St Peter's Church, Holton le Clay
Holton-le-Clay shown within Lincolnshire
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Holton-le-Clay is a village and civil parish in the extreme north of the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Grimsby on the A16. The village is twinned with Sargé-lès-le-Mans, Sarthe, France.
In the Domesday account the village is written as "Holtone". It was within the manor of Tetney in the then Lindsey North Riding, and prior to the Norman conquest under the lordships of a Swein and Thorgisl. By 1086 the manor had fallen under the lordship of Ivo Taillebois.
In 1885 Kelly's Directory noted a parish area of 1,430 acres (5.8 km2) acres, and an 1881 population of 283. Production of crops was chiefly of wheat, barley, oats, turnips and seeds. Principal landowners included the Earl of Scarborough DL, and George Henry Haig DL JP of Grainsby. The manor was owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, and rented to Sir Hugh Henry Cholmeley Bt DL JP of Easton Park. There was a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1827, and a Primitive Methodist chapel dated 1836. At the time Holton-le-Clay railway station was on the East Lincolnshire branch of the Great Northern Railway, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south from the village. A further village station, Holton Village Halt, operated between 1905 and 1961.
The village Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Peter. It consists of chancel, nave, and an embattled tower with 3 bells. Tower, chancel and nave arch are of Saxon or of very early Norman date. It was repaired and partly rebuilt in 1850 by William Hay, and restored and repaired in 1868. Cox noted that it was "nearly rebuilt in brick in 1850, but the tower is one of the many Lincolnshire instances of late Saxon architecture", and in 1964 Pevsner described it as "A rough and, at the time of writing, neglected church", with an 11th-century tower and west window, Decorated bell-openings, a Norman font, and a 1636 Paten cover. Within the churchyard is a 14th-century cross base and shaft.
The village has two schools, Holton-le-Clay Infants School and Holton-le-Clay Junior School, for primary school age children. Local secondary schools include Tollbar Academy at New Waltham. The village is also in the catchment area for Louth's Cordeaux Academy, Monks' Dyke Tennyson College and King Edward VI Grammar School.
The village has two public houses, The Jug and Bottle and The Royal Oak. The cricket club also has a members' bar.
Holton-le-Clay Cricket Club is located off Tetney Lane, providing football, cricket and entertainment activities.
- Holton le Clay Twinning Association
- Monument No. 1053333. PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- Monument No. 1053332. PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- Holton le-Clay in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
- "Documents Online: Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire", Folio: 364r Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 26 November 2011
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- Butt 1995, p. 122.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Peter (1308396)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
- Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 168; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 275; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
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- "Cross in churchyard of church of St Peter", National Monuments Record – Images of England, English Heritage. Retrieved 26 November 2011
- English Heritage. "Holton Lodge farm house (1063119)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
- "Holton Lodge Farm House", National Monuments Record – Images of England, English Heritage. Retrieved 26 November 2011
- English Heritage. "Pigeoncote at Holton Lodge Farm (1147756)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
- "Pigeoncote at Holton Lodge Farm", National Monuments Record – Images of England, English Heritage. Retrieved 26 November 2011
- English Heritage. "Waithe Water Mill (1147753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
- "Waithe Water Mill ", National Monuments Record – Images of England, English Heritage. Retrieved 26 November 2011
- Holton-le-Clay Schools. Retrieved 30 October 2011
- "Welcome to Stagecoach Lincolnshire", Stagecoachbus.com. Retrieved 30 October 2011
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
Media related to Holton-le-Clay at Wikimedia Commons
- " Holton le Clay", Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 26 November 2011
- Holton Le Clay Parish Council, Lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2011