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Burgh le Marsh
 
Burgh le Marsh, Dobson's Windmill
Burgh le Marsh, Dobson's Windmill
Burgh le Marsh, Dobson's Windmill

A 5-storey, 5-sailed brick tower mill built in c.1813 by Sam Oxley of Alford, together with a range of outbuildings.

It retains a full range of machinery and equipment including three pairs of stones and it has unusual left-handed sails (ie, they rotate clockwise, unlike most windmills).

The windmill worked commercially until 1964 and is now in the ownership of Lincolnshire County Council.

Burgh Le Marsh, windmill, oxley,
Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
Burgh le Marsh, Milkmaids
This postcard of milkmaids - complete with pails, milking stool and butter churn - was published by John W. Dawson, Chemist, Burgh.
Burgh Le Marsh, milkmaids
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul

Here is a fine example of the Perpendicular period of architecture.

The church of St Peter and St Paul,
Burgh-le-Marsh, has outstanding Jacobean woodwork in the pulpit, font cover & north chapel screen.

Jabez Good, village barber, writer, museum curator and much more, carved the lectern in 1874.

Mark Acton, 2008
Burgh Le Marsh, church, perpendicular, jacobean,
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, clock
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, clock
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, clock

The unusual clock with painted surround on the west face of the tower of Burgh's church.

drawing by Tom Brooker for East Lindsey District Council, 1972

Burgh Le Marsh, church clock
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, font
The church of St Peter and St Paul,

Burgh-le-Marsh, has outstanding Jacobean woodwork in the pulpit, font cover & north chapel screen.

Mark Acton, 2008

Burgh Le Marsh, church, jacobean, jabez good,
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
Burgh le Marsh, St Peter and St Paul, pulpit
The church of St Peter and St Paul,

Burgh-le-Marsh, has outstanding Jacobean woodwork in the pulpit, font cover & north chapel screen.

Jabez Good, village barber, writer, museum curator and much more, carved the lectern in 1874.

Mark Acton, 2008
Burgh Le Marsh, church, jacobean, jabez good,
Burgh le Marsh, High Street
Burgh le Marsh, High Street
Burgh le Marsh, High Street

The view in this sketch looks west along High Street from Skegness Road.

On the left are the two of the principal buildings in the village - the church of St Peter and St Paul and the 5-sailed windmill.

At one time the a small gasworks occupied a site on the south side of High Street close to the windmill.

Drawing by Tom Brooker for East Lindsey District Council, 1972

Burgh Le Marsh,
Burgh le Marsh, Railway Station
Burgh le Marsh, Railway Station
Burgh le Marsh, Railway Station

An attractive composition of station house, platform buildings and signal box, Burgh le Marsh station remains surprisingly complete today despite its closure, along with the railway here, in 1970.

Until 1923 it was known simply as Burgh.

For over 20 years, until the line to Skegness from Firsby was opened, it was the nearest station to the seaside town, six miles away to the east.

Peter Grey Archive, 1969

Burgh Le Marsh, railway station, Firsby
Burgh le Marsh, windmill
Burgh le Marsh, windmill
Burgh le Marsh, windmill

This 5-sailed tower mill (Dobson's Mill) was built in 1813 and regularly grinds corn today.

It contains much of the original machinery and, unusually, turns clockwise.

There are 3 pairs of wind-powered millstones and one pair engine-powered by a Blackstone (of Stamford) diesel engine.

1970s photograph

Burgh Le Marsh, windmill, Blackstone engine