Barnoldby le Beck
|Barnoldby le Beck|
Church of St Helen's
|Barnoldby le Beck shown within Lincolnshire|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||140 mi (230 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The name Barnoldby le Beck has origins in the Norse settlement of North East Lincolnshire. The affix by means a farm or settlement and is preceded by the modern phrasing of the personal name Bjǫrnulfr. While le beck reflects the Scandinavian word bekkr which means stream.
In the Domesday Book, Barnoldby le Beck was a large village with 9 smallholders, 26 freeman, 12 ploughlands and a meadow of 200 acres. In 1066, the lord was Ralph the Staller, a constable of Edward the Confessor, and in 1086, the lord and tenant in chief was Alan Rufus.
In 1855, the lord of the manor was B. Auningson and Miss Helen Tupling was the landlady of the Ship inn.
Church of St Helen's
The earliest surviving parts of the church date to the 13th century with later additions over the next 200 years. Renovations took place in 1839 and, by Ewan Christian, in 1892. In 1901-2, the porch and tower were rebuilt. A font bowl in the south aisle, dates to the 11th or 12th century.
Following the English Civil War, Anthony Harewood, the Royalist rector of the church of St. Helen's was replaced by a Puritan minister at the direction of the Earl of Manchester. The appointment of the new minister divided the village's inhabitants and some became early Quakers following a visit by a missionary for George Fox.
In 1855, the living of the rectory was in the gift of the Chapter of Southwell Collegiate church and worth £200. The incumbent at that time was Rev. H. M. Beecher. The village also had Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.
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