Sibsey

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Coordinates: 53°02′14″N 0°00′59″E / 53.037137°N 0.016272°E / 53.037137; 0.016272

Sibsey
Sibsey Trader Mill, Sibsey
Sibsey Trader Mill
Sibsey is located in Lincolnshire
Sibsey
Sibsey
 Sibsey shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,996 (2001)
OS grid reference TF352507
    - London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Dialling code 01205
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Sibsey is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated at the junction of the A16 and B1184 roads, 4 miles (6.4 km) north from Boston. Sibsey Northlands is to the north of the village. The Prime Meridian passes just to the west of Sibsey, crossing the Stone Bridge Drain canal. At the 2001 census, Sibsey had a population of 1,996.[1]

Set in the fens of Lincolnshire, Sibsey is a focus of the farming community. The village is surrounded by farmland. The village won an award for best-kept village in 1989.[2] The village has a village hall, a post office with shop, and a public house, the White Hart, on Main Road.[3] Although the postal address for residences includes nearby Boston, it is not in that borough.

Demography[edit]

Population of Sibsey Civil Parish
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1961 2001
Population[4] 948 1,151 1,354 1,364 1,431 1,316 1,204 1,101 1,029 1,004 1,063 1,026 1,023 1,996

Landmarks[edit]

The Sibsey Trader Mill[edit]

Sibsey's most prominent feature is the Grade I listed[5] and scheduled[6] Sibsey Trader Mill.[7] This six-storey windmill, which was built to replace an earlier post mill, has six sails and was completed in 1877 by Sanderson and Son of Louth. In 1954 it ceased working under wind-power, and fell into disuse. It was restored to working order with engine-driven mill stones in 1981, and is under the guardianship of English Heritage. It is still in operation.[8]

The mill should not be confused with a non-working red brick Grade II listed windmill on the eastern side of the A16.[9]

St Margaret's Church[edit]

The medieval church, made up of work from the 12th to 16th centuries, is a Grade I listed building,[10] and is dedicated to Saint Margaret. The church has a square, Early English Period tower at the western end. It was completely restored in 1840, and the chancel rebuilt and nave and aisles partly rebuilt in 1855.[11] The remains of the churchyard cross, located near the porch, is Grade II listed, and a scheduled monument.[12][13] Today it is part of a group of parishes, Sibsey with Frithville, with a varied pattern of worship and community activity across three parish churches. The churchyard has an avenue of lime trees and parts are set aside as wildlife sanctuary.

Transport[edit]

In 1848 the East Lincolnshire Railway opened Sibsey railway station, which closed in 1961.[14] The Grantham to Skegness Line passes still close to the south-east of the village with level crossings over the B1184 and A16.

Education[edit]

Although now maintained by Lincolnshire County Council, the primary school had a long history as an independent, locally-supported institution. Founded in 1733, the school spent a century in leased accommodation before being rebuilt in 1869[15] – a structure that lasted until the school was largely rebuilt in 1996.

Notable people[edit]

Frank Bramley, the post-impressionist artist, and Arthur Lucan, comic actor, were born at Sibsey.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sibsey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ See talk
  3. ^ "Sibsey". Lincolnshire Parish Councils. Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sibsey Trader Mill (Listing)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sibsey Trader Mill (Scheduled)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Sibsey Trader Mill
  8. ^ "Sibsey Trader Mill". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sibsey Windmill". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "St Margarets Church, Sibsey". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ancient Monuments". Ancient Monuments. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sibsey Station". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Sibsey Free School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sibsey at Wikimedia Commons