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Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund

The C18 tower of this church is unusually narrow with re-used medieval gargoyles.

The church was restored by James Fowler in 1877-78.

Inside is part of a Saxon funerary slab.

Blyborough, church, Alkmund, James Fowler, Saxon funerary slab
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund

The church was restored in 1877-78 by James Fowler of Louth, using a mixture of window styles.

The chancel has lancet windows in the Early English style; the north chapel, showing to the right, suggests a later period.

May 2020

Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund

The oldest part of St Alkmundís church dates from the thirteenth century.

May 2020

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101063375-church-of-st-alkmund-blyborough
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund
Blyborough, St Alkmund

The Georgian tower has a circular and round-arched windows typical of the period.

May 2020

Blyborough, St Alkmund, tower
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Gargoyle
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Gargoyle
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Gargoyle

One of the medieval gargoyles on the eighteenth-century tower, crusted with lichen but still remarkably expressive.

May 2020

Blyborough, St Alkmund, gargoyle
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Tower
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Tower
Blyborough, St Alkmund, Tower

The unusually slender tower seems out of proportion to the sizeable nave. It was rebuilt in the eighteenth century re-using medieval gargoyles.

May 2020

Blyborough, St Alkmund. tower
Blyborough, War Memorial
Blyborough, War Memorial
Blyborough, War Memorial

The war memorial in St Alkmund's churchyard was promoted by John Luard of Blyborough Hall and paid for by public subscription.

It was unveiled and dedicated on 21 August 1920.

May 2020

Blyborough, St Alkmund, John Luard, Blyborough Hall