Holbeach Hurn

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Holbeach Hurn
Church of St Luke, Holbeach Hurn - geograph.org.uk - 536208.jpg
St Luke's Church, Holbeach Hurn
Holbeach Hurn is located in Lincolnshire
Holbeach Hurn
Holbeach Hurn
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF394270
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSpalding
Postcode districtPE12
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°49′23″N 0°04′07″E / 52.822994°N 0.068473°E / 52.822994; 0.068473Coordinates: 52°49′23″N 0°04′07″E / 52.822994°N 0.068473°E / 52.822994; 0.068473

Holbeach Hurn is a small fenland village in the civil parish of Holbeach in the South Holland district of southern Lincolnshire, England. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-east from Holbeach and 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the A17, and lies at the south-east of Holbeach Marsh.

Holbeach Hurn before 1916

In 1885 Kelly’s noted the village as an ecclesiastical parish formed from that of Holbeach in 1870, and the presence of both a Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapel. Its area was 3,250 acres (13.2 km2) with an 1881 population of 526.[1]

The village church, dedicated to St Luke, was built between 1869 and 1871. It is constructed of red brick in Early English style and consists of chancel, nave and south porch, and an alabaster reredos with evangelistic symbols.[1] In 1964 Pevsner reported a bellcote and lancet windows, and within the church a large early 19th-century painting of the Adoration of the Shepherds, "no doubt the altarpiece of an important church".[2]


  1. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 477
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 575; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8

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