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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 11th century St Martin's church
Blyton was home to the RAF Blyton airfield during WWII, but the airfield was abandoned in 1954. It has since been converted for use as a karting and motorsports venue.
If you fancy a refreshing pint, the Black Horse Inn is situated on the A159. The inn is housed in a traditional 18th-century building under a pantile roof. Among other historic buildings in the village is The Old windmill, an early 19th-century mill standing 5 storeys high, now converted into a dwelling. Nearby is Pilham Hall, built in 1908 and an excellent example of an Edwardian country house.
St Martin's Church
The parish church of St Martin of Tours is a fine example of Early English architecture. The church was begun in the late 11th century, and it retains parts of that early Norman work in the base of the tower. The chancel was rebuilt in the Victorian period, but a window dating to around 1300 was reused. The font is 15th century. On the north chancel wall is a memorial to two children of Sir John Wray, who died in 1613 and 1615.
Nearby historic attractions include Gainsborough Old Hall and the superb Saxon church of Stow Minster.
Address: Blyton, Lincolnshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: Richard Croft, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Gainsborough, All Saints - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
Gainsborough Old Hall - 3.5 miles (Historic House)
Saundby, St Martin's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
York Model Railway - 6.2 miles (Museum)
Littleborough, St Nicholas Church - 7.2 miles (Historic Church)
Coates Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church)
Epworth Old Recory - 7.4 miles (Historic Church)
Stow Minster - 7.5 miles (Historic Church)
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