Holbeach St Matthew

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Holbeach St Matthew
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St Matthew's Church, Holbeach St Matthews
Holbeach St Matthew is located in Lincolnshire
Holbeach St Matthew
Holbeach St Matthew
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF394270
• London100 mi (160 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSpalding
Postcode districtPE12
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°52′15″N 0°05′35″E / 52.870788°N 0.093000°E / 52.870788; 0.093000Coordinates: 52°52′15″N 0°05′35″E / 52.870788°N 0.093000°E / 52.870788; 0.093000

Holbeach St Matthew is a small fenland village in the South Holland district of southern Lincolnshire, England. It lies 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Holbeach, 1 mile (1.6 km) south from The Wash, and within Holbeach Marsh.

In 1885 Kelly’s noted that the village was in the ecclesiastical parish of Holbeach Marsh, that a school for 72 children was about to be built, that its area was of 9,240 acres (37.4 km2), and had an 1881 population of 743. The hamlet's chapel of ease, dedicated to St Matthew, was built 1868-69 by Ewan Christian in Early English style, and was capable of holding 110 persons.[1] It is constructed of brick, has a combined nave and chancel, a south porch, and an east of nave turret with bell.[2] The chapel, now redundant, has been converted to residential use.[3]


  1. ^ 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
  3. ^ "St Matthew's, Holbeach", Oldchurchhouse.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2011

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