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Ashby de la Launde
 
Ashby de la Launde Hall
Ashby de la Launde Hall
Ashby de la Launde Hall

This hall was built in 1595 for the King family and recased in the 19th century.

It was tenanted as a house in the nineteenth century but also used for a period as a girls’ school.

After wartime occupation by the army and a period of dereliction, it opened as a country club in 1961 (as shown in this photograph.)

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.

Ashby De La Launde, King family
Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain
Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain
Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain

The drinking fountain has a badly weathered inscription "Wash thy sin not thy countenance only".

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ashbydelalaundewithbloxholmandtemplebruerwithtemplehighgrange/ 

Shown on the OS 25 inch map published 1905.

Located alongside Main Street at National Grid Reference TF 05274 55078. 

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Drinking Fountain, water
Ashby de la Launde, Home Farmhouse
Ashby de la Launde, Home Farmhouse
Ashby de la Launde, Home Farmhouse

"Farmhouse. Early C18, early C19 with C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061825 

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Home Farmhouse
Ashby de la Launde, Pump
Ashby de la Launde, Pump
Ashby de la Launde, Pump

This fine cast-iron pump in the centre of the village carries the following inscription:

Erected by N H Reeve in Commemoration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, June 1887.

The Reeves of Leadenham Hall owned much of the land in Ashby parish.

Hilary Healey, c1965

Ashby De La Launde, water, pump, Reeve, Leadenham Hall,
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald

The older elements of St Hibald's church are from the Early English period.

The nave and chancel were restored by William Huddleston in 1854.

June 2013

Ashby De La Launde, St Hibald church, William Huddleston
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald

The tower probably dates from the twelfth century. There are two single-light bell openings on each face of the tower and, unusually, one tier of lucarnes on the spire.

June 2017

Ashby De La Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald

View of St Hibald's from the south-east.

June 2017

Ashby De La Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Nineteenth century lithograph. View from the north-west.
Ashby De La Launde, St Hibald church
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "The church of St. Hybald is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a plain embattled western tower with small spire, containing 5 bells:

the chancel and nave (except the north arcade and chancel arch) were rebuilt in 1854 from designs by Mr. Huddleston, at the cost of the Rev. John William King B. D. vicar from 1822:

the font is of the Decorated period, but the earliest portions of the fabric are the tower and north doonay:

when Holles visited this church in 1640 he found two monuments here commemorating Simon and Isabel de la Launde, the last of which remained in the north part of the nave pavement until the late restoration in 1854:

portions of a Jacobean monument to Edward King, ob. 1617, and 1 his wives Mary (Clopton) and Elizabeth (Colly) remain in the chancel, but their kneeling effigies are now placed on a ledge in the north wall, and opposite are those of their daughters, Mary, Anne and Elizabeth, and of a baby in a cradle, representing Amy, a fourth daughter of Edward King by his second wife:

on the chancel arch is a small slab inscribed to Edward King, ob. July 13, 1617, and his family, as stated above, and below it are the remains of four Latin lines: he restored the church in 1605 :

the font is Decorated and has an octagonal basin encircled by a band of four-leaved flowers:

the communion plate consists of a silver flagon, and a chalice -dated 1719:

there are 100 sittings"

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Saint Hibald church image
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald

St Hibald's Church viewed from the public footpath between Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholme.

White's Directory 1872 states "The Church (St. Hibbald) is an ancient structure, with a tower and slender spire, containing five bells, presented in 1838 by the late Colonel King"

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Saint Hibald church image
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, label stop
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, label stop
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, label stop

Ashby De La Launde, St Hibald
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, Porch
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, Porch
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, Porch

"The south gabled porch has a pointed arched opening and stone benches".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1307159

Described as a "south" porch in the listing text but it is actually a north porch.

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Saint Hibald church image porch
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial
Ashby de la Launde, St Hibald, War Memorial

Unveiled 24 August 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54085 

Located in St Hibald's churchyard. 

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Saint Hibald churchyard image war memorial
Ashby de la Launde, Village Hall
Ashby de la Launde, Village Hall
Ashby de la Launde, Village Hall

"The timber Village Hall was erected on its present site in the 1950’s.

Regular events include an Over 60’s Club, a Book Group, Pop up Pub, Village Walks and a Wine Club"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ashbydelalaundewithbloxholmandtemplebruerwithtemplehighgrange/ 

23 November 2020 

Ashby De La Launde, Village Hall
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower

A reinforced concrete structure close to the road in the village centre (TF 054 550).

The tower provides a useful support for local broadband transmission.

June 2013

Ashby De La Launde, water tower