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Foston, Black Horse
Foston, Black Horse
Foston, Black Horse

Former public house now "The Black Horse Cottages".

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 has an entry "Kemm Samuel, Black' Horse P.H". Another Public House "Foster Ralph, Black Boy P.H" also mentioned.

DB 13 July 2020

Foston, Black Horse, Public House
Foston, Old Hall
Foston, Old Hall
Foston, Old Hall

"House. 1647, C18, early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062878 

DB 13 July 2020 

Foston, Old Hall
Foston, School
Foston, School
Foston, School

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 reads "Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1847 for 80 children ; Miss Miriam Ackland, mistress".

School was closed in 1987. 

DB 13 July 2020

Foston, School
Foston, School
Foston, School
Foston, School

Detail of date stone above the door "1847". 

DB 13 July 2020

Foston, School
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter

Much of St Peterís at Foston dates from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.  The chancel arch is Norman with zig-zag decoration.

The tower, the arcades and the tower arch are Early English.

The aisles date from the restoration of 1858 by Charles Kirk of Sleaford.

August 2012

Foston, St Peter church, Charles Kirk
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter

The tower of St Peter's church, Foston, is Early English.  There are twin bell openings with plate tracery under a round arch.

The blocked west doorway is round-arched with small dogtooth decoration.

September 2009

Foston, St Peter church, tower
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel with south chapel, nave, south porch, aisles and an embattled western tower with four pinnacles and containing 3 bells and a clock, placed in 1897, at a cost of £60:

in 1858 the north side of the church was rebuilt, a porch added, the interior reseated and a new pulpit set up:

there are 300 sittings"

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states :-

"The Church (St. Peter) is an ancient structure of Norman and early English architecture, with an embattled tower, containing three bells.

The chancel arch is one of the finest relics of Anglo-Norman architecture in the county.

The benefice is a perpetual curacy, united with Long Bennington vicarage ...

The Earl of Dysart is impropriator, but the tithes were commuted at the enclosure in 1793, for 309A. 3R. 39P. of land"

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, tower
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter
Foston, St Peter

"Parish Church. Late C12, early C13, C15, C16, 1859, by Charles Kirk"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360062 

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, tower
Foston, St Peter, Porch
Foston, St Peter, Porch
Foston, St Peter, Porch

"C19 ashlar south porch with doorway with pointed arch, keeled responds, coped gable, finial and slate roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360062 

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, porch
Foston, St Peter, Porch
Foston, St Peter, Porch
Foston, St Peter, Porch

"Early C13 south doorway inside porch with columnar responds, pointed arch with filleted rolls, hood mould, head label stops, and at apex, another weathered head"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360062 

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church
Foston, St Peter, Tower
Foston, St Peter, Tower
Foston, St Peter, Tower

"Late C12 west tower of 3 stages"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360062 

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, tower
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Blocked Doorway
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Blocked Doorway
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Blocked Doorway

"West side has round headed late C12 doorway with moulded arch with chipstar decoration, damaged cable decorated hood mould and 2 weathered head label stops.

The doorway is blocked and 2 round headed C20 windows inserted"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360062 

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, Doorway
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Weathervane
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Weathervane
Foston, St Peter, Tower, Weathervane

Modern weathervane.

DB 5 July 2020

Foston, Saint Peter, Church, tower