Mareham le Fen
|Mareham Le Fen|
Church of St Helen, Mareham le Fen
|OS grid reference|
|• London||110 mi (180 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Mareham le Fen (otherwise Mareham-le-Fen) is a village and civil parish about 6 miles (10 km) south from the town of Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. The hamlet of Mareham Gate lies about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south from the village, and it is believed that the deserted medieval village (DMV) of Birkwood is situated nearby.
Mareham le Fen is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Marun", with 33 households, 60 acres (0.24 km2) of meadow, 300 acres (1.2 km2) of woodland, and a church. The Lord of the Manor was William I.
The parish church is dedicated to St Helen, and is a Grade II* listed building of greenstone and dating from the 13th century. It was partially rebuilt in 1879, and in 1974 the vestry was extended using stone from the demolished church of St Margaret at Woodhall. In the north aisle is a tomb to James Roberts who died 1826, and sailed in the Endeavour with Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks. In the churchyard is a medieval stone cross, which is both Grade II listed and a scheduled monument. Dating from the 14th century, it was restored in 1904.
Mareham le Fen Victory Silver Band, established in 1919, plays in the local area at events and services.
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- "Churchyard Cross in Church of St Helen, Mareham Le Fen". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- Historic England. "Churchyard Cross, St Helen's Churchyard (1010679)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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- Historic England. "Windmill Mareham le Fen (498302)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 9 July 2013.
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