Tydd St Mary

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Tydd St Mary
Roadside houses, B1165 near Tydd St Mary. - geograph.org.uk - 361870.jpg
B1165 road near Tydd St Mary
Tydd St Mary is located in Lincolnshire
Tydd St Mary
Tydd St Mary
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,047 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF443185
• London105 mi (169 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISBECH
Postcode districtPE13
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°44′44″N 0°08′15″E / 52.745693°N 0.137496°E / 52.745693; 0.137496Coordinates: 52°44′44″N 0°08′15″E / 52.745693°N 0.137496°E / 52.745693; 0.137496

Tydd St Mary is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) east of the town of Spalding and about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Civil Parish includes the village of Tydd Gote which lies partly in Tydd St Mary[2] and partly in Tydd St Giles, Cambridgeshire.[3]

The village has a primary school, Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School.[4]

St Mary Church
George Lambert, 'View of Dunton Hall, Lincolnshire' (1739)

History[edit]

Tydd (St Mary) is recorded in the Domesday Book.[5] The village has two medieval boundary crosses, one at Manor Hill Corner, which is Grade II listed[6] and a scheduled monument,[7][8] and White Cross which stands north of Poultry Farm at Hunts Gate at the western edge of the village and is a scheduled monument.[9][10]

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Mary dating from the 12th century and restored 1869. It has a 15th-century west tower and a 15th-century font.[11] At the entrance to the churchyard is a Grade II listed Lychgate dating from 1919.[12] In the churchyard is a Grade II listed fragment of a medieval cross dating from the 14th century.[13]

Tysdale House is an early 16th-century Grade II listed Hall with later alterations. The building was originally H Shape with an open hall, which was floored in the 17th century and the plan changed in the 18th.[14][15]

The present Dunton Hall was built on the site of an earlier house, built by Sigismund Trafford who died in 1741. The present Dunton Hall dates from the early 19th century and is Grade II listed.[16][17]

William Stanger (died 1854) M.D., F.G.S., Surveyor General of Natal and member of the Niger Expedition of 1841, gave relics to the Wisbech and Fenlamd museum.[18]

Tydd Station was a railway station on the Peterborough and Sutton Bridge Branch of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, which opened in 1866 and closed in 1959.[19]

During the First World War an airfield was established here, during late 1916 or early 1917, as a Home Defence airfield for night patrols. It was used by No. 51 Squadron RAF whose headquarters were at Marham B Flight, established at Tydd St Mary in the summer of 1917.[20]

The village was struck by a weak F0/T0 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Tydd St Mary". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Tydd St Giles". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School". Tydd St Mary CE Primary School. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ A.D.Mills (1998). Dictionary of English Place-names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Manor Hill Cross (listed) (1064546)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Manor Hill Cross (Scheduled) (1010688)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Manor Hill Cross (355037)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  9. ^ Historic England. "White Cross (1014429)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  10. ^ Historic England. "White Cross (355043)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  11. ^ Historic England. "St Marys Church (1204871)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  12. ^ Historic England. "Lychgate at St Marys (1204866)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (1064544)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Tysdale House (512225)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  15. ^ Historic England. "Tysdale House (1359249)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  16. ^ Historic England. "Dunton Hall (1204887)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  17. ^ Historic England. "Dunton Hall (site) (355040)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  18. ^ F.J.Gardiner (1898). History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood.
  19. ^ Historic England. "Tydd Station (507099)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  20. ^ Historic England. "WW1 Airfield (1512252)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  21. ^ www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi

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