Pelhams Land

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Pelhams Lands
Pelhams Land Farm, North Forty Foot Bank (geograph 3093680).jpg
Pelhams Land Farm
Pelhams Lands is located in Lincolnshire
Pelhams Lands
Pelhams Lands
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF218524
• London105 mi (169 km) S
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Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
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Lincolnshire
53°03′20″N 0°11′01″W / 53.055454°N 0.183546°W / 53.055454; -0.183546Coordinates: 53°03′20″N 0°11′01″W / 53.055454°N 0.183546°W / 53.055454; -0.183546

Pelhams Lands or Pelhams Land today forms part of the parish of Holland Fen with Brothertoft [1] and is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west from the town of Boston, Lincolnshire.[2]

The name 'Pelhams Lands' originates from the Pelham family who held land here from 1602. Sir William Pelham owned a woad mill in this area.[3] The lands were laid out after the drainage of Holland Fen by Act of Parliament in 1776.[4] Pelhams Lands was formerly an extra-parochial area, but was formed into a parish in 1883.[3] Its population in 1831 was 41, and its 19th-century peak was in 1851 with 55.[3][5]

Pelhams Lands Farm is a late 18th-century red-brick farmhouse and is a Grade II listed building.[4] There are two further Grade II listed 18th-century buildings on the Farm, a stable with granary[6] and an earth closet.[7]

There was a tower windmill at Pelhams Lands, built in 1838 to replace an earlier post mill which had blown down. The mill lost its cap in 1926, after which it was engine driven. Now mostly demolished, only a single derelict story remains.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston UK Website". Boston Council. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  2. ^ Boston: Tattershall, Billinghay & Heckington (Map) (A1 ed.). 1:25 000. OS Explorer. Ordnance survey of Great Britain. 13 November 2006. § 261. ISBN 9780319238172.
  3. ^ a b c "Lincs to the Past". Lincolnshire Archives:ref name MLI86172. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  5. ^ History of Pelhams Lands
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  7. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Lincolnshire Government Website". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 5 May 2011.

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