Tydd St Mary

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Coordinates: 52°44′44″N 0°08′15″E / 52.745693°N 0.137496°E / 52.745693; 0.137496

Tydd St Mary
Roadside houses, B1165 near Tydd St Mary. - geograph.org.uk - 361870.jpg
B1165 road near Tydd St Mary
Tydd St Mary is located in Lincolnshire
Tydd St Mary
Tydd St Mary
 Tydd St Mary shown within Lincolnshire
Population 858 (2001)
OS grid reference TF443185
    - London 105 mi (169 km)  South
District South Holland
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WISBECH
Postcode district PE13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Holland and The Deepings
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Tydd St Mary is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) east of the town of Spalding and about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Civil Parish includes the hamlet of Tydd Gote which lies partly in Tydd St Mary[1] and partly in Tydd St Giles, Cambridgeshire.[2]

The village has two medieval boundary crosses, one at Manor Hill Corner, which is Grade II listed[3] and a scheduled monument,[4][5] and White Cross which stands north of Poultry Farm at Hunts Gate at the western edge of the village and is a scheduled monument.[6][7]

St Mary Church

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Mary dating from the 12th century and restored 1869. It has a 15th-century west tower and a 15th-century font.[8] At the entrance to the churchyard is a Grade II listed Lychgate dating from 1919.[9] In the churchyard is a Grade II listed fragment of a medieval cross dating from the 14th century.[10]

Tysdale House is an early 16th-century Grade II listed Hall with later alterations. The building was originally H Shape with an open hall, which was floored in the 17th century and the plan changed in the 18th.[11][12]

The present Dunton Hall was built on the site of an earlier house, built by Sigismund Trafford who died in 1741. The present Dunton Hall dates from the early 19th century and is Grade II listed.[13][14]

Tydd Station was a railway station on the Peterborough and Sutton Bridge Branch of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, which opened in 1866 and closed in 1959.[15]

During the First World War an airfield was established here, during late 1916 or early 1917, as a Home Defence airfield for night patrols. It was used by 51 Squadron whose headquarters were at Marham B Flight, established at Tydd St Mary in the summer of 1917.[16]

The village has a primary school.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tydd St Mary". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tydd St Giles". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Manor Hill Cross (listed)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Manor Hill Cross (Scheduled)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Manor Hill Cross". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "White Cross". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "White Cross". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "St Marys Church". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lychgate at St Marys". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Churchyard Cross". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Tysdale House". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tysdale House". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Dunton Hall". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Dunton Hall (site)". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Tydd Station". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "WW1 Airfield". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School". Tydd St Mary CE Primary School. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tydd St Mary at Wikimedia Commons