Wainfleet St Mary

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Wainfleet St Mary
St Mary, Wainfleet St Mary - geograph.org.uk - 105792.jpg
Wainfleet St Mary Church
Wainfleet St Mary is located in Lincolnshire
Wainfleet St Mary
Wainfleet St Mary
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,025 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF469591
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSkegness
Postcode districtPE24
Dialling code01754
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°06′33″N 0°11′36″E / 53.109278°N 0.193211°E / 53.109278; 0.193211Coordinates: 53°06′33″N 0°11′36″E / 53.109278°N 0.193211°E / 53.109278; 0.193211

Wainfleet St Mary is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated directly south of Wainfleet All Saints on the A52 road, 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Skegness and 14 miles (23 km) north-east from Boston. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 1,106,[1] reducing to 1,025 at the 2011 census.[2] It includes the hamlet of Wainfleet Bank.[3]

History[edit]

The first mention of Wainfleet St Mary as a separate and distinct place from Wainfleet All Saints, is in 1378 when it belonged to the Priory of Stixwould.[4]

The limestone Grade II listed church is dedicated to Saint Mary and dates from the 12th century, being restored in 1875 and 1892.[5] The western tower dates from the 12th century although it was raised in the 15th century. Inside is a 15th-century font and a black and white marble monument, with broken pediment, to Edward Barkham who died in 1724. Ten yards (9 m) south of the nave is the remains of a 14th-century stone cross, which is both a scheduled monument and Grade II listed.[6]

There is a Grade II listed windmill at Mill Garage built of red brick in the early 19th century. It ceased working in 1947 and has been converted into a house.[7][8]

Within the garden of Pinfold Lodge, lying at the junction of Vicarage Road and Low Road, is a brick-built octagonal pinfold roofed with slate. It is Grade II listed and thought to date back to approximately 1800.[9][10]

Wainfleet St Mary C of E Primary School originated in the Bethlehem Hospital School, built in 1831. It was known as Wainfleet St Mary Church School by 1903, and as Wainfleet St Mary C of E School by 1913 and until 1981. The school was closed in 1987.[11]

Population[edit]

Population of Wainfleet St Mary Civil Parish
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1961 2001
Population[12] 421 475 544 660 731 717 705 718 669 789 908 958 1,038 1,106

Geography[edit]

Wainfleet St.Mary Community Hall - Also known as St Michael's Chapel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Wainfleet St Mary". Genuki. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  4. ^ Edmund Oldfield. A topgraphical and historical account of wainfleet and the wapentake of candleshoe in the county of Lincoln. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. p. 73/4. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  5. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Windmill (1224509)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Windmill (498480)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Horse engine (1224505)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Pinfold (1432443)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Wainfleet St Mary CE Primary School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 25 August 2011.

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