Barnack, Main Street

Looking up Main Street in Barnack with roofing repairs being carried out on a building that is still standing today.

Barnack, Stamford Road

Heading out from Barnack on the Stamford Road – date unknown. All of the buildings are still standing today (2015) albeit the inn/pub on the far right is now a private residence.

Barnack Village, Main Street

Main Street, Barnack – date unknown. The name on the shop appears to be A Webster “HOBART” albeit with a “post cards” sign above it. Alfred Webster was listed on the 1911 census as a Barnack based “Cycle Agent” and the cyclist standing outside might back that up !

5th Suffolks at Barnack

The Suffolk 5th Battalion somewhere along the Stamford Road near Barnack c.1914. These were more specifically the Second-Fifth or 2/5 Battalion who were home service only troops ….. the First-Fifth (1/5) were deployed overseas.


Barnack Station (c.1904)

The station master poses, along with his dog, outside Barnack Station in the early 1900s.

Sadly the station closed with the Stamford & Essendine Line as early as 1929, albeit the building remains in use as a private residence today.

Barnack Station

Barnack station probably pictured in the early 1960s.

The station was on the lightly used Great Northern Railway Stamford to Wansford line which never really recovered from the impact of the 1926 general strike with the whole line closing in 1929. The station building still survives today.

Church Army at Barnack (1907)

The Church Army was founded in England in 1882 by the Revd Wilson Carlile (afterwards prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral), who banded together an orderly army of soldiers, officers, and a few working men and women, whom he and others trained to act as Church of England evangelists among the outcasts and criminals of the Westminster slums.

This image was taken in Barnack in 1907.

Barnack Station

An undated image of Barnack Station along with its Epps’s Cocoa powder sign !

The station sat on the quiet Wansford to Stamford branch line with most locals preferring to travel the short distance to Uffington & Barnack station which sat on the far more useful Leicester to Peterborough (“Nene Valley”) line. Barnack station closed with the line in 1929 but the station building survives as a private residence today.

Barnack Windmill (2009)

The tower mill at Barnack was built around 1797 and was in use up to 1914. It was restored between 1959 and 1962 and became a listed building after restoration was completed. The mill still holds the original machinery inside.

Many thanks to Richard Nicholson for the image.


1908 -v- 2009

A scene that has changed little over the last hundred years and will probably change little over the next hundred years too.

Note the clever modifications to the second building down to turn a shop into a home.

The lower image shows the view back up the street around 1919 with the village stores on the near left.