SK9771 : The Church of St Swithin, Lincoln

taken 9 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Church of St Swithin, Lincoln
The Church of St Swithin, Lincoln
Stone to the right of the east window, which says - This stone was laid by Nathaniel Clayton Esq., of East Cliff House, Lincoln, on Saturday March 29 1879.
St Swithin, near Sheep market, was nearly destroyed by fire in 1644. It was rebuilt in stone in 1801. It saw a period of neglect and it was taken down in 1884. The replacement was built on the Sheep square and the foundation stone for the present church was laid on Easter Day 1869 by Bishop Wordsworth. It was designed by James Fowler the Louth Architect and financed by Alfred Shuttleworth the Lincoln Industrialist and was finished in 1887. This building seats about 1,000 and the register, due to the fire, only dates back to 1685. An item of particular interest is a pagan Roman altar which was discovered during excavations for the tower, and this is kept on display.
The two surnames, Clayton and Shuttleworth are synonymous with the Stamp End engineering works and it may well be that these are the same men.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 977 712 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.7419N 0:32.2104W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 977 712
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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