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St. Swithin's, Baumber, Lincolnshire

Wending my way home via some of Lincolnshire's little back road after a trip out the other day I found myself on a road a can't remember going down before although I knew it would bring me out to join the main road to Lincoln. It turned out quite fortuitous because I came upon two structures I wasn't aware of. One was this church hidden from the two main roads that pass by to the east and west of the village. At first glance it looks nothing special, brick and slightly delapidated at that. I entered the porch to find the church was locked and it was then that I realised looking at the doorway within the porch that the church was somwwhat older than had first though. The dorway was Norman - in fact the lower part of the tower and two doorways are norman. Built in stone the church was faced in brick in around 1770, and susequently restored around 1892.

 

Another shot ot the church can be seen here.

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Taken on July 12, 2011