Great Limber

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Coordinates: 53°33′46″N 0°17′23″W / 53.562832°N 0.289850°W / 53.562832; -0.289850

Great Limber
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St Peter's Church, Great Limber
Great Limber is located in Lincolnshire
Great Limber
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 Great Limber shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TA133087
    - 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 DN37
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Great Limber is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A18, 8 miles (12.9 km) west from Grimsby and 8 miles (12.9 km) east from Brigg.

In 1885 Kelly's Directory noted a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1841. The parish of 4,970 acres (20.1 km2), including 936 acres (3.79 km2) of woodland, was farmed on four and five field systems, and produced chiefly wheat, barley and turnips. Its population in 1881 was 489.[1]

Great Limber Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Peter.[2] It is built in Norman and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, and aisles, with attached chapels and south porch, and a low crenellated west tower with three bells.[1] The church was partly restored in 1873.[3] Its chancel is mostly Victorian, although its arch is 13th-century as is the font. An 1890 stained glass window in the north aisle is by Kempe.[4]

Lincolnshire preceptories[edit]

Until their disbandment in 1312, the Knights Templar were major landowners on the higher lands of Lincolnshire, where they had a number of preceptories on property which provided income, while Temple Bruer was an estate on the Lincoln Heath, believed to have been used also for military training.[5] The preceptories from which the Lincolnshire properties were managed were:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, pp. 516, 517
  2. ^ "Church of St Peter", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 5 November 2011
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 195, 196; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 257; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  5. ^ Ward, Penny. Dennis Mills (2nd ed.), ed. The Knights Templar in Kesteven (2 ed.). Heckington: Heritage Lincolnshire Publications. ISBN 978-0-948639-47-0. 
  6. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History 2. pp. 210–213 'Houses of Knights Templars: Willoughton, Eagle, Aslackby, South Witham and Temple Bruer'. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 

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