St Andrew, SAUSTHORPE and St Peter & Paul, LANGTON-BY-SPILSBY
On a very hot first Thursday in June we had our first ‘away day’ with out first visit being St Andrews church Sausthorpe. This church was built in 1844 with a prominent spire based on that at Louth. We were met by the two very enthusiastic churchwardens who told us about the history of the church and of the difficulties they have in keeping it alive.
We then moved on to Stockwith Mill for very welcome refreshments. The mill is featured in Tennyson’s poem ‘The Millers daughter’ and there is a Tennyson exhibition.
Refreshed we then went on to my favourite Lincolnshire village, Langton by Partney. The church stands on a hill and is late eighteenth century. The interior has box pews and a three-decker pulpit and is very well maintained. After spending some time in the church we then spent time in the village before heading home.
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