Category Archives: Lincolnshire

northernvicarwalks (and has train rides) – February 2020

This is the month that a Barham makes it into Railway Magazine. It’s not me, it’s Hannah – in a feature on the problems of disability access to trains. This was her first ride on an LNER Azuma (and I … Continue reading

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Sempringham, Lincolnshire – St Andrew, Sempringham Abbey

A cross Fen drive to the next Heritage Open Day. St Andrew’s church, Sempringham, Sempringham Abbey. The parish has a website, and the benefice has one too – here. You can even fly over the church – here. It is … Continue reading

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Silk Willoughby, Lincolnshire – St Denis

15 September 2018. Off to Norfolk for a week’s holiday. We had a couple of Heritage Open Days to enjoy en route. First stop was St Denis church, Silk Willoughby. The deanery has a website, but it doesn’t mention this … Continue reading

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Heckington, Lincolnshire – Mill

Having been to the stunning church, we went to Heckington windmill – a unique eight-sail windmill beside the station, signal box and level crossing (though I still think the new H&S-complaint signal is hideous). The ‘box is 1876 Great Northern … Continue reading

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Heckington, Lincolnshire – St Andrew (again)

Last time we visited Heckington church was 4 years ago – read my blog. When we called in then there was a good bookstall, so my wife was happy. This time (Saturday 7 July 2018) Julie stayed in the car … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire – St Benedict

St Benedict’s church is the Mothers’ Union church in the centre of Lincoln – SK974711. It is run by the Lincoln Mothers’ Union, and they have a website, but it doesn’t tell me when the church is open. On Wednesday … Continue reading

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Stow, Lincolnshire – St Mary the Virgin

We are driving through Lincolnshire, and I saw the sign to Stow. I decided to divert via the stunning Saxon church – the church of St Mary. Last time I came here was on preaching experience while at Theological College … Continue reading

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Colsterworth, Lincolnshire – St John the Baptist

Driving up and down the A1 it is good to know good stopping places. I recommend the Windmill at Tuxford – we’ve been stopping here for excellent home baking since Hannah went to Durham in 2005. Do check their opening … Continue reading

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Long Sutton, Lincolnshire – St Mary

We continued on across the Fens and stopped in Long Sutton. A cafe for the locals did me ham, egg and chips, and the market place is beautifully decorated with hanging baskets. St Mary’s church is at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Heckington, Lincolnshire – St Andrew

En route from Lincoln to Suffolk we could go via the A1/A14, or the A17 and across the Fens. We stopped in Heckington and found Sylv’s cafe – very nice, and a chatty couple who are involved in the church. John tells … Continue reading

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