Built in 1812 to serve the inhabitants of the newly drained Holland Fen. Georgian red brick with cupola - but note the gothic arched windows. Inside the Georgian interior is mostly unchanged.
Located just off Spilsby Road, Holy Trinity was designed 1846-8 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and constructed 1846-48. It is a masterpiece of Decorated Gothic, and despite various additions the main building still presents a superb Victorian interior with a full set of pews and many original fittings. Notable stained glass windows, including the War Memorial window in the north transept.
More on the War Memorial window: www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/85454
Another then-and-now montage by local photographer Will Norris. The long-gone railway line that originally went to Spalding and on to London. More of Will's work can be seen on his Instagram @will_norris_urbex
Fydell House remains closed due to the Covid19 pandemic. But eventually the house will reopen, and will be available for special events. If you are planning a small wedding, Fydell House is a beautiful and romantic setting.
Weddings at Fydell House have a very special quality. The 18th century elegance of the house comes alive and will make your wedding a wonderful experience everyone will remember. Fydell House is the grandest house in Boston and an exceptionally beautiful and historic setting for your special day.
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Local photographer Adam Swift (Instagram adam.j.swift ) has captured the beauty of the winter landscape.
There were 39 butchers in Boston in 1826:
Overton Adlard in the High Street
Michael Allin in the High Street
Robert Allin in West Street
James Artindale in the Market Place
Richard Billiard in Wormgate
Joseph Brown in Pen Street
Jonathan Chambers in West Street
John Clay in Cheapside
Philip Colton in Wormgate
Dawson's in Wormgate
Hill Dring in West Street
Henry Edmunds in York Street
George Fenby in York Street
George Fenby in Pen Street
William Fox in Cheapside
Francis Grantham in New Street
JL Grantham in Strait Bargate
John Hobster in Wide Bargate
Ann Hodson in the Market Place
William Horton in Pen Street
William Marjason in the High Street
John Marshall in the High Street
Thomas Marshall in Pinfold Lane
John Massam in Silver Street
George Miller in Church Street
Joseph Mountain in the Market Place
William Parker in Wormgate
William Peatling in West Street
Queenborough's in York Street
Arnold Southwell in West Street
John Taylor in Witham Green
John Tuckey in Stanbow Lane
George Vessey in Skirbeck Quarter
Samuel Warsap in the High Street
Peter Wedd in the Market Place
Peter Wedd in Wormgate
Samuel Wedd in Dolphin Lane
Robert Wilson in West Street
William Winter in Union Street
The chinoiserie and lacquer longcase clock in the American Room at Fydell House was made by Boston clockmaker Joseph Medley, probably about 1727. The decoration is amazing, and includes many beautiful oriental details in the lacquerwork. After many decades of silence the clock was recently restored with funds raised by the Friends of Fydell House, and now chimes the hours, half-hours and quarters.
The architect for this 1867 church was Edward Browning (who also designed the impressive All Saints Fosdyke). The building is neo-Norman in style. Pevsner notes that the capitals inside this building are carved from red brick.
The building is now a private house, and although it can be seen from the road please respect the privacy of the owners.
Originally called the Corporation Buildings, the Exchange Buildings in the Market Place were designed by Thomas Lumby and built between 1769 and 1772. Grey brick with classical details and a central pediment (there is also a pediment on the back facade facing the river. When first built there was a fish market on the ground floor - with access directly to the Haven at the back.
The Preservation Trust is grateful to local photographer Will Norris for allowing us to reproduce photographs from his sequence "Same Place Different Time". Today we feature Strait Bargate as seen from Wide Bargate. More of Will's work can be seen on his Instagram @will_norris_urbex