Towards Tumby Woodside
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Tumby is a village and township in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north from Coningsby and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south from Horncastle, and in the civil parish of Kirkby on Bain.
Tumby Woodside is a hamlet about 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of the village of Tumby. The woods are of oak and larch. In the 15th century it belonged to Ralph, Lord Cromwell, and was also known as Tumby Chase.
A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was founded in Tumby Woodside in 1818 and was rebuilt in 1897. It closed in 2004. There was formerly an Anglican church dedicated to St Lawrence, located in the neighbouring hamlet of Moorhouses, built by James Fowler in 1875. This is also closed.
Tumby Moorside is a hamlet about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Tumby, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Tumby Woodside. In the 15th century it belonged to Lord Willoughby, who died leaving his estate to his wife, Maud, who then married Sir Thomas Neville, and later Sir Gervaise Clifton. In 1466 Gervaise and Maud Clifton granted Sir Anthony Wydville (or Wydevile), Lord Scales, the manor of Tumby, with the exception of Tumby Woodside which belonged to Ralph, Lord Cromwell.
Fulsby is a hamlet located on the River Bain north of Tumby. It was listed in Domesday Book of 1086 as having 4 households, 8 acres (32,000 m2) of meadow and 120 acres (0.5 km2) of woodland. Most of Fulsby Wood is classified as semi-natural woodland, with the rest as plantation.
In the seventeenth century Fulsby was the home of the Cressey family.
Tumby Wood is a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The rents on a small farm at Fulsby were used by the trustees of the will of Sir John Nelthorpe to maintain Brigg Grammar School, and two poor boys from Legsby or Fulsby were educated, clothed, and looked-after by the school.
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