History & Heritage in Lincolnshire

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Queen Eleanor's 12 Crosses, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Queen Eleanor's 12 Crosses, Stamford

The Eleanor Crosses were 12 stone monuments erected for King Edward I's wife Queen Eleanor following her death in 1290. Each monument represents a resting place used when taking her body to London.Stamford erected a modern monument inspired by the "lost cross". It can be found in Sheepmarket, rather...

St Mary's Church, Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Church, Hogsthorpe

The church of St Marys was built in the 12th century, a typical early English style of limestone and greenstone, and is now a Grade I Listed Building.Its tower is 12th century but the font is 15th century and the pulpit dates from the early 18th century. The church was restored in the mid 19th centu...

The Priory of St Leonard, Stamford, Lincolnshire

The Priory of St Leonard, Stamford

12th century priory ruins founded by the Benedictines of Durham Abbey. The existing priory building dates from about 1090, and the impressive West Front was constructed about 1150.One school of thought suggests that it was built upon the site of the monastery founded by St. Wilfrid in 658. If true,...

Town Clock, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Town Clock, Horncastle

Installed in 1889.

St George's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St George's Church, Stamford

St George's is of very early origin, possibly being mentioned in the Domesday Book.The church was rebuilt in the 17th century.

St John's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St John's Church, Stamford

Founded sometime in the 12th century and rebuilt c1451. It now has a 15th century exterior which belies the main feature within.Rows of wooden angels with extended wings line the nave and chancel roof.

St Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Martin's Church, Stamford

St. Martin's was founded c1146 but due to deterioration was entirely rebuilt during the second half of the 15th century. Little has been altered since.The church houses the tombs of the Cecil family of Burghley House. Also, Daniel Lambert, the biggest man in England during the Georgian period is bur...

Daniel Lambert, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Daniel Lambert, Stamford

Born in Leicester March 13th, 1770 and died suddenly during a visit to Stamford for the races in 1809. His coffin was built on wheels requiring some 20 men to lower it down a ramp into his grave in St Martin's Church.In 1793 he turned the scale at 32 stone and in 1804 weighed over 49 stone. Daniel t...

Church of St Mary & St Augustine, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Church of St Mary & St Augustine, Stamford

In 1861, planes were drawn up to build a new church in Stamford.The Dolphin pub on Broad Street came on the market, and was bought for £1000, and in 1863 the work on the church began.

St Mary's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Church, Stamford

The "Mother Church" as it is sometimes called is noticeable for its large broach spire. The earliest parts of the church date from the late 12th century, but the tower is early 13th century.A broach spire is a tall pyramidal or conical structure usually on the top of a tower or a turret. It starts o...

St Mary's Vaults Inn, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Vaults Inn, Stamford

A late medieval timber-framed inn still serving real ale.

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

St Peter & St Paul's Church, Ingoldmells

Ingoldmells is a coastal village, civil parish and seaside resort in the East Lindsey district of the county.The medieval church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Grade I listed building and dates from the 13th century.The chancel was demolished in the early 18th century but it was more than a 150...

Stamford Town Hall, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford Town Hall, Stamford

Purpose-built in 1778 and is today used as a magistrates court. Presently houses an extensive collection of regalia and historic Stamford memorabilia.

All Saints Church, Irby in the Marsh, Lincolnshire

All Saints Church, Irby in the Marsh

A quaint grade II listed Anglican parish church dedicated to All Saints with seating for nearly 100 parishoners.A delightful building, medieval in origin, it is constructed in greenstone and brick, and was re-detailed in 1770 and restored during 1886.

St John the Evangelist Church, Grantham, Lincolnshire

St John the Evangelist Church, Grantham

Victorian church built in the mid nineteenth century seating approximately 1100 people. The church has been restored on several occassions the first being 1883-4.