Thurlby Cross Roads. The Bell Inn on the left as built close to the road. The Five Bells with its original front and the Horseshoe. The Royal Mail cart with driver Mr Toulson. C1905/1906

Thurlby Cross Roads.
The Bell Inn on the left as built close to the road. The Five Bells with its original front and the Horseshoe. The Royal Mail cart with driver Mr Toulson. C1905/1906

On our website you will find all sorts of interesting information about the village of Thurlby and the hamlet of Northorpe. Over time, as new houses have been built, these have joined together as one village

 There is information on its history and its people.

The website is very much a work in progress, I hope you enjoy your visit.




St Firmins Thurlbysouth side

Thurlby 2

Sadly in November 2014 our parish church of St Firmin became the victim of lead thieves. They stripped the south side and over half the North side of the chancel roof and all of the south transept roof. There was also damage to the south aisle and the south chapel roofs.

We are in the process of dealing with this very distressing act. Unfortunately it is not a quick process as there are a lot of different organisations that have to agree to the repairs.

We hope that we will be able to complete all the work before April 30th, as Natural DSCN0353England have set that date as the church doubles as a bat roost. However it is going to be a very tight schedule as we have to await planning permission from SKDC.  English Heritage have given us permission to replace the lead with terne coated steel as this material, whilst doing the same job as the lead, is of little interest to thieves. In other parishes where there has been lead theft it has been found that the thieves are likely to return within six months, we have been recommended to install a roof alarm. Our church also needs rewiring even more urgently now as water from the damaged roof has got into the electrical system.

DSCN0350As you will appreciate all of this work will need a huge amount of money which has to be raised urgently. Any help or ideas to raise money would be very much appreciated by the PCC, and please do support any events that are held to raise the money.

We are incredibly grateful to the Baston Church of England Primary School who, on hearing of our leadDSCN0351[1] theft, held a non uniform day and other events and raised £204.05 towards the repairs.

Janet and Mary

4 Responses to WELCOME TO OUR VILLAGE…….

  1. janet hopewelll says:

    Just spent the day at the church looking at the photos and WW1 stories. A big thank you to all who organised it and the Lincs family history society and church for providing records and information. Lovely tea and sandwiches at the Hall as well, brilliant.

    • stfirmin says:

      Hi Janet
      Thank you its lovely to hear from you,so pleased you enjoyed it – we had a great weekend with lots of lovely comments. All the information for the exhibition was from our research group in the village. Janet our Vicar wanted to research the WW1 Memorial and so she formed a group to do so, we have all been working since April to find out about the “men behind the names” – this is ongoing. The lovely old registers dating back to 1560 were recalled by St Firmin’s Church, from Lincolnshire Archives, just for the weekend.

  2. tracy coulson says:

    i am really sorry to hear about st firmins church, i spent many happy years ther and in the hall with my grandparents . i was wondering if you had map/chart of the grave yard that i could have a copy of as many of my family are buried there and would like to archive in detail excactly where they are buried and how they are linked. by the way you website is really interesting .i may be able to ask my dad for some local stories about the area as he was brought up in thurlby and lived on church street.
    regards tracy

    • stfirmin says:

      Hi Tracy I am pleased you enjoy the site. Any stories you can provide would be great, if your father is happy about it I can put them on the website it may remind others of life in the village.
      I will send you some churchyard information by email.

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