Wildmore

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Wildmore
Solitary Tree - geograph.org.uk - 372934.jpg
Wildmore Fen
Wildmore is located in Lincolnshire
Wildmore
Wildmore
Location within Lincolnshire
Population547 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF247550
• London110 mi (180 km) S
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CountryEngland
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Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
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53°04′06″N 0°08′11″W / 53.068400°N 0.136437°W / 53.068400; -0.136437Coordinates: 53°04′06″N 0°08′11″W / 53.068400°N 0.136437°W / 53.068400; -0.136437

Wildmore is a civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-west from the town of Boston and 11 miles (18 km) south from Horncastle.

There is no village called Wildmore; the village of New York lies within the parish boundaries as does the hamlet of Haven Bank.[2]

History[edit]

The name Wildmore comes from the surrounding Wildmore Fen. It appears from a manuscript now in the British Museum, that it belonged after the Norman Conquest to the baronies of Bolingbroke, Horncastle and Scrivelsby.[3]

William Romara, who held Bolingbroke, gave his portion to Kirkstead Abbey during the reign of King Stephen.[3]

Henry I afforested the whole of the fenland area and these continued to be the Kings hunting grounds until 1230 in the reign of Henry III.[3]

Henry II gave Horncastle to Gerbald Skalls, Scrivelsby to Robert Marmion and Kirkstead Abbey the Hermitage of Wildmore.[3] Skalls and Marmion gave the monks of Kirkstead right of common pasture in Wildmore.[3]

By 1222 the Abbot of Kirkstead, styled Lord of Wildmore, possessed the whole of Wildmore with the exception of Moorhouses which belonged to Revesby Abbey.[3]

Wildmore Fen was not drained until 1802, being part of the drainage plans of the East, West, and Wildmore Fens.[4]

Wildmore was formed as a parish in 1880[5] from the fen allotments of West Ashby, Horncastle, Mareham on the Hill, Moorby, Roughton, Thimbleby, High Toynton, Low Toynton, and Wood Enderby; and detached parts of Bolingbroke, Coningsby, Haltham, Tattershall, Tattershall Thorpe, Thornton le Fen, Toynton All Saints, and Wilksby.[5]

Church[edit]

St Peter's church, Wildmore

In 1816 the church, known as Frog Hall, was built of red brick, sandstone and limestone.[6] It was dedicated to Saint Peter and is a Grade II listed building.[6]

Today Saint Peters Church is one of the Brothertoft Group in the Diocese of Lincoln, also known as "Five in the Fen",[7] which also includes St Gilbert of Sempringham (Brothertoft), All Saints (Holland Fen), Christ Church (Kirton Holme) and St Margaret of Scotland (Langrick).

Windmill[edit]

Haven Bank Windmill was built in the early 19th century of red brick and is a Grade II listed building.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Wildmore". Genuki. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f History & Antiquities of Boston. 1856. pp. 620–1. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  4. ^ Pishey Thompson. History & Antiquities Of Boston. p. 639. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Wildmore Civil Parish" (PDF). Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  6. ^ a b "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  7. ^ "A Church Near You". Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  8. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Wildmore at Wikimedia Commons