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Fillingham
 
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle

View of the Castle from the south.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard

Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle

The Castle was built in Gothic style in the mid-eighteenth centgury with circular corner towers and crenellated parapets.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard

Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle

The Castle stands on high ground to the east of the village and close to Middle Street (B1398). It viewed here from the west.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard 

Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle

This Gothic castle was built for Sir Cecil Wray in the mid-eighteenth century, possibly to the design of John Carr.

T R Leach Collection, 1967



Fillingham, Fillingham Castle, Sir Cecil Wray, John Carr
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle, Ermine Lodge
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle, Ermine Lodge
Fillingham, Fillingham Castle, Ermine Lodge

It is likely that John Carr of York designed this lodge and entrance to the Castle on Ermine Street (A15). It lies three-quarters of a mile east of the Castle.

T R Leach Collection, 1967

Fillingham, Fillingham Castle, John Carr
Fillingham, Ingham Lane
Fillingham, Ingham Lane
Fillingham, Ingham Lane

The principal street of this small village. On the right is possibly the village shop. The road sign on the left gives warning of pedestrians (no footpath).

Kelly's directory of 1913 records a shopkeeper (William Laidlow), a tailor and draper (George Laidlow) and a shoemaker (Edward Storr).

Fillingham, Ingham :Lane, William Laidlow, George Laidlow, Edward Storr
Fillingham, Lake
Fillingham, Lake
Fillingham, Lake

A large lake forms a prominent feature of the landscape viewed from Fillingham Castle. It is close to thr village centre and a substantial bridge gives access to land to the north.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard  

Fillingham, Lake, bridge
Fillingham, Lake
Fillingham, Lake
Fillingham, Lake

A second photo of the bridge, which appears to have stone piers, iron or steel beams and wooden handrails.

The lake was used for recreation; a boathouse is marked on early 20th century maps.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard  

Fillingham, Lake, bridge
Fillingham, Methodist Chapel
Fillingham, Methodist Chapel
Fillingham, Methodist Chapel

The former chapel (now a house named ‘Pateley’) in Chapel Road was built in 1859 or 1864.

The last service was held in October 1967.

May 2011

Fillingham, Methodist Chapel
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew

The tower at St Andrew's, built in 1777, is open on three sides at ground level and stands away from the west end of the nave.

There is a Norman doorway with round arch and one order of colonettes in the west end of the nave.

The church reformer John Wycliffe was rector here in the 1360s.

May 2011

Fillingham, St Andrew church, John Wycliffe, open tower, Norman doorway
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew

The nave at St Andrew's was restored in 1866 following rebuilding in the late eighteenth century.

It has 14th century arcades built into the N and S walls. The chancel arch and tower arch are also 14th century.

The church reformer John Wycliffe was rector here in the 1360s.

May 2011

Fillingham, St Andrew church, John Wycliffe
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew

St Andrew’s was rebuilt in the 18th century and restored in 1866, possibly by George Gilbert Scott.  The nave has 14th century arcades built into the N and S walls.

The church reformer John Wycliffe was rector here in the 1360s.

May 2011

Fillingham, St Andrew church
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew

A view of the tower and nave at St Andrew's, Fillingham.

May 2011

Fillingham, St Andrew church
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew
Fillingham, St Andrew

This early twentieth-century view of St Andrew's shows how much more attractive the tower was with pinnacles.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard

Fillingham, St Andrew church
Fillingham, St Andrew, interior
Fillingham, St Andrew, interior
Fillingham, St Andrew, interior

The church once had aisles to the north and south and the arcades have been retained in the walls of the nave.

T R Leach Collection, undated postcard  

Fillingham, St Andrew church, interior
Fillingham, St Andrew, memorial
Fillingham, St Andrew, memorial
Fillingham, St Andrew, memorial

On the wall of the chancel of St Andrew's Fillingham is this marble tablet inscribed as follows:

In the center of this chancel/ are deposited the remains of/ DAME ESTHER WRAY/ and in the same vault with those/ of her consort/ Sir CECIL WRAY Bart./ She died at Summer Castle/ on the 1st day of Feby 1825 in the/ eighty ninth year of her age.

Sir Cecil Wray, 13th baronet and politician, built Fillingham (or Summer) Castle in 1760.  Dame Esther's maiden name was Summers.

May 2011

Fillingham, St Andrew church
Fillingham, street scene
Fillingham, street scene
Fillingham, street scene
undated postcard
Fillingham, street scene