The 272ft-high tower of St. Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, amicably named 'The Stump' rises up majestically from the totally flat landscape of the Fens. It took nearly a century from c.1430 onwards to build and really is a marvel to behold. I visited the place in 2005 and can testify that it makes a good landmark to navigate by, especially at night when it is lit up.
There is another tiny but exquisite church dedicated to
Saint Botolph at
Swyncombe in Oxfordshire.
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