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St Swithuns Church

 

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  • St Swithun's Church is a grand Lincolnshire church that seats 450 and replaced an older Saxon construction in about 1320.
  • The church was a pet project for the Bishop of Lincoln, Henry Burghersh who offered a six week indulgence to any pilgrim who would visit the church and pay into the church construction fund.
  • The reigning King of England at the time was Edward the II who was so hated by the Bishop of Lincoln that following Edward's death in 1327 an effigy was erected of him complete with the mask of satan. This was an interesting piece of local politics as Edward the II was lord of the neighbouring manor and funded the construction of the church at Caythorpe which is the same height. This effigy remains today and can be found in the north aisle.

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Reference No.
6769
First Uploaded
01-01-2013
Last Editorial Date
01-01-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Fulbeck Road, Leadenham. LN5 0PX
Council
North Kesteven District Council
County
Lincolnshire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1320
Completion date
1340
Renovation Date
1861
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
47.50
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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