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Londonthorpe
 
Belton Park, Conduit House
Belton Park, Conduit House
Belton Park, Conduit House

Conduit House in Belton Park, Londonthorpe. Originally supplied spring water to Belton House and still supplies two troughs in the park.

DB 19 August 2016

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Belton Park, Lion Gates
Belton Park, Lion Gates
Belton Park, Lion Gates

South Gates to Belton Park, Londonthorpe Lane, early C18.

Although known as the Lion Gates the lion heads are actually the snow leopard supporters of Viscount Tyrconnel. Unusually the heads point in towards the house.

Lodge moved here in 1810 when the main road from Grantham to Lincoln was altered. 

DB 8 September 2016 

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates, Viscount Tyrconnel
Belton Park, Lion Gates
Belton Park, Lion Gates
Belton Park, Lion Gates

South Gates to Belton Park, Londonthorpe Lane, early C18.

Although known as the Lion Gates the lion heads are actually the snow leopard supporters of Viscount Tyrconnel. Unusually the heads point in towards the house. 

DB 8 September 2016 

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates, Viscount Tyrconnel
Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps Tablet
Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps Tablet
Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps Tablet

Set alongside the Lion Gates leading into Belton Park, Londonthorpe.

The inscription reads "THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES THE FOUNDING OF THE MACHINE GUN CORPS. FORMED 14TH OCTOBER 1915 DISBANDED 15TH JULY 1922 AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO 170,500 OF ALL RANKS WHO SERVED IN THE CORPS. JUNE 1947".

During World War 1 Belton Park became the headquarters of The Machine Gun Corps all of whose members were trained here.

DB 8 September 2016 

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps
Belton Park, Monument to Viscount Alford
Belton Park, Monument to Viscount Alford
Belton Park, Monument to Viscount Alford

Installed 1851 by 1st Earl Brownlow, in Belton Park, Londonthorpe, to commemorate his eldest son Viscount Alford (1812-51). Alford, born John Hume Cust, was MP for Bedfordshire.

The Grade II listed Monument is now just within the bounds of Belton Park Golf Club.

DB 8 December 2017
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Viscount Alford Memorial
Belton Park, Well Head
Belton Park, Well Head
Belton Park, Well Head

Grade II listed Well Head in Belton Park, Londonthorpe near the Conduit House.

DB 19 August 2016

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Londonthorpe, bus shelter
Londonthorpe, bus shelter
Londonthorpe, bus shelter

Few bus shelters attracted the attention of Nikolaus Pevsner.

This late eighteenth-century arch from a conduit house in Londonthorpe found its new use in 1974.

Mark Acton, 2016

Londonthorpe, bus shelter, conduit house
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist

Londonthorpe's church of St John the Baptist has an Early English south arcade and Decorated north arcade.

The clerestory is Perpendicular and the chancel Victorian. The saddleback roof is a rarity in Lincolnshire.

Mark Acton, 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, saddleback roof
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist

View from the north-east of the chancel and north aisle, both dating from the 1850s.

April 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist

The porch has battlements and pinnacles and dates from the Perpendicