Hemingby Church, Lincolnshire

It is believed that this is the fourth church on the site. The earliest record is in 1281 when it was granted to Thomas Bratoft. Further mentions follow during the 14th Century.

By 1520 the church was referred to as being in a poor state with the rectory derelict. During the reign of Elizabeth I the church was renovated, although all the materials inside that were referred to as 'being of the Roman church' were stripped out and destroyed by the parishoners in 1562.

In 1840 the cousin of the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, George Thackeray, took the living of St. Margaret's Church and rebuilt the rectory from scratch. The church was heaviley rebuilt around 1895 and the tower finally repaired in 1937.

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