History of Burgh Street Names
Many of Burgh’s street names are taken from people of note in the town’s history and those names that we just take
for granted on a daily basis are worth “a second thought”.
Jane Palmer Court was named after Jane Palmer who founded a school in Burgh in 1726.
Holden Drive originates from John Holden 1503 who left 54 acres of land in his will for support of a chantry priest for 99 years thereafter to be converted to charitable purposes and is still in effect today.
Barnack Estate emanates from the Earl of Ancaster who held the manor of Burgh, Barnack Manor.
Captain Hardwick was bequeathed the property and so we have Hardwick Drive.
William Dawson and John Parker were Farmers and Graziers from the early 1900’s hence Dawson Drive and Parker Close
Walls Avenue is named after a very popular doctor, Dr. Charles Walls and lived in a house which he built named The Mount, he died there in 1907.
A farrier John Lee Storey 1842 gives his name to Storeys Lane.
One of Burgh’s newer developments, Tennyson Gate, has Tozer Close, which commemorates Bishop Tozer who went from Burgh to Africa to abolish slavery, he died in 1899
Dobson Court (and Dobson’ Mill) named after the Windmill’s miller.
Douglas Close, Kenneth Avenue, Cumberlige Close, Johnson Way and Jackson’s Lane are more recent being names of the builders who constructed residential areas in Burgh
Venables Close. Commemorates the Venables family – Arthur Venables had a Chemist Store in the 1930’s and more recently Kath and John Venables were very much involved in Burgh community, Kath Venables started the Church Handbell Group which is still active today
Beaumont Close. Named after our Twinning Town of Beaumont sur Sarthe in France.
Cervantes Court. The only logic for this name is the author of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes.
Chapman Avenue: A farmer and landowner Glebe Rise: “Glebe a church related term: also known as church furlong, rectory manor or parson's close(s)) is an area of land within an ecclesiastical parish used to support a parish priest.
Burgh Bowls Club
Burgh reached the final of the Badley Cup 2016 so on Sat 28th Aug Burgh travelled to play Alford at the neutral ground at North Sommercoates.
Burgh Bowls Club (BBC) was formed in 1935 and continues today in the present clubhouse at
the end of Jacksons Lane, Burgh Le Marsh where disabled toilets and new heating/air conditioning
has just been installed.
"I took up bowls and joined the BBC in 1997 when I retired and have found it an excellent way of
keeping mentally and physically fit and well. Our members range in age from 16 - 80+, admittedly
only one player is aged 16 but she brings our average age down a treat!
As you get older you need gentle exercise and a game of bowls certainly gives you that, with the
added bonus of fresh air, maintaining eye to hand co-ordination, judging distance and speed and
looking for the right line on the green (perhaps the hardest to master).
You can either go on to play matches in the local leagues, which might bring out your competitive
streak or just 'bowl socially' as it is known.So if you are sitting around feeling bored and want
a new interest in life, join the BBC today and make those new friends, take up that new interest, keep
fit and maintain a healthier way of life and have fun doing it.
New members and beginners are welcome and training can be given."
Terry Allaway - Chairman 01754 810507
Bennett Family Visit Burgh after 50 years
Mick Capes with Roslyn
Recently, my brother (John Bennett) took myself, my daughter and grand-daughter on a visit to Lincolnshire after,
in my case, an absence of 50 years. I always wanted to see where I spent a large part of my younger life, from age 5 to 18.
My daughter and grand-daughter live in Canada and I live in Syria; my brother and his wife now live in Wiltshire.
I spent my early life in Burgh as my parents, Bernard and Constance Bennett ran the Bell Hotel for many years.
I went to the village school and later to Caistor and then Skegness Grammar Schools. The friends I remember in Burgh were:
Rita Perrin, later I believe Rawlinson, and Maureen Parker who lived on Orby Road. The Bell has changed quite a bit
since I lived there with the sheds around the car park now converted to cottages and the two bars knocked into one.
