Poor Lands and Poor Meadows Charity no.216242

As you will see &  understand this charity does most of it's work in confidence for vulnerable people and for families from and living in Middle Rasen. At times this site will be able to give examplesof the work and other contributions made to the Middle Rasen community at large.

History of the Charities

Poor Lands

There is a parcel of land in Middle Rasen, called Strife Meadow, which was awarded by the Commissioners of the inclosure in the following words.

" We do hereby allot and award unto Marmaduke Dixon, Thomas Brown, John Turner, & John Bennet, all that said piece or parcel of ground containing 18 acres 3 roods 16 poles state measure, to hold the same upon the best terms that can be had, and pay the yearly rents and profits therefrom arising to the overseers of the poor of Middle Rasen for the time being, to be by them applied in aid of the assessment for the relief of the poor of the said parish, and for no other purpose whatever."

The land in lieu of which this allotment was awarded, was very probably derived from the bequest of Thomas Bromley and John Davenport, but no positive proof can be adduced.

It is now let by the overseers, the heir of the survivor of the original trustees named in the award not in any way interfering, and is now held by Mr.William Rawson at the yearly rent of £18- 10s ( £18.50 ) which is carried to the overseers' general account."



Poor Meadows.

" There are three acres of meadow in Lissingley Open Field, the cut of hay from which belongs to the poor of Middle Rasen, This right is let every year, and proced last year the sum of £1- 17s. ( £1. 85 ) which was given to the poor in money at Christmas"



Poor Lands and Poor Meadows

The charity no.216242 was registered in 1963.

In 1952 about an acre was sold to become the Dairy on Walesby Road. The money from this was invested in Consolidated Stocks. at 4%. still giving the charity a very small income.

This was given to the senior citizens towards their Christmas party.

Recently, the charity has been totally updated with the discovery that the land the Enviroment Agency wished to use for the Market Rasen flood alleviation scheme belonged to the charity. The money raised from this is invested & cannot be used but the interest on the money can be used to provide help for the needy in the parish & still the senior citizens Christmas party.


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 !    Recent gifts, bequests and works

This charity funded a Senior Citizens 2005 Christmas Party at an older person's warden managed accommodation in Middle Rasen.

Middle Rasen Village Hall has had it's car park extended & refurbished with the help of both manpower & funding from the charity.



The aim of this charity is to support

individuals who need relief

to enjoy the things in life other

families take for granted.


This charity helps families & people

in receipt of benefit, working tax credit,

family tax credit, pensioners tax credit,

( proof would be required ).

& resident in Middle Rasen parish.

Financial support from two local charities

Below can be found the support given to local groups / people in the Parish of Middle Rasen in the year 2006 - 7

John Wilkinson Charity - Charity no. 527746

Organisation Financial Support given

Middle Rasen Pre - School £1,058.43

Middle Rasen Primary School £1,232.31

Middle Rasen Poor Lands & Poor Meadows Charity

Charity No. 216242

Organisation Financial Support given

Middle Rasen Pre - School £783.28

Middle Rasen Primary School £415.00 (trip to Caythorpe)

Braemar Close residents £142.35 (Christmas party)

2nd Middle Rasen Brownies £300.00

Middle Rasen Methodist Church £1,000.00 (Disabled Access)

Middle Rasen Village Hall £3,075.00 (Car Park extension)

If you or any family you know may need some help,

Please contact in writing, confidentially,

The Clerk, Smiths Top, Mill Lane,

Middle Rasen, LN8 3LE.

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