TF3244 : St Botolph's - The Nave

taken 8 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St Botolph's - The Nave
St Botolph's - The Nave
A view eastwards along the nave, the widest (including its side aisles) of any parish church in Britain. It is 242' (74m) long and 104' (32m) wide. The Nave ends at the tall Gothic arch, beyond which the Chancel continues for another five bays.
St Botolph's, Boston (The Stump)
The parish church of St Botolph's in Boston, colloquially known for centuries as "The Stump", is one of the finest churches in Britain. Commenced in 1309 in the Decorated (middle) Gothic architectural period, the main part of the church was completed in 1390. However the tower for which it is famous was not started until somewhere between 1425 and 1450, and was completed in 1520 placing it in the last phase of Gothic architecture, the Perpendicular. The tower is a particularly good example of Perpendicular Gothic, rising to 272' (83m) making it the tallest church tower in Britain (though there are several spires that achieve a greater height). The internal roof of the tower, at 137' (42m) was the tallest internal roof in any building anywhere in the world until the C19th. The nave and chancel form an impressively large space, and indeed volume when combined with their substantial height. The nave is 242' (74m) long and with its side aisles is 104' (32m) wide, making it the widest parish church in Britain while the total floor area is over 20,000 ft² - second only to Holy Trinity, Hull (for a parish church).
One of the most interesting features of St Botolph's is its magnificent choir stalls and misericords dating from the C14th and decorated with numerous interesting and whimsical carvings.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
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Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3270 4418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.7128N 0:1.5023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3267 4418
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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