TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Centenary Methodist Church

taken 10 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

View from St Botolph's - Centenary Methodist Church
View from St Botolph's - Centenary Methodist Church
Looking northeastwards from the viewing gallery of St Botolph's (The Stump) the most noticeable building is this rather grand church, quite unusually so for a Methodist church. It is the Centenary Methodist Church, its website can be found here LinkExternal link
The high rise building in the distance is the Pilgrim Hospital, and the chimney to its left is in its grounds at TF3363945745
St Botolph's - Climbing the tower

If you are feeling energetic you can climb about 2/3 the way up Boston's famous landmark - the tower of St Botolph's church, known as The Stump.
There are over 200 steps to ascend to the gallery, and slightly fewer (but still over 200) to descend via a different staircase. The spiral staircases are in two halves each of about 100 steps, the higher rise being far narrower than the lower one. The rise and pitch of the individual steps varies and my thigh muscles were complaining by the time I got to the gallery ! As the tower is 272' tall, the gallery must be at about 180' elevation.
The views from the gallery are excellent, and apparently on a clear day such as this can be over 30 miles over the surrounding very flat countryside. At the time of our visit the northern walkway was closed off as the parapet wall was damaged - and you really wouldn't want to plummet from this height I can assure you!

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Friday, 28 October, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
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Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3276 4437 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8143N 0:1.4441W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3265 4418
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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