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Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states "Here is a General Baptist chapel, founded in 1681, and rebuilt in 1876"

The chapel is on the right in this image with the schoolroom building on the left.

A matching exterior front was constructed to the schoolroom which is of earlier date.

DB 1 May 2010

Fleet, Baptist Church, schoolroom
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church

Rear view of the Baptist Church together with part of the associated burial ground.

DB 6 May 2018

Fleet, Baptist Church, burial ground
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church

"To the Memory of / The Revd WILLM KIDD / who having used the office of Deacon / well for eleven Years was ordained / the first Pastor of this Church 1762 / under his care it was established / And this building erected 1764 / was called to his reward Octr 17th 1768 / Aged 50 Years /His character was truly amiable"

DB 6 May 2018

Fleet, Baptist Church, William Kidd
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church

Looking towards the front of the church from the balcony.

Flower Festival in progress. 

DB 1 May 2010

Fleet,
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Baptist Church

Looking towards the back of the church from the balcony.

Flower Festival in progress. 

DB 1 May 2010

Fleet, Baptist Church
Fleet, Beechurst House
Fleet, Beechurst House
Fleet, Beechurst House

"House. Early C19, mid C19, C20."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146635 

DB 6 May 2018

Fleet, Beechurst House
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen

"The 120 feet (37 m) church tower with spire is detached from the nave by 15 feet (4.6 m).

The fabric is mainly Decorated in style, with Early English arcades and a Perpendicular west window.

According to Cox (1916), the church was restored in 1860, when the chancel was rebuilt, although the canopied sedilia was retained.

In 1964 Pevsner noted 1798 repairs and considered the church "over-restored""

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet,_Lincolnshire 

Peter Kirk Collection, 4 April 1999

Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Church
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Mary Magdalen is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English, Early and Late Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, south porch and a detached south-west tower with embattled parapet and pinnacles, a polygonal staircase turret, and a spire with three tiers of pierced quatrefoils on its alternate faces the whole height being about 120 feet; the tower contains 6 bells and a clock added in 1911:

there is a font and a fine west window, both of the Perpendicular date:

the chancel retains a piscina and sedilia in the Early Decorated style (1245-1315):

during the years 1860-2, the chancel was entirely rebuilt, the nave roof renewed at a cost of over £1,000, and the interior reseated, under the direction of Mr. C.Bennett, architect, of Lynn:

the south aisle was restored in 1899 at a cost of about £360, and in 1900 the roof and interior were again restored at a cost of £3,000: in 1911 the interior of the cgurch was restored and a new pulpit, choir stalls and altar rails provided in memory of the Rev. Canon W. H. James M.A. rector 1874-1910:

there are sittings for 340 persons"

DB 1 May 2010

Fleet, Saint Mary Magdalen Church
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen

White's Directory 1856 states :-

"The Church (St. Mary Magdalen) is an ancient structure, remarkable for its tower, which is separated from it four yards, has six bells, and is surmounted by a spire.

The Rectory, valued in K.B at £15, and now at £1057, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. James Jerram M.A., who has a good Rectory House, erected in 1855.

A rent-charge in lieu of tithes in this parish, was confirmed by the Tithe Commissioners Dec. 9th, 1840.

DB 7 May 2012

Fleet, Saint Mary Magdalen Church
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Font
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Font
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Font

"C15 octagonal font with traceried panels and octagonal pedestal"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146568 

Flower Festival in progress. 

DB 1 May 2010

Fleet, Saint Mary Magdalen Church, font
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Interior
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Interior
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Interior

View from the east end of the nave into the chancel.

Chancel rebuilt in 1843 but retains a restored C14 sedilia and piscina. 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146568 

7 May 2012

Fleet, Saint Mary Magdalen Church
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Tower
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Tower
Fleet, St Mary Magdalen, Tower

Base of the detached bell tower.

"Detached bell tower with spire. c.1300, restored 1798 and 1843"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064521 

7 May 2012

Fleet, Saint Mary Magdalen Church, tower