p@rsons_world of Bardney
This webpage celebrates the history and charm of the Lincolnshire village of Bardney.
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more
good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides [c.1830]
No county [Lincolnshire] has better churches and worse houses.
The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung,
and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel;
whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb:
"Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)
Link sought for this story, please: Rabies in Bardney
Stamford Mercury Lincolnshire, England. 28 Jun 1895 ... to Bardney.
Four children there were bitten, viz.,
Thomas Blades, aged 13, Harold Woodcock, 7, Jessie Maddison, 6,
and Rachel Benson, 9.
A man threw hay fork at the dog after it had bitten Blades, and it
sprang at him with much ferocity, but he just managed....
Bardney links of interest
Stop, Explore and Enjoy Bardney. A good article written in 2013.
"The Bardney Village History website." Useful, but some of it is now dated and
in need of attention. Links to a few specific pages of interest have been included below.
SLHA page of images of Bardney
Church of St Lawrence, Bardney. Rebuilt 1434. Hosts an exhibition of Bardney Abbey stonework.
Peter Hancock's Hospital . Click round for other vintage photos.
The Old School House. Photo. Historical information welcomed.
Old School House. Early 18th century red brick schoolmaster's house with 19th century additions.
The Old Museum. GV II Former schoolmasters house. Early C18, mid C19. Red brick.
Kitching's Free School. Historical information welcomed.
IX Squadron memorial. 1944 - Took part in the operation to sink the Tirpitz.
RAF 9 Squadron. "Throughout the night we fly."
Open Domesday - Bardney: 16 villagers. 5 smallholders. 6 freemen.
Aerial Photo of Bardney. Date?
Bardney Timeline. A brief outline of the chronological major events throughout the history of our village.
Bardney Heritage Centre. Interesting archaeological and historical exhibition.
Bardney Abbey page in Bardney Village History.
"It is believed that the first abbey may have been located near to Bardney Dairies,
not on its current site."
The Arabic noun "dayr" translates as monastery, convent, priory or abbey. In Ethiopia
there is a similar word for a monastery; "Debre".
It is interesting that an Arabic word might have been used to identify a medieval monastic building
though whether the origin lies with the Desert Fathers or the Crusaders, is open to debate.
Bardney Abbey: remains of a Benedictine monastery.
Bardney Abbey on "Historic England" website.
Bardney Abbey stonework reunited after a century. On "The Collection" website.
Bardney Abbey. Refers to Saint Wilfred who visited Bardney in 704 and also Bishop Robert Grosseteste.
Ecclesiastical History of England - Saint the Venerable Bede
Saint Oswald of Northumbria and Bardney
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop. Dictionary of National Biography.
Aethelflaed: The woman who crushed the Vikings - the Bardney connection.
Charters of William II and Henry I - Benedictine abbey of Bardney
"Do you come from Bardney?" Have you heard the saying?
In or Around Bardney
The Nag's Head, Bardney
The Old Angel, Bardney
The Black Horse, Bardney
Ferry Ales Brewery. Two Gold Awards and a Bronze Award 2018!
King's Hill Barrow of unknown date.
British Sugar - Bardney.
The Lincolnshire Limewoods
Antiquities from the River Witham on The Collection Museum website.
The Water Rail Way. A superb project in need of some tlc.
The Viking Way. Another good project in need of attention.
The River Witham. Video.
Bardney Lock in Flood. Video.
The Great Western Express Festival, 1972. Video.
Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology
Stuart Boyfield's gargoyle. Link down.
Famous Lincolnshire people including Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln.
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