Chapel St Leonards
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|Chapel St Leonards|
The Pullover, Chapel St Leonards
Chapel St Leonards shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||115 mi (185 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Boston and Skegness|
A Chapel St. Leonards landmark is Chapel Point, 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the centre of the village. It is a restored part of a major Second World War coastal defence line; the restoration included the gun structure and the viewing platform. In recent years Chapel Point has become a location for birdwatchers, being visited by migrating birds such as the Mediterranean gull.
Chapel and church
The village Anglican church, also dedicated to St Leonard, was rebuilt in 1572 after a flood, and again rebuilt in 1794 on a smaller scale. There was further rebuilding in 1866 and in 1901 when the church was lengthened and the red-tiled tower, unique in Lincolnshire, was added. In 1924 the chapel was again enlarged and lengthened, and a new east window and reredos added. The present church holds parish registers dating from 1665, although bishop's transcripts go back as far as 1568.