TF0919 : The Red Hall at Bourne, Lincolnshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Red Hall at Bourne, Lincolnshire
The Red Hall at Bourne, Lincolnshire
The Grade II listed Red Hall is the most famous secular building in Bourne and has survived several attempts to have it pulled down. It was built in 1605 by Gilbert Fisher, a London grocer, who used locally-made red bricks for the construction and which give the property its distinctive name. The cost was too much for Fisher who died in debt although his descendants managed to live there for almost a century. They were followed by the Digby family and when the last of the family died in 1836, the hall became a private school until 1860 by which time the railways were arriving in Bourne and the building was sold for use as a booking office and home for the stationmaster. For the next 100 years, the structure was subjected to the daily vibrations of steam locomotives and freight wagons rumbling past yet survived without serious damage. When the railway station closed in 1959, it was bought by Bourne United Charities and restored to its original glory and its colourful exterior remains a tourist attraction, frequently photographed by visitors.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0964 1999 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9834N 0:22.5876W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0964 1999
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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