Deepings Community Library

Deepings Community Library
Arts & Events | Attractions | The Deepings
A Community Library and Information Centre based in an historic Georgian building in the heart of the Deepings. Mainly run by volunteers, it is a sociable, busy hub of activities for young and old. Local information displays and posters provide information on what to see and do in the area. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, closed on Sunday.
Wade House
86 High Street
Market Deeping
PE6 0QA
deepingscommunitylibrary@gmail.com
01778 346528

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Wade House
86 High Street
Market Deeping
PE6 0QA
deepingscommunitylibrary@gmail.com
01778 346528

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Deepings Community Library

Wade House

More to see and do in The Deepings

Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey is a vibrant parish church which welcomes visitors and which is part of a 12th century Benedictine abbey, making an unusually tall and calm interior. To this are added an early Victorian east end, a historic organ, interesting stained glass and a Millennium Tapestry, among other points of interest. From around 1651, a large group of French and Flemish migrants lived here, some of them Huguenots, and worshiped in the Abbey. We have a large text guide available in the church, and a tactile and Braille guide. Printed guides are available to buy.

Thorney Heritage Museum

Our independent volunteer-run museum shows the history of our village and parish. A former island in the Fen, it became the site of a medieval abbey before being a centre for draining the Fens and rebuilding as a Victorian ‘model village’. Come on our general opening times in the summer, or phone in advance to ask us to open by appointment. Village tours available too.

John Clare Cottage Museum

Tucked away between Stamford and Market Deeping lies the village of Helpston, the home of the renowned poet John Clare (1793-1864). John Clare lived in the village from 1793 until 1832. The John Clare Trust purchased the cottage in 2005. The cottage has been restored, using traditional building methods, to create a centre where people can learn about John Clare, his works and how rural people lived in the early 19th century. The gardens have been planted with varieties which would have been seen in Clare’s time. The centre also includes a shop selling Clare related books, cards and craftwork created by local artists. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy homemade soup, scones and cakes.

Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey is a vibrant parish church which welcomes visitors and which is part of a 12th century Benedictine abbey, making an unusually tall and calm interior. To this are added an early Victorian east end, a historic organ, interesting stained glass and a Millennium Tapestry, among other points of interest. From around 1651, a large group of French and Flemish migrants lived here, some of them Huguenots, and worshiped in the Abbey. We have a large text guide available in the church, and a tactile and Braille guide. Printed guides are available to buy.

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The Bluebell Inn

Come to The Bluebell Inn for a night or two away and discover the beautiful local countryside. Our newly completed converted buildings attached to the pub create four en-suite rooms with their own history. All are ground floor with separate access from the pub. The rooms combine pared down, country chic style with honest creature comforts. What’s more, each room has beautiful soft furnishings, a flat screen TV, Tassimo coffee machine, tea making facilities, various books and games, and so much more. We’re committed to helping you unwind and want you to go home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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Deeping St. James Priory Church

Founded as a Benedictine Priory in 1139, this fine large church has what Pevsner describes as an ‘outstanding’ seven bay nave arcade topped by an early English triforium extending to a long chancel with monastic sedilia and a double piscina. There is a magnifiecnet Norman tub font, evidence of guild chapels, several monuments and stained glass by Ward and Hughes. The church has links with Lady Margaret Beaufort, Tudor musician Robert Fairfax and Adam Buddle the 17th century botanist after whom the plant buddleia is named. Near the church is a 15th century Market Cross and a bridge dated 1651.

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