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Chapel St Leonards
 
Chapel St Leonards, North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point
Chapel St Leonards, North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point
Chapel St Leonards, North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point

"This striking building was designed by Kier Design and Property Services architects (Lincolnshire County Council).

It was constructed on an environmentally sensitive sand dune, above a WW1 defence structure and also above old buried sea defences"

https://www.wm-saunders.co.uk/award-winning-observatory/ 

Built to "Facilitate understanding and appreciation of the North Sea and the marine environment"

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/bathing-beauties/north-sea-observatory/128816.article 

Opened to the public July 2018. 

DB 29 March 2019

Chapel St Leonards, North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point
Chapel St Leonards, Pullover
Chapel St Leonards, Pullover
Chapel St Leonards, Pullover

This small coastal resort originally Mumby Chapel - developed after the First World War when building on the Lincolnshire sand dunes became permissible.

In the late Victorian period there was a lifeboat station for a few years (1879-98) and in the 1930s motor cycling racing took place on the extensive smooth sands.

This view is from the sea bank looking westward to the small retail area.

Postcard, 1938

Chapel St Leonards, pullover
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church

"The name of the village derives from a chapel at Mumby dedicated to St Leonard; the village history is tied to that of Mumby, both at one time being part of the same ecclesiastical parish.

The village Anglican church, also dedicated to St Leonard, was rebuilt in 1572 after a flood, and again rebuilt in 1794 on a smaller scale.

There was further rebuilding in 1866 and in 1901 when the church was lengthened and the red-tiled tower, unique in Lincolnshire, was added.

In 1924 the chapel was again enlarged and lengthened, and a new east window and reredos added"

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

Peter Kirk Collection, 30 May 2002

Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards Church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church

View of the church from the south-east.

The different architectural styles of the nave (1794) and tower (1891-1901) are apparent in this shot.

September 2018

Chapel St Leonards,
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church

The tower is attached to the west end of the nave..

September 2018

Chapel St Leonards,
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church

The extensions of 1924 feature in this view from the north-east. The chancel (extreme left) and vestry (brick, centre) were built at that time.

September 2018

Chapel St Leonards,
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, font
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, font
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, font

A simple font with circular profile and restrained decoration.

September 2018

Chapel St Leonards, font
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, interior view
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, interior view
Chapel St Leonards, St Leonards church, interior view

General view of the interior looking east towards the chancel and the east window of 1924.

September 2018

Chapel St Leonards, interior view