Goltho, St George's Church
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The church is all that remains of a deserted medieval village. Medieval Goltho had a motte and tower within ringwork defences, but these exist today as mere bumps and mounds covered with turf. The site of the castle is just to the south-west of the churchyard.
The nave of the church was built by the Grantham family when they bought Goltho Hall, now vanished, around 1530. The chancel was added sometime around 1600.
The interior is an attractively painted mix of white and pale blue, decorated in Georgian style, with a double-decker pulpit. The reredos is quite splendid, and other Georgian features include box pews, carved altar rails, and carved bench ends. St George's is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the church was destroyed by fire in 2013. Only the brick shell remains.
About Goltho, St George's Church
Address: Goltho, Lincolnshire, England, LN8 5JD
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Off the A158 1 mile from Wragby
Website: Goltho, St George's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Dave Hitchborne, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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