Tom's Britain - Exploring places of interest and things to do in England, Wales & Scotland

23 January 2013

See the Boston Stump

The parish church in the Lincolnshire town of Boston is one of the largest parish churches in England, known for its huge tower - visible for miles around in a particularly flat area of the Fens - which is affectionately referred to as the Boston Stump and used for navigation by everyone from 16th century farmers to Second World War bomber pilots. 

Construction of the church started in 1309, but the tower was not begun for another century, until 1450, with the church completed by 1510. The church is known for its library, founded in 1634 and regarded as one of the best parish libraries in the country.

For more, see

^Picture © The National Churches Trust used under a Creative Commons license^


  1. Their work was high-quality and valuable check that, especially in the long-term.

  2. Tree climbing spikes are reported to be the most important instrument when climbing trees, electricity poles or even telephone poles.

  3. In case you are thinking about chipping away at your trees and aren't acquainted with appropriate pruning strategies, trees' development reactions to pruning or harm, or the requirements and constraints of the specific types of tree being referred to, it is shrewd to call a specialist. Stump Grinding Roseville

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. An organization like JL Tree Administration Inc acknowledges all types of installment including all Visas.
    stump removal

  6. Wow! That's a wonderful architecture. It was nicely made. automotive tools canada

  7. The first and most crucial piece of advice for utilizing a stump grinder is to ALWAYS wear safety goggles, put in your earplugs, and handle the equipment carefully. When not in use, disconnect the unit and keep an eye out for anyone approaching or close by. To ensure that you are always safe from the wheel, operate the machine using the control panel. Next, you should make sure that the area is free of all rocks. Make careful to inspect the area completely because rocks have the potential to damage someone or dull the tire. Use a chainsaw to cut the stump as near to the ground as possible to expedite the removal procedure.

    Stump grinding parramatta