Grantham Church, Lincolnshire

St Wulfram’s is a church of unusually uniform construction for such a large medieval building. This, perhaps, is a good indication of the wealth of Grantham in this period – mostly on the back of the wool trade.

Almost all of the exterior work dates to the 1300s including the towering 282 foot spire which is one of the tallest in England (on a parish church rather than a cathedral) and can be seen from miles around. It has been described as the “finest steeple in England”.

Inside there are some superb carvings (including a bizarre hippopotamus head), a Chained Library and a large crypt. A new visitors centre has opened in the North Porch making the church feel more like a Cathedral in many ways.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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