Elkington, Lincolnshire

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Elkington, Lincolnshire
Population 243 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TF296883
   – London 130 mi (210 km)  S
Civil parish Elkington
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Elkington is a civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It comprises the village of South Elkington, and the hamlets of North Elkington, Boswell, and Thorpe, and is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) north-west from the market town of Louth.

South Elkington[edit]

53°22′35″N 0°03′06″W / 53.3764890°N 0.0517934°W / 53.3764890; -0.0517934

South Elkington
All Saints' church
South Elkington village

The parish church is a Grade II* listed building dedicated to All Saints, built using chalk, ironstone, and limestone, and dating from the 13th century, with a 15th-century font. The nave was rebuilt in 1843, and the chancel in 1873.[2]

The base and part of the shaft of a scheduled stone cross are in the churchyard. The cross is medieval in date and is constructed of limestone.[3][4]

Born in South Elkington was racing driver of the 1930s and 1940s, Charles Brackenbury. He operated a garage close to Brooklands Racetrack.[citation needed]

North Elkington[edit]

North Elkington
North Elkington village
Earthworks of medieval village

53°23′39″N 0°04′05″W / 53.394052°N 0.067918°W / 53.394052; -0.067918

The Grade II listed former parish church (now closed) was dedicated to Saint Helen and built 1851-52 and by S. S. Teulon in Early English style. Built into both the side walls of the porch are 13th-century coffin lid fragments.[5] It has been sold and is now in private ownership.[citation needed]

Boswell[edit]

53°23′43″N 0°04′46″W / 53.395409°N 0.079578°W / 53.395409; -0.079578

Boswell has a scheduled Bronze Age Bowl Barrow, north of "Cocked Hat Plantation".[6]

Thorpe[edit]

53°22′41″N 0°02′41″W / 53.377978°N 0.044787°W / 53.377978; -0.044787

Thorpe Hall, in Thorpe hamlet, is a Grade II* listed Country House.[7] The Hall was built in 1584 for Sir John Bolle who lived there until his death in 1606 and is buried in Haugh Church. A 17th-century pigeoncote at Thorpe Hall is also Grade II listed,[8] as is an 18th-century wrought iron gateway.[9]

From 1895 to 1906 Thorpe Hall was owned by Captain Julius Tennyson, nephew of the Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Captain Langston Brackenbury, MP for Louth, bought the Hall in 1906 and lived there until 1920. In the Second World War, Thorpe Hall housed evacuees and was later requisitioned as an Army Officers' Mess. After the war it was a Diocesan healing centre. Later it was home to Lady Evelyn Patrick, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Lovelace.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "All Saints, South Elkington (1359950)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Cross in All Saints churchyard (353011)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Cross in All Saints Churchyard (1018293)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Helens church, North Elkington (1307131)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Boswell Bowl Barrow (Scheduled) (1017877)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Thorpe Hall (1168252)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Pigeoncote (1168271)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Gateway at Thorpe Hall (1063148)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Historic mansion steeped in legends". Louth Leader. 2 April 2003. 

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