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Allington, Cross, Village Green
Allington, Cross, Village Green
Allington, Cross, Village Green

"Cross, C15, C20 limestone. Plinth of 3 steps, high octagonal base with broaches, part of shaft C15, remainder C20.

C15 octagonal knop with C20 cross above"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062904 

Railings around base are a modern replacement for those removed during the second world war. 

Allington is a "doubly thankful" village and needs no war memorial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thankful_Villages

Halloween decorations just visible background right.

DB 3 November 2018

Allington, Cross, thankful village
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill
Bassingham, Village Green, Stocks Hill

Ornamental brick walls are a community arts project.

Carved in 2002 & 2003 by a class from Bassingham School.

Peter Moss credited as the artist. 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, community arts, Ornamental brick, Peter Moss
Brigg, Buttercross Bell, Market Place
Brigg, Buttercross Bell, Market Place
Brigg, Buttercross Bell, Market Place

Standing near the old town hall known as the Buttercross.

"PRESENTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF BRIGG TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN 2005"

Pitting corrosion evident. 

Bandstand visible in the background. 

DB 16 December 2018

Brigg, Buttercross Bell, Rotary Club, Rotary International
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

The foundation stone of Pelham's Pillar was laid in 1840. The structure was completed in 1849.

It was built to commemorate the planting of 12.5 million trees by Charles Anderson Pelham, 1st Lord Yarborough.

The total cost was £2,395. Edward James Willson was paid 100 guineas for the design.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

W.D. Keyworth was paid £145 for carving the two lions which guard the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

Evidently fear of vandalism is nothing new as shown by this notice inside the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

A view from the top of Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Easton, Cross, Planting Road
Easton, Cross, Planting Road
Easton, Cross, Planting Road
Easton, Cross, Planting Road
Epworth, Market Cross
Epworth, Market Cross
Epworth, Market Cross

The Market Cross stands in the Market Place in front of the Mechanics Institute building, part of which is seen here in the extreme right foreground.

John Wesley preached from this spot on more than one occasion. (Presumably it is a Methodist minister who is posing in this photo.

postcard published by Barnes & Breeze of Epworth, 1920s

Epworth, market cross
Grantham, Tollemache Statue, St Peter's Hill
Grantham, Tollemache Statue, St Peter's Hill
Grantham, Tollemache Statue, St Peter's Hill

"Statue of Hon Frederick James Tollemache, M.P. 1892.

By George Simonds of London.

10 feet 10 inches high.

Cost £1,700, bronze.

Tollemache (1826/74), was M.P. for Grantham, and member of Dysart family.

Situated at South end of St. Peter's Hill"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360283

DB 2 July 2018

Grantham, Hon Frederick James Tollemache, Statue, Dysart, George Simonds
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Sensory Garden, Isaac's Apple
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Sensory Garden, Isaac's Apple
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Sensory Garden, Isaac's Apple

"Isaac's Apple" centerpiece of the Sensory Garden by Nigel Sardeson 2010.

http://www.artparks.co.uk/sculptors_sculptures.php?artistID=996&sculptor=nigel_sardeson 

DB 4 December 2018 

Grantham, Wyndham Park, Sensory Garden, Isaac's Apple
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens

Grimsby Albert Gardens & Prince Consort Memorial commemorate Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, who died in 1861. It is in the East Marsh area of the town close to the docks.

The memorial was unveiled in 1879 and moved to the Dock Offices at the dock entrance in c.1980.

'Jay Em Jay' Series postcard, posted 1904

Grimsby, Albert Gardens, Prince Consort Memorial
Grimsby, War Memorial
Grimsby, War Memorial
Grimsby, War Memorial

The Cenotaph commemorating the fallen of Grimsby in the First World War was unveiled on 18 December 1921.

The work of Messrs William Fitzpatrick Ltd of Trafford Park, Manchester, the cenotaph of white Sicilian marble sits on Norwegian granite steps. It is modelled on Lutyens’s cenotaph in Whitehall.

It cost £2500 – raised by public subscription - and was unveiled on 18 December 1921.

Undated postcard

Grimsby, Cenotaph
Haddington, Millennium Sculpture
Haddington, Millennium Sculpture
Haddington, Millennium Sculpture

Millennium Sculpture located on the village green. 

DB 7 February 2018 

Haddington, Millennium Sculpture
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain

The fountain is center image and jets of water should be rising from top of the structure - unfortunately not working.

Local signage states :-

"The Lake is a key feature of The Arboretum.

The designer Edward Milner intended it to be both an ornamental and practical feature as it was designed to collect water from the many springs on the site.

The Fountain was erected in 1911, 39 years after ,the opening of The Arboretum, to celebrate the inauguration of Lincoln's new water supply from Elksley Water Works.

The introduction of the new water supply was greeted with great celebration and the fountain is composed of cores taken from the bore hole at Elksley" 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion

"Statue of lion. 1872. By Austin & Seeley. Presented by FJ Clarke"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388691

Francis Jonathan Clarke (1841-1888) was a successful Lincoln High Street chemist, and Mayor of Lincoln 3 times, 1878-9, 1883-4, 1884-5.

