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Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England

Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England



 


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Location : Latitude: 53.56351868500489, Longitude: -0.800943700186167


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Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme
Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme
From Rev W B Stonehouse History of Isle of Axholme published 1839.

The seats of R P Johnson Esqs.
Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, in the 1920s
Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, in the 1920s
From Temple Belwood its Past and Present by JG Rees, 1933.

Barnes & Breeze, Printers, Epworh Bells Print Works.

The name arises from the grant of certain lands called the Cow Pasture, at Belwode, by Roger de Mowbray, to a Preceptory of the Knight Teplars which he founded at Balsall, Warwickshire about the year 1145.

At one time the estate consisted of 3,000 acres, the farms were sold to the tenants about 1900, following which all attempts, including a boys school failed to maintain the house and its outbuildings.

I would be 12 in 1945, at this time we would cycle from Crowle to explore the ruins of Temple Belwood, I think it had been destroyed by fire. It finally disappeared totally under the motorway when it was constructed
Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme
Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme
From a Topographical Account of the Isle of Axholme Vol.1 by W Peck published 1815

Joan, grandaughter of Richard de Belwood married Henry Vavasour. He inherited the property when his wife's father died.It remained in the family for four generations until the time of the drainage, Thomas Vavasour, was appointed by the Isle Commoners to manage their cause against the Participants, he was called their 'Solicitor'. He petitioned King Charles I to stop Cornelius Vermuyden from draining Hatfield Chase and spent a large part of his estate defending his neighbours and was obliged to sell up.

He is a character in the "Manuscript in a Red Box" at the time he had to sell. His son being the hero. In the novel if the son had married the mortgagee's daughter the sale would have not been necessary. It is most likely fiction.

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Window of Temple Belwood 'Old Hall'
Window of Temple Belwood 'Old Hall'
From Rev W B Stonehouse History of Isle of Axholme published 1839.

Possession of R P Johnson, owner who rebuilt part of the Hall.
Temple Belwood Holiday Centre, Belton in Axholme, Epworth Bells article 28 Mar 2002
Temple Belwood Holiday Centre, Belton in Axholme, Epworth Bells article 28 Mar 2002
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A sale was organised in 1919 but eventually fell through and it was still in the hands of trustees in 1933. The holiday centre failed. A Mr McNamee ran it successfully as a High School for boys until he died after which his wife gave it up. During the 1st World War it was used as a hostel for Borstal boys who worked on the farms.

Birth

Matches 1 to 8 of 8

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Bassindale, Robert  Abt 1815Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1748854730
2 Hilton, Robert Ryther Popplewell  31 Jul 1850Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1750347317
3 Spring, Harriet  23 Sep 1832Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1750347470
4 Vause, Edward  Abt 1794Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877589
5 Vause, John  Abt 1794Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877586
6 Vause, Joseph  Abt 1797Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877554
7 Vause, Sarah  Abt 1787Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877587
8 Vause, Susannah  Abt 1785Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877588

Died

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Bassindale, Robert  Mar 1819Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1750128065
2 Vause, Sarah  02 Jan 1789Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1749877587

Occupation

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Occupation    Person ID 
1 Crackle, Joseph  1851Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I40888
2 Crackle, Joseph  1861Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I40888
3 Crackle, Joseph  1861Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I40888
4 Oliver, George  1841Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1748842667

Residence

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Crackle, John  1851Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I23038
2 Crackle, William  1861Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1748838810
3 Turre, Thomas  Temple Belwood, Belton in Axholme, Lincolnshire, England I1748812664