Tag Archives: Lincolnshire

Belton house

Belton House is a country estate of Brownlow and Cust familes  and is located near Grantham. The house was built between 1685 to 1688 by Sir John Brownlow and has remained in the family until the National Trust took ownership in 1984.

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Surprisingly I didn’t recognise the house, despite being an avid fan of the BBC’s adaptation of Helen Creswell’s spooky Moondial from 1988.

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The West Entrance to Belton House.

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Statues in the West entrance court yard.

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We took the “Below Stairs Tours” which provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the servant at Belton House during the 1900s and is must for any Downtown Abbey fans.

Views from the Boston Stump

Often known as the Boston Stump, St Botolph’s Church tower stretches 272 feet above the city of Boston in Lincolnshire.

Views from the Boston Stump 1

The climb, which includes c200 stone steps, is not for the faint hearted or clumsy-footed. The construction of the tower started somewhere between 1425-1439 and wasn’t completed until c1510-1520, nearly hundred years later.

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Once you have staggered to the top of the tower, the views of the city below are to die for.

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With my camera set to one it pre-programmed settings – toy camera shooting mode – it enabled me to capture a set of pictures as if taken with “toy” or pinhole camera.

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