Famous for Clarke's Blood Mixture.

http://www.itsaboutlincoln.co.uk/the-arboretum.html

All Saints Church, Monks Road just visible in the background, in the gap between the trees.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion, Francis Jonathan Clarke
Scunthorpe, Steelworkers Sculpture, High Street
Scunthorpe, Steelworkers Sculpture, High Street
Scunthorpe, Steelworkers Sculpture, High Street

Unveiled 3 November 2018.

"The artwork by sculptor Ray Lonsdale depicts a man and a woman returning home with a bicycle after a shift in the town's steelworks during the 1940s.

Volunteers in North Lincolnshire spent seven years raising £48,00 towards the cost of constructing the two life-sized figures on top of a plinth.

It was unveiled on the High Street by the town's Labour MP Nik Dakin.

The project's manager, Adrian Holmes, said the statue was a monument to the "town's steelworks heritage".

"The sculpture is all about everyday people that have worked on the steelworks over the years, right through to the present day and into the future," he said"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-46083095 

Made from Corten weathering steel. 

DB 19 February 2019 

Scunthorpe, Steelworkers Sculpture, High Street, Ray Lonsdale
Skegness, Clock Tower
Skegness, Clock Tower
Skegness, Clock Tower

The most famous seafront feature of Skegness is the 56-feet Clock Tower, which stands at the junction of Lumley Road with Grand Parade.

It was erected in 1898-99 by public subscription (£550) to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

The architect was Edmund Winter of Liverpool and it was built by W H Parker of Boston.

Postcard, undated

Skegness, Clock Tower, Diamond Jubilee, Edmund Winter, W H Parker, Boston
Sleaford, Handley Monument
Sleaford, Handley Monument
Sleaford, Handley Monument

Henry Handley (1797-1846) was born in Sleaford and as in later life occupied Culverthorpe Hall.

He sat as MP (for a Wiltshire constituency) for nine years and was an entrepreneur with particular interest in steam power and agricultural improvements.

After his death a public subscription raised £942 towards this fine monument completed in 1852 on Southgate.

The architect was William Boyle of Birmingham.

Sleaford, Handley Monument, Southgate
Stamford, Eleanor Cross Sculpture, Sheep Market
Stamford, Eleanor Cross Sculpture, Sheep Market
Stamford, Eleanor Cross Sculpture, Sheep Market

An associated plaque states :-

"One of the great love stories of the medieval age, the love of Edward I for his wife Eleanor of Castile, is commemorated in the sculpture, the soaring spire to your right.

They were married for 36 years and were inseparable; the Queen even went with her husband on the Crusades.

When Eleanor died in I290 of a 'slow fever', at Harby near Lincoln, Edward resolved to honour her memory.

He built a monument at the cross roads in each of the towns where the Queen's body rested overnight on the way to burial in Westminster Abbey, in the hope that pilgrims and those passing by would pray for her soul.

There were originally twelve monuments, at Lincoln, Grantham, Stamford, Geddington, Hardingstone, Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St. Albans, Waltham, Cheapside and Charing Cross, but only the three at Northampton, Geddington and Waltham have survived.

All that remains of our Eleanor Cross is a small fragment of a rose carved in stone which is now displayed in Stamford Museum.

This symbol of a remarkable love has inspired the sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress which celebrates Stamford's place in Eleanor's story.

Pupils of Queen Eleanor Technology College have written short haiku poems, elegant 17 syllable phrases, which have been carved into the bronze studs surrounding the sculpture" 

DB 3 July 2019 

Stamford, Eleanor Cross Sculpture, Sheep Market
Stoke Rochford Hall, Obelisk
Stoke Rochford Hall, Obelisk
Stoke Rochford Hall, Obelisk

Obelisk standing in Stoke Rochford park north west of the Hall.

"Obelisk. 1847. Probably by William Burn"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062294 

Built by Charles Turnor in honour of Sir Isaac Newton. 

DB 17 May 2018

Stoke Rochford, Hall, Obelisk, Charles Turnor, Sir Isaac Newton
Tattershall, Millenium Sculpture
Tattershall, Millenium Sculpture
Tattershall, Millenium Sculpture

Located on the village green. An associated plaque states:-

"Unveiled by Councillor H.Barrak M.B.E. To Celebrate the Millennium"

DB 5 April 2018

Tattershall, Millenium Sculpture, Barrak
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument

Erected in 1844 by Col. Richard Elmhurst. Granite obelisk surmounted by bust of the Duke of Wellington.

 

An inscribed panel on the base records that the adjacent Waterloo Wood was planted "from Acorns Sown Immediately After the Memorable Battle of Waterloo".

 

DB 28 December 2017 

Woodhall Spa, Richard Elmhurst, Duke of Wellington, Waterloo Wood
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument

Erected in 1844 by Col. Richard Elmhurst. Granite obelisk surmounted by bust of the Duke of Wellington.

 

An inscribed panel on the base records that the adjacent Waterloo Wood was planted "from Acorns Sown Immediately After the Memorable Battle of Waterloo".

 

DB 28 December 2017 

Woodhall Spa, Richard Elmhurst, Duke of Wellington, Waterloo Wood