Holbeach St Matthew
|Holbeach St Matthew|
St Matthew's Church, Holbeach St Matthews
|OS grid reference|
|• London||100 mi (160 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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. It is constructed of brick, has a combined nave and chancel, a south porch, and an east of nave turret with bell. The chapel, now redundant, has been converted to residential use.
- Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 477
- 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
- "St Matthew's, Holbeach", Oldchurchhouse.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2011