Whilst walking around the town we called in at the Community Centre and spoke to people there.
I mentioned the name of Michael Capes, who went to Caistor School whilst I was there,
having seen his name on a plaque in Skegness Grammar School the previous day.
I was advised that Michael still lived in the family house in Burgh and would be delighted to see me. We were escorted up the hill, knocked on his door and were made
very welcome. I'm sure Mick wasn't sure who I was as I was three years junior to him at Caistor, the penny dropped when I mentioned The Bell.I also remember his brother Philip, younger than me, who did not enjoy
being away from home! We had a great chat and a photo or two, thank you Michael for an enjoyable cup of tea, and I'm sorry not to have met your wife. After visiting Michael we went on to Robin Court on Wainfleet Road ;
my parents had it built for their retirement from the Bell. After a couple of years retirement they opened the Belmont Restaurant in Hogsthorpe and I moved there from France with my husband and three children. My daughter had earlier met an old school friend from Hogsthorpe, Jackie Stowe who was later to serve as a Policewoman in Burgh, so it was happy memories all round.. I would love to hear from any of my old friends from Burgh;
Roslyn Altese, nee Bennett
Burgh le Marsh Village Hall in Jacksons Lane
Burgh le Marsh Village Hall in Jacksons Lane was opened in 1975. Amateur and professional performers appreciate the stage and lighting.
A well equipped kitchen and large car park make it an ideal venue for large presentations and functions.
mornings until noon availablefor hire
Monday N.H.S. 12.00pm - 4.30p.m.
Monday eveing every fortnight Accordian Club
mornings available for hire
Short mat bowls: 2.00 - 4.00pm.
Kickboxing 7.00 - 8.30pm Contact Richard Odling 07713855050
Jujitsu 830p.m. - 10.30p.m.
Pram & toddlers: 10.00 - 12.00 noon (2nd, 3rd & 4th in the month) Contact Alison Smith 01754 510908
Yoga 1.45p.m.- 2.45p.
Slimming World 6.45p.m.-9.15p.m. Contact Angela Stone 07539077841
mornings available for hire
Short mat bowls: 2.00 - 4.00pm.
Brownies: 6.00pm.- 7.30pm
Kick Boxing 8.00p.m. - 10.00p.m. Contact Richard Odling 07713855050
Luncheon Club: 9.00a.m.- 2.00pm.
Cubs 5.30p.m. - 7.00pm. Scouts 7.00p.m.- 9.00p.m.
available for hire
Little Gems Dancing 9.30a.m. - 13.30p.m. Contact Gemma Marshall
Burgh le Marsh Racing Car Club 4.30pm- 9.30pm Contact Paul Chapman 07715369062
Please contact the Bookings Clerk:
Booking forms and information are available from Lisa Broomfield at Burgh Community Complex.
The office is manned between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. for all enquiries tel: 01 754 811 878.
Burgh le Marsh Town Charter
To John Weston And his wife Margaret
1401 April 18 Westminster
Grant, of special grace, and with the assent of the council to John Weston and Margaret, his wife, and heirs, of a weekly market on Saturday at their town of Bourgh in le Mershe, co Lincoln, and two yearly fairs there, one on the vigil, the day, and the morrow of St Peter in the Chair, and the other on the vigil, the day, and the morrow of S S Peter and Paul.
The witnesses were the archbishops of Canterbury and York, the bishops of London, Winchester, Lincoln and Exeter (the latter was the Chancellor) Edmund Duke of York, henry de Percy earl of Northumberland (constable of England) Ralph de Neville earl of Westmorland (Marshall of England) John earl of Somerset (Chamberlain), Thomas earl of Worcester (Steward of the royal household) John Norbury (Treasurer) William de Roos of hamlake, Reginald de Greys of Ruthin, William de Wylughby (willoughby?) and master Richard Clifford (keeper of the privy seal)