Brocklesby

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Coordinates: 53°35′07″N 0°16′31″W / 53.585315°N 0.275365°W / 53.585315; -0.275365

Brocklesby
Church of All Saints, Brocklesby - geograph.org.uk - 109920.jpg
All Saints' Church, Brocklesby
Brocklesby is located in Lincolnshire
Brocklesby
Brocklesby
 Brocklesby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TA143112
    - London 145 mi (233 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grimsby
Postcode district DN41
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Brocklesby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Habrough, 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Immingham, close to the border of both North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and near Humberside International Airport.

According to the 2001 Census Brocklesby had a population of 124.[2]

The parish includes the settlement of Limber Parva (or Little Limber) which lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-west, and is the site of a deserted medieval village, defined by earthworks and crop marks of crofts, hollow ways and rectilinear enclosures.[3][4]

Newsham Abbey was located to the north of the village in the hamlet of Newsham, now part of Brocklesby civil parish.[5][6]

Brocklesby has a railway station platform and buildings which are now private property.[7] The nearest railway station in current use is at Habrough.

Brocklesby Hall[edit]

The Grade I listed Brocklesby Hall is a large country house standing in the 27,000 acre (113 square kilometre) Brocklesby Park Estate. It probably dates from the 16th century, but was altered before 1708 and remodelled circa 1730. It was severely fire damaged in 1898, restored by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield, and then reduced in size in the 20th century by the architect Claud Phillimore. It is built of brick in 3 storeys to a U-shaped floor plan with a 9-bay frontage. The 1898 fire and Phillimore's renovations destroyed most of the original interior features.[8]

The Pelham family originally moved to Lincolnshire in 1565 and the property has descended in the family to Charles Pelham, the 8th and current Earl of Yarborough.

The estate is primarily agricultural with a substantial acreage of woodland. The 1000 acre Park and woodlands were laid out in the 1770s by Capability Brown for the Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough and contains a significant number of (43) listed architectural features.[9]

The Grade I listed Anglican parish church, dedicated to All Saints, stands in the park.[10] The church holds memorials to the Pelham family, particularly Charles Pelham, Lord Worsley, who was killed during the First World War.[11]

The Holgate Monument, created in 1785 by James Wyatt, is a Grade I listed memorial to Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough's friend George Holgate in the form of a triangular pedestal supported on three tortoises and topped by an urn.[12]

The Hunt kennels and house are Grade I listed, as is the Newsham Bridge and the Hermitage.

Community[edit]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of the Brocklesby Park group of parishes in the Deanery of Yarborough.[13][14]

Local democracy is run as a Parish meeting.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brocklesby". ordnance-survey-linked-data. Ordnance survey. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Statistics about Brocklesby, West Lindsey". Lincolnshire research observatory. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Little Limber (892592). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Little Limber: TA122103"; Gridreferencefinder.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012
  5. ^ "Newsham Priory". Houses of Premonstratensian Canons. Victoria County History. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brocklesby (with Limber Parva)". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "First train through Brocklesby Station". Geograph project. Retrieved 22 October 2013. "First 185 148 passes in front of the glorious old station building, now a private house." 
  8. ^ English Heritage. "Brocklesby Hall (1359800)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2014 .
  9. ^ "Brocklesby Estate". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  10. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1165503)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 July 2011 .
  11. ^ "All Saints Church, Brocklesby and the Church of St. Peter, Great Limber", ntlworld.com/peter.fairweather. Retrieved 3 July 2011
  12. ^ English Heritage. "Holgate Monument (1063417)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2014 .
  13. ^ "Our Parishes". Brocklesby park group. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Brocklesby DCC". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "List of parish meetings". West Lindsey district council. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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