Ken Redmore, 2010

West Deeping, Stamford Canal, lock, Welland,
West Deeping, West Deeping Mill
West Deeping, West Deeping Mill
West Deeping, West Deeping Mill

Watermill located just to the west of St Andrew's Church.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 has an entry "Hopkins Henry, corn miller"

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West Deeping Mill