St. Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire

The tower of St. Botolph's Church is generally referred to as "the Boston Stump", a massively tall structure which dominates the surrounding fen country for miles.

Beside that fact, St. Botolph's is in fact the largest parish church in Britain, a testament to the huge wealth of Boston in times past.

The church was begin in 1309 and not finished until 1390, although the Tower for which the church would gain it's greatest fame was not added until 1425 and not completed until 1520 by which time it was a massive 272 feet high.  The Tower can be climbed for amazing views which stretch as far as Lincoln in the north and the coast of Norfolk to the south.

Boston is a pleasant little town and the church is certainly worth a detour, it is one of the glories of Eastern England.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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