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Stixwould
 
Halstead Hall
Halstead Hall
Halstead Hall

Part of this fine brick building from the 16th century survives on the edge of Stixwould parish.

It was probably built for the Welby family of Moulton.

It was purchased as part of the Stixwould estate by the Turnors of Stoke Rochford in 1778 and was occupied by a tenant farmer.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach's book, 'Lincolnshire Country Houses and their Families: Part 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Stixwould, Halstead Hall, Welby family, Turnor
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School

National School built 1851 with attached teacher’s house.

August 2011

Stixwould, Primary School
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School

Datestone over the porch entrance. The initials C.T. refer to Christopher Turnor, the landowner who rebullt the whole village in the period 1845-1870.

It is rather odd that the bricks in this porch appear to be of a different - probably later - date than the rest of the school building. Has the date stone been moved from an earlier position?

August 2011

Stixwould, Christopher Turnor
Stixwould, Railway Station
Stixwould, Railway Station
Stixwould, Railway Station

The Lincoln to Boston line was opened in 1848 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s Lincolnshire Loop Line.

It lost its goods yard in 1963 and closed for passengers in 1970. However, goods trains to and from Horncastle passed through for another six months until April 1971.

The railway here is now part of the long distance cycle and footpath, the Water Rail Way.

The stationmaster’s house, in the background, has since been imaginatively extended and the former signal box is now linked to and part of the house.

Peter Grey Archive, 1970

Stixwould, railway station
Stixwould, St Peter
Stixwould, St Peter
Stixwould, St Peter

View of St Peter's from the north-west.

August 2011

Stixwould, St Peter
Stixwould, St Peter
Stixwould, St Peter
Stixwould, St Peter

St Peter’s was rebuilt in 1831 using masonry from the earlier church.

Inside, the screen, font and some of the carved bench ends date from the 16th century.

Near the pulpit is a 13th century grave slab, said to come from Stixwould Priory.

August 2011

Stixwould, St Peter, priory
Stixwould, St Peter, Coffin Lid
Stixwould, St Peter, Coffin Lid
Stixwould, St Peter, Coffin Lid

Coffin lid perhaps from Stixwould Priory.

Mark Acton, 2008

Stixwould, St Peter, Priory, coffin lid