TF1929 : A church in a field

taken 6 years ago, near to Gosberton Clough, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

A church in a field
A church in a field
Centenary Church, Gosberton Clough

The church is known as the centenary church, and has a stone slab bearing the date MCMXXXV - 1935. To the rear of the building is a schoolroom, also dating from 1935.

The name suggests a replacement for an earlier building, about which nothing is known.


There appears to be an active tradition of commemorative stones in the fabric of the church, rather than a graveyard around it. Some are quite recent.

The church is part of the South Holland circuit (LinkExternal link ) and is quite separate from the larger church in nearby Gosberton. That was built as a Wesleyan chapel, this as Primitive Methodist.

The Fens

The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.

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TF1929, 33 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 May, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Flat landscapes 
Date (from Tags)
1935 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1906 2974 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.1202N 0:14.0020W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1903 2975
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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