Wet Weekend in Louth
Saturday, 21st April 2012
Due to the wet weather it was decided to omit St. Margaret's church at Well from Saturday's visit. However, we enjoyed a very interesting guided tour of Louth and the local area including the Georgian church of St Peter & St Paul at Langton-by-Spilsby, the Louth Assembly Rooms and the magnificent Church of St James. Photos from the trip can be seen on our Facebook page.
This church 'possesses the most perfect Perpendicular Gothic steeple in England' (Simon Jenkins - England's Thousand Best Churches). Louth has been described as 'an utterly delightful small town . . . mainly Georgian in character.'by John Julius Norwich. http://www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk/st-james-church/ (read more...)
Built by Squire George Langton c.1725, this church is arranged on the plan of a college chapel. The congregation is seated in tiers of box pews facing each other across the aisle. The unchanged Georgian interior also contains a three-decker Doric pulpit and a tall reredos with Corinthian pilasters. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/langton-by-partney-st-peter-st-paul/ (read more...)