Mareham le Fen

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Mareham Le Fen
St Helen, Mareham-le-Fen - geograph.org.uk - 105510.jpg
Church of St Helen, Mareham le Fen
Mareham Le Fen is located in Lincolnshire
Mareham Le Fen
Mareham Le Fen
 Mareham Le Fen shown within Lincolnshire
Population 875 (2001)
OS grid reference TF279610
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°07′52″N 0°05′22″W / 53.131140°N 0.08949°W / 53.131140; -0.08949

Mareham le Fen (otherwise Mareham-le-Fen) is a village and civil parish about 6 miles (10 km) south from the town of Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. The hamlet of Mareham Gate lies about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south from the village, and it is believed that the deserted medieval village (DMV) of Birkwood is situated nearby.[1]

Mareham le Fen is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Marun", with 33 households, 60 acres (0.24 km2) of meadow, 300 acres (1.2 km2) of woodland, and a church. The Lord of the Manor was William I.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to St Helen, and is a Grade II* listed building of greenstone and dating from the 13th century. It was partially rebuilt in 1879, and in 1974 the vestry was extended using stone from the demolished church of St Margaret at Woodhall. In the north aisle is a tomb to James Roberts who died 1826, and sailed in the Endeavour with Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks.[3] In the churchyard is a medieval stone cross, which is both Grade II listed and a scheduled monument. Dating from the 14th century, it was restored in 1904.[4][5]

The Grade II listed Royal Oak public house has a datestone of 1473, but is believed to date from the 17th century, with 18th- and 20th-century additions.[6]

Also in the village is a Grade II listed tower windmill dating from 1820, although it ceased working in 1910.[7][8]

Mareham le Fen Church of England Primary School was built in 1840 as a National School and was enlarged in 1880.[9]

Mareham le Fen Victory Silver Band, established in 1919, plays in the local area at events and services.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birkwood DMV (site of), Mareham Le Fen". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Domesday Map". Mareham le Fen. Anna Powll-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Helen, Mareham Le Fen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Churchyard Cross in Church of St Helen, Mareham Le Fen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Churchyard Cross, St Helen's Churchyard". Ancient Monuments. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Royal Oak, Mareham Le Fen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Windmill Mareham le Fen (498302). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Windmill, Mareham Le Fen". Windmill Mareham le Fen. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mareham le Fen CE Primary School". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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