Holbeach St Marks

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Holbeach St Marks
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Holbeach St Marks
Holbeach St Marks is located in Lincolnshire
Holbeach St Marks
Holbeach St Marks
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF377312
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSpalding
Postcode districtPE12
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′41″N 0°02′41″E / 52.861254°N 0.044592°E / 52.861254; 0.044592Coordinates: 52°51′41″N 0°02′41″E / 52.861254°N 0.044592°E / 52.861254; 0.044592

Holbeach St Marks is a fenland village in the South Holland district of southern Lincolnshire, England. It is 4 miles (6 km) north from Holbeach, 3 miles (5 km) from The Wash, and at the centre of Holbeach Marsh.

The village church is dedicated to St Mark, and was built to the designs of Ewan Christian in 1868-69. In 1964 Pevsner mentioned that it was almost a copy of Christian’s Christ Church church at Gedney Dawsmere 4 miles to the east. It is constructed of red brick with stone bands, a brick-faced interior, lancet windows, and a combined nave and apse. The slate roof holds a bellcote.[1]

T. H. White was once a resident at the village’s New Inn public house.[2]

The village school is the Holbeach St Mark's Church of England Primary School for mixed gender 4 to 11 year olds, providing for pupils in the village and surrounding area.[3]

Holbeach St Marks was home to the Tinsley Food plant, a major county employer supplying Safeway and Marks and Spencer. In 2001 it closed its factory with the loss of 850 jobs.[4]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Townsend Warner, Sylvia (1967) T H White: A biography, Cape with Chatto & Windus.
  3. ^ “The Holbeach St Mark’s Church of England Primary School: Inspection report” Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Ofsted (2008). Retrieved 27 October 2011
  4. ^ “Workers stunned by factory closure”, BBC News, 19 September 2001. Retrieved 27 October 2001

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