Welton le Marsh

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Welton Le Marsh
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St Martin's Church, Welton Le Marsh
Welton Le Marsh is located in Lincolnshire
Welton Le Marsh
Welton Le Marsh
 Welton Le Marsh shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF472686
   – London 115 mi (185 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Spilsby
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°11′42″N 0°12′09″E / 53.194987°N 0.202503°E / 53.194987; 0.202503

Welton Le Marsh is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north-east from the town of Spilsby and approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south from the town of Alford. The hamlet of Boothby lies within the parish about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Welton Le Marsh village.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Martin and was medieval, but rebuilt in 1792 of stone and brick, and restored in 1891.[1] It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

A Neolithic flint axe and perforated stone hammer head were found here in 1948 and 1906.[3] A Bronze Age flanged axe was found just outside of moated area at Hanby Hall Farm.[4]

The remains of a motte are located about 275 yards (251 m) east of Hanby Hall Farm. The motte is about 5.5 yards (5.0 m) high, and surrounded by a ditch.[5][6]

Thwaite Hall is a Grade II listed building, reputedly part of a former Augustinian Priory, with attached cottage; the present house dates from the 14th century.[7] The Lincs to the Past website describes it as the site of an Augustinian Cell belonging to Thornton Abbey which was recorded in 1440 and which still existed in 1536.[8]

Welton Le Marsh has a local public house, The Wheel Inn.

Also within the parish is Candlesby Hill Quarry, a nature reserve which was once Gunby estate chalk pit. It is Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) maintained by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WeltonleMarsh". Genuki. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Martin, Welton le Marsh". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Prehistoric finds from Welton le Marsh". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bronze Age Flanged Axe". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Davis, Philip. "The Gatehouse Website". The Gatehouse Website. Retrieved 12 May 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Welton le Marsh Castle Hill". Castle Facts Website. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Thwaite Hall, Welton le Marsh". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Site of Augustinian Cell at Thwaite Hall, Welton le Marsh". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Candlesby Hill Quarry". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

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