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A parade of decorated bicycles at a garden fete.

Undated postcard.

Fulstow, bicycles
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence

St Lawrence’s is an early 13th century church, rebuilt in 1868.

The lancet windows of the chancel are all 19th century.

June 2015

Fulstow, St Lawrence church
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence

The three bays of the south arcade of the early 13th century building can be seen in the nave wall.

The windows and porch are 19th century, though the Early English inner doorway of the porch has been retained.

The mixed stone (chalk, ironstone, limestone) used in the 19th century reconstruction of the church has given an odd chequer-board effect,

June 2015

Fulstow, St Lawrence church
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence

St Lawrence’s once had a slender tower. This was replaced in Victorian times by the present gabled bellcote.

The former north arcade with its two bays can be traced in the nave wall.

June 2015

Fulstow, St Lawrence church, bellcote
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence

View of St Lawrence's church at a time when the churchyard was untended.

Jews' Court collection, 1977

Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence
Fulstow, St Lawrence

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1937 states :-

"The church of St. Lawrence, rebuilt in 1868 at a cost of £500, is a small building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western turret containing one bell:

in the church are effigies of a knight and lady, supposed to represent Robert de Hilton and his wife:

there are sittings for 160 persons.

The registers date from the year 1589. 

The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £339, including 111 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Lincoln, and held since 1937 by the Rev. William Gordon Calvert Lee M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, rural dean of Ludborough"
 
Church roof was completely restored in 2011. 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Chancel
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Chancel
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Chancel

C19 fittings including the two commandment boards.

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Churchyard Cross

"The remains of the churchyard cross at St Lawrence's Church represent a good example of a medieval standing cross with a square base and octagonal shaft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1018295 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Churchyard, cross
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

C19 wooden pews. 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave

Looking west towards the font.

Blocked C13 arcades visible on either side. 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Font
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Font
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Font

"The C13 font has a plain octagonal bowl and shafted base and has a C19 facetted wooden cover"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063110 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, font
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Organ
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Organ
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Organ

A church notice states :-

"Built in the 1950's, the pipe organ was installed in church in 2013, funded by generous donations from church members.

It came from the closed Methodist Church at Bluntington, near Kidderminster.

It was manufactured by Hawkins of Walsall Wood"

http://hawkinsorganbuildersltd.co.uk/ 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, organ
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Pulpit
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Pulpit
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Pulpit

C19 pulpit.

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, pulpit
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Royal Arms
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Royal Arms
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Nave, Royal Arms

Arms of George III and the date 1768.

"George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820"

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

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch

"The C19 gabled south porch outer doorway has continuous double chamfered surround with above a reset C13 crucifix"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063110 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, porch
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch

Detail of reset C13 crucifix.

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, crucifix
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy

In the porch is this figure of a lady circa 1300 wearing a head-dress and a flowing gown.

Her head rests on a pillow, her feet on a lion.

A masonry paint has been applied in recent times.

June 2015

Fulstow, St Lawrence church, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, effigy

In the porch is this effigy circa 1300 of a cross-legged knight.

He wears mail and a surcoat and carries sword and shield.

His head rests on a pillow, his feet are on a lion.

June 2015

Fulstow, St Lawrence church, effigy
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, War Memorial Tablet
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, War Memorial Tablet
Fulstow, St Lawrence, Porch, War Memorial Tablet

"The memorial tablet to the fallen of the Great and Second World Wars was placed by public subscription in 2005. 

The war memorial is situated in the wall of the Village Hall, in the village centre"

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/15094/about-us/ 

Reported in The Telegraph on 16 May 2005 that :-

"A village which rejected a war memorial 87 years ago after being refused permission to include a soldier shot for desertion is finally to honour its dead.

The tiny community of Fulstow, near Louth, Lincs, is one of the few in Britain to have no monument to the First World War, during which seven villagers lost their lives.

Fulstow was offered one in 1918 but was told it could not include Pte Charles Kirman, of the Lincolnshire Regiment's 7th Battalion. Pte Kirman, a veteran of the Somme, was shot at dawn in 1917 after going absent without leave"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1490080/After-87-years-village-honours-its-war-dead.html 

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Fulstow, Saint Lawrence, Church, war memorial
Fulstow, Windmill (1)
Fulstow, Windmill (1)
Fulstow, Windmill (1)

This is one of the mills built by Saunderson of Louth in the third quarter of nineteenth century.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph 1934

Fulstow, windmill, Jon Sass, Saunderson
Fulstow, Windmill (2)
Fulstow, Windmill (2)
Fulstow, Windmill (2)

The sails on Fulstow Mill were finally removed in 1950 and for a while it was powered by an electric motor.

Location of mill: TF 330 965

Peter Kirk Collection, 2006

Fulstow, windmill, Peter Kirk