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Good Morning Everyone,

Today, I am loading two photographs of Fleetgate. Fleetgate was one of the early established areas of Barton-upon-Humber and the etymology of the word suggests its links with the River Humber and ships, leading to an entry point into the town.

My first photograph shows the row of cottages, with an award attached to wall and my workshop shows 51 Fleetgate, a Grade II* Listed building with parts dating back to the 14th century. It is considered to be the oldest surviving residential building in North Lincolnshire.

The building was erected in 1325 and in 1425 a large timber framed hall was added at the back.

There have been many changes over the years and in 1900, the frontage was divided into three shops. (See Workshop)

There were concerns over the safety of the historic posters on the shop ceiling, so in 2015 conservation work began. 51 Fleetgate is now empty and has had a thorough spring clean. North Lincolnshire Council are working towards a further restoration phase, after which it is intended that the old house will reopen to the public.

I wished I could have explored the building but ... when it is reopened, I'm sure it will be interesting.

My warm regards, Bev :-)

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