Sibsey

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Sibsey
Lincolnshire
Sibsey Trader Mill, Sibsey - geograph.org.uk - 626171.jpg
Sibsey Trader Mill
Location
Grid reference: TF352507
Location: 53°2’14"N, 0°-0’59"E
Data
Population: 1,996  (2001)
Post town: Boston
Postcode: PE22
Dialling code: 01205
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Parliamentary
constituency:
Boston and Skegness

Sibsey is a village in Lincolnshire, which is to be found sitting at the junction of the A16 and B1184 roads, four miles north of Boston. Sibsey Northlands is to the north of the village.

The Greenwich Meridian passes just to the west of Sibsey, crossing the Stone Bridge Drain canal.

At the 2001, Sibsey had a population of 1,996. Set in the fens of Lincolnshire and surrounded by farmland, Sibsey is a focus of the farms of the fens hereabouts.

The Sibsey Trader Mill

Sibsey's most prominent feature is the Sibsey Trader Mill, which today is Grade I listed[1] and a scheduled monument.[2]

This six-storey windmill, which was built to replace an earlier post mill, has six sails and was completed in 1877 by Sanderson and Son of Louth. In 1954 it ceased working under wind-power, and fell into disuse. It was restored to working order with engine-driven mill stones in 1981, and is under the guardianship of English Heritage. It is still in operation.[3]

St Margaret's Church

The mediæval church, made up of work from the 12th to 16th centuries, is a Grade I listed building,[4] and is dedicated to Saint Margaret. The church has a square, Early English Period tower at the western end. It was completely restored in 1840, and the chancel rebuilt and nave and aisles partly rebuilt in 1855.[5] The remains of the churchyard cross, located near the porch, is Grade II listed, and a scheduled monument.[6][7]

Today the church is part of a group of parishes, Sibsey with Frithville, with a varied pattern of worship and community activity across three parish churches.

The churchyard has an avenue of lime trees and parts are set aside as wildlife sanctuary.

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References

  1. National Heritage List England no. 1063535: Sibsey Trader Mill (Historic England)
  2. National Heritage List England no. 1013828: Sibsey Trader Mill (Historic England)
  3. National Monuments Record: No. 354040 – Sibsey Trader Mill
  4. St Margaret's, Sibsey - British Listed Buildings
  5. National Monuments Record: No. 354037 – St Margarets Church, Sibsey
  6. "Ancient Monuments". Ancient Monuments. http://www.ancientmonuments.info/en22672-churchyard-cross-st-margaret-s-churchyard. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  7. Churchyard Cross - British Listed Buildings