St Andrew Churchyard

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St Andrew Churchyard

Location
Church Lane
Bonby, North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority, Lincolnshire, DN20 0PU England
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In the entry for Bonby in the Domesday Book of 1086 there is no mention of a church or religious institution. However sometime in the 1100s a small religious cell was established belonging to the Priory of St. Fromond in Normandy. Its existence was confirmed by Pope Alexander III on the 8th March 1179 during the reign of Henry II.

Early in the 1900s a boiler house was built next to the vestry for a central heating system, coke fired.

In the late 1940s electricity was installed and a few years later mains water was piped to the building.

Recently in the tower, the beams and frames for the bells have been repaired, the floor of the ringing chamber has been repaired and a more modern central heating system has been installed.

The graveyard is kept mowed neat and tidy, and contains the village War Memorial. The Lynch Gate was erected in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

Seating for 100 people is pine pews on a wooden floor with a central aisle of hexagonal quarry tiles.

Large restoration work was done in the mid-1800s as can be seen on the plans of the church held in Lambeth Palace Library Church Plans on line 2001.

GPS Coordinates: 53.6266, -0.4838

  • Added: 23 Dec 2016
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