Chapel St Leonards

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Chapel St Leonards
Chapel St Leonards in 2006.jpg
Chapel St Leonards is located in Lincolnshire
Chapel St Leonards
Chapel St Leonards
 Chapel St Leonards shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF5672
   – London 115 mi (185 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKEGNESS
Postcode district PE24
Dialling code 01754
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°13′23″N 0°20′11″E / 53.2230°N 0.3365°E / 53.2230; 0.3365

Chapel St. Leonards is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) north from the resort of Skegness.

The village is a location for caravan park holidays, is next to several miles of beach, and close to Fantasy Island, market towns, and the Lincolnshire Wolds.

A Chapel St. Leonards landmark is Chapel Point, 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the centre of the village. It is a restored part of a major Second World War coastal defence line; the restoration included the Gun Structure and the Viewing Platform. In recent years Chapel Point has become a location for birdwatchers, being visited by migrating birds such as the Mediterranean Gull.[1]

Chapel and church[edit]

The name of the village derives from a chapel at Mumby dedicated to St Leonard; the village history is tied to that of Mumby, both at one time being part of the same ecclesiastical parish.[2]

The village Anglican church, also dedicated to St Leonard, was rebuilt in 1572 after a flood, and again rebuilt in 1794 on a smaller scale. There was further rebuilding in 1866 and in 1901 when the church was lengthened and the red-tiled tower, unique in Lincolnshire, was added. In 1924 the chapel was again enlarged and lengthened, and a new east window and reredos added. The present church holds parish registers dating from 1665, although Bishop's transcripts go back as far as 1568.[citation needed]

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