St Faith's Church, Wilsthorpe
Wilsthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||90 mi (140 km) SSE|
|Civil parish||Braceborough and Wilsthorpe|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Wilsthorpe is a village in the district of South Kesteven in the county of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Stamford and approximately 4 miles (6 km) south from Bourne.
The church is a Grade II* listed building dedicated to Saint Faith. Built in 1715, it was restored and altered by James Fowler of Louth in 1869. In the sanctuary is a late-13th-century effigy of a knight in chain mail; perhaps a Wake family member. Hereward the Wake was an Anglo-Saxon who led resistance to the Norman Conquest, and was born in or near Bourne.
To the west of the village is the former railway station of Braceborough Spa Halt which was on the Essendine and Bourne Railway line. It opened in 1860 and closed in 1951. The old station house is now a private house.
Nearby is the pumping station house from the old Peterborough Waterworks with its 52 feet (15.8 m) deep artesian well drilled during the late 19th century when it provided a million gallons of water each day to supply the cathedral city 14 miles (23 km) away.
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