Monthly Archives: May 2011

During my exploration of Lincolnshire I visited Holy Trinity church at Tattershall.   Having received a charter from Henry VI to demolish the old Norman church of St Peter and St Paul, Ralph, 3rd Baron Cromwell, began his new church … Continue reading

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Barlings Abbey

The remains of Barlings Abbey lie at Low Barlings about seven miles from Lincoln.  The abbey was built around 1154 by monks (known as canons) of the Premonstratensian order, on land given to them by Ralf de Haya.  It’s thought that … Continue reading

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May is here and the may is out

The hawthorn tree at the bottom of my garden has burst into blossom just in time for May Day: On a Hawthorn Tree “Oh! come to see me, when the soft warm May Bids all my boughs their gay embroidery … Continue reading

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