TF4878 : St. Peter's Church, Markby

taken 5 years ago, near to Markby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St. Peter's Church, Markby
St. Peter's Church, Markby
It has the only thatched church in Lincolnshire, which is dedicated to St. Peter and stands on the site of an old Augustinian Priory, and in fact is partly built of stone rescued from the priory ruins.
After the founding of the priory in 1160, the local people were encouraged by the Canons to use the Priory Church. On the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII they obtained permission, first to use a corner of the old priory and then in 1611 to build the present church. In the first instance the roof was tiled, but in 1672 Richard White, churchwarden, substituted a thatch, taking the tiles as payment.
By the late 19th Century St. Peter's was in a sorry state and incapable of being used regularly so a new corrugated iron church, "Christ Church", was erected close by - the old church being retained for funerals and the occasional wedding. However by 1962 this “tin church” was rusting and irreparable so it was decided to renovate old St. Peter’s.
The thatched roof was replaced in 2008.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Place (from Tags)
Markby 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4871 7881 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.1242N 0:13.7564E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4870 7880
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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