Monuments & Memorials in Lincolnshire

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Memorial Garden, Boston, Lincolnshire

Memorial Garden, Boston

A fitting and respectful tribute for those who fell during both world wars. There are fifty-seven separate memorial plaques commemorating individual campaigns, branches of the forces or forces support organisations. The cenotaph is engraved on all four sides.

The Handley Monument, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The Handley Monument, Sleaford

The Handleys were a prominent family in Sleaford during the late 18th century and early 19th century. An offshoot of the notable Newark family, the Handleys of Sleaford came to hold position as lawyers, bankers, politicians and clerics in the town and attained great wealth and holdings in the are...

Raymond Mays, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Raymond Mays, Bourne

Thomas Raymond Mays was an racing driver from Bourne and was the driving force behind the E.R.A. and B.R.M. Racing Cars.

Roll of Honour Memorial, Heckington, Lincolnshire

Roll of Honour Memorial, Heckington

Forty-three names mark the roll of honour that stands before the village green in Heckington. It is peaceful reflection of the sacrifices made. Heckington is a large village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of the county and is situated between Sleaford and Swineshead Bridge.

Captain Matthew Flinders RN, Donington, Lincolnshire

Captain Matthew Flinders RN, Donington

Born in Donington, Matthew Flinders was a Captain in the Royal Navy, a navigator and cartographer. Flinders led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. However, with Britain at war with France, a suspicious governor kept him under arrest for more t...

The Jolly Fisherman, Skegness, Lincolnshire

The Jolly Fisherman, Skegness

John Hassall drew the original Jolly Fisherman Poster in 1908 having visited Skegness only once. The poster was commissioned by the Great Northern Railway to encourage visitors to use them for their seaside breaks. The slogan "Skegness is so bracing" formed part of the poster and is as famous as Jol...

Market Cross, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Market Cross, Grantham

A cross has stood in this location since 1300. Demolished twice, in 1779 and 1884, and restored each time through public pressure.

William Marwood, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

William Marwood, Horncastle

William Marwood was born in Horncastle, 1818, and was a hangman for the British government. He developed the technique of hanging known as the "long drop".The "long drop" technique ensured that the prisoners' neck was broken instantly at the end of the drop, resulting in the prisoner dying of asphyx...

Edward Stanhope Memorial, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Edward Stanhope Memorial, Horncastle

Edward Stanhope MP was born in London in 1840 but became a respected benefactor to Horncastle and its people. So much so that, when he died in 1893, a memorial was erected in the Market Place, leaving residents with a permanent reminder of his generosity.Today, the Stanhope Memorial, by E. H. Lingen...

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...

Town Clock, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Town Clock, Horncastle

Installed in 1889.

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...

War Memorial, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

War Memorial, Old Bolingbroke

To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of Old Bolingbroke who gave their lives in the War 1914 - 1918 & 1939 - 1945.The memorial is a stone cross and stands on a small village green.Old Bolingbroke is a village near Spilsby. The Prime Meridian passes to the west. The village of New Bo...

Grimsby Dock Tower, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Grimsby Dock Tower, Grimsby

Completed in 1852 at a staggering 309ft, the purpose of the Grimsby Dock Tower was to provide hydraulic power to the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks. It contained a 30,000 gallon hydraulic wrought iron reservoir at a height of 200 feet to supply the pressure required.The bricks from which the...

War Memorial, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire

War Memorial, Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck War Memorial is set in a peaceful lawned area opposite St Mary's Church.