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Boston Stump

Almost as famous as the county’s sausage, Lincolnshire’s oldest church, St Botolph’s, is better known as Boston Stump. The famous 272-foot-tall tower after which it is named was started in around 1425, and took nearly a century to complete. It is the tallest parish church tower in England.

Many of the Stump’s features coincide with the calendar: 12 pillars — the number of months in a year — support the roof; the church has seven doors — the number of days in a week; and there are 52 windows, the number of weeks in a year. And believe it or not, 365 steps take you to the top of the tower. From here, you can see the Maud Foster windmill, the tallest working windmill in England.

Image: Topfoto.co.uk

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Proudly claimed as the tallest parish church in the UK, Boston Stump is not only one of the great landmarks of Lincolnshire, it is also one of the great churches of England. It has stood for seven centuries at the heart of the town and its people

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My nomination is the garden shed.

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