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Pointon, Christ&nbspChurch
Pointon, Christ Church
Pointon, Christ Church

A rare surviving 'tin tabernacle'. Christ Church was built in 1893 to the design of A. C. Wood, architect of Grantham.

It is the 'winter church' to Sempringham. It has heating; Sempringham doesn't.

Mark Acton, 2017

Pointon, tin tabernacle, Christ Church, A C Wood
Pointon, Christ&nbspChurch
Pointon, Christ Church
Pointon, Christ Church

The north aisle of the church has recently been renewed, again in corrugated iron, but with modern corrosion protection.

October 2017

Pointon, Christ Church, corrugated iron
Pointon, Christ&nbspChurch
Pointon, Christ Church
Pointon, Christ Church

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"POINTON is a pleasant village and towship, on the road to Bourne and three-quarters of a mile from the Abbey church, from which it is separated by fields; the bulk of the inhabitants of Sempringham parish live here.

Christ church, an iron structure, was opened in 1892, and there is also a Wesleyan chapel"

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Christ Church, corrugated iron
Pointon, Christ&nbspChurch, interior
Pointon, Christ Church, interior
Pointon, Christ Church, interior

The bright and spacious interior of Christ Church, with nave, aisles and chancel.

October 2017

Pointon, Christ Church, interior
Pointon, Old Ship Inn
Pointon, Old Ship Inn
Pointon, Old Ship Inn

Both Old & New Ship Inns listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

Brittain John, agricultural machine owner, & Old Ship inn

Brittain William, New Ship inn

On the map both inns seem to have located next door to one another. 

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Old Ship Inn
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School

The core of this building was originally a National School erected in 1863. With modern extensions and additions it is today’s St Gilbert of Sempringham CE Primary School.

October 2017

Pointon, primary school
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School

A second view of the school.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states :-

"National School (mixed & infants), Pointon, built in 1863, at a cost of £500, raised by subscription: the school will hold 150 children ; average attendance, 84 ; & is supported by a Crown donation of £25, government grant & a voluntary rate & school fees ; attached to the school is a parochial library of about 180 volumes; William Hornby, master; Mrs. Emma Hornby, mistress"

DB 8 August 2020 

Pointon, School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School

Date stones visible at the front of the school.

The initials J.C.K.S on the 1863 date stone belong to The Rev. J.C.K.Saunders.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states "The Rev. J.C.K.Saunders, during his ten years residence in this parish, was instrumental in building a good vicarage house, and the school at Pointon, and in procuring the restoration of the abbey church"

An infants' schoolroom was subsequently added in 1892 at a cost of about £200.

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Pointon, School
Pointon, Pump
Pointon, Pump
Pointon, Pump

Village pump located immediately in front of the school.

In commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897. Refurbished in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee 2012.

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Pump, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)

"IN COMMEMORATION OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF QUEEN VICTORIA A.D. 1897" 

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Pump, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Pointon, Street Scene
Pointon, Street Scene
Pointon, Street Scene

Pointon lies 7 miles north of Bourne. It is part of the parish of Pointon and Sempringham.

The parish church is the isolated St Andrew’s at Sempringham. A ‘tin tabernacle’ was built in Pointon in 1893 as a Chapel of Ease.

undated postcard

Pointon, street scene, Sempringham