All Saints' Church, Brocklesby
Brocklesby shown within Lincolnshire
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Brocklesby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Habrough, 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Immingham, close to the border of both North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and near Humberside International Airport.
The parish includes the settlement of Limber Parva (or Little Limber) which lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-west, and is the site of a deserted medieval village, defined by earthworks and crop marks of crofts, hollow ways and rectilinear enclosures.
The Grade I listed Brocklesby Hall is a large country house standing in the 27,000 acre (113 square kilometre) Brocklesby Park Estate. It probably dates from the 16th century, but was altered before 1708 and remodelled circa 1730. It was severely fire damaged in 1898, restored by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield, and then reduced in size in the 20th century by the architect Claud Phillimore. It is built of brick in 3 storeys to a U-shaped floor plan with a 9-bay frontage. The 1898 fire and Phillimore's renovations destroyed most of the original interior features.
The Pelham family originally moved to Lincolnshire in 1565 and the property has descended in the family to Charles Pelham, the 8th and current Earl of Yarborough.
The estate is primarily agricultural with a substantial acreage of woodland. The 1000 acre Park and woodlands were laid out in the 1770s by Capability Brown for the Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough and contains a significant number of (43) listed architectural features.
The Grade I listed Anglican parish church, dedicated to All Saints, stands in the park. The church holds memorials to the Pelham family, particularly Charles Pelham, Lord Worsley, who was killed during the First World War.
The Holgate Monument, created in 1785 by James Wyatt, is a Grade I listed memorial to Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough's friend George Holgate in the form of a triangular pedestal supported on three tortoises and topped by an urn.
The Hunt kennels and house are Grade I listed, as is the Newsham Bridge and the Hermitage.
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