Eastville parish church
Eastville shown within Lincolnshire
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Eastville was an extra-parochial allotment of the East Fen, which was drained between 1802 and 1813, and constituted as a township by act of parliament passed in 1812. It was organized as a civil parish in 1866.
The Anglican parish church in Eastville was dedicated to Saint Paul and built at the same time as the parsonage, house and school. It was authorized under the Fens Churches Act of 1816. The Victorian Gothic church was consecrated in 1840 by John C. Carter, and was probably built shortly beforehand. It is a Grade II listed building. The church has been closed since 2007 because of structural problems and ground shrinkage making it unstable; officials have applied to demolish it because there are no funds for restoration. In October 2013, the judge of the Consistory Court urged the diocese to study alternatives for saving the church, as he did not agree that it should be demolished.
The first Eastville school was condemned by an HM Inspector of Schools. A new school was built on the same site by the Eastville School Board (formed in 1895), and opened in 1897 as the Eastville Board School. By 1981, when it finally closed, it was known as the Eastville County Primary School. Tha last Head Teacher was Mrs M B Hands who retired when the school closed. The last school secretary was Mrs Dawber.
Eastville, Railway Station
East Ville station, between Firsby and Boston, opened in 1848.
Originally named East Ville & New Leake, it changed its name to East Ville in 1952. This is one of those occasional stations that the railway companies insisted on a slightly different name from that of the village it served. The two words can be seen on the signal box in this 1971 view. The village was always Eastville locally.
On 11 September 1961 it was one of 25 rural stations in the County that lost its passenger trains, but goods trains continued to call until 1964.
Trains between Boston and Skegness still pass the site but the signal box and traditional crossing gates have gone.
Peter Grey Archive, 1971
Eastville, railway station, New Leake
There is a composting plant here, producing bagged garden compost.
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