St Botolph's - Climbing the tower :: Shared Description

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!
by Rob Farrow
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TF3244 : View west from The Stump by David P Howard
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Nave and eastwards by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View east from The Stump by David P Howard
TF3244 : St Botolph's - Looking up the tower by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Market Place and southeast by Rob Farrow
TF3344 : View from St Botolph's - Maud Foster windmill by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Centenary Methodist Church by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Town Bridge by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : River Witham, Boston by David P Howard
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - upstream on the Witham by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View north from The Stump by David P Howard
TF3244 : View from the tower, St Botolph's church, Boston by Julian P Guffogg
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - Two bridges over the Witham by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - the view westwards by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : View from St Botolph's - River Witham in the town by Rob Farrow
TF3244 : Ancient graffiti on the down spiral staircase by David P Howard


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Created: Tue, 1 Nov 2011, Updated: Sun, 15 Mar 2015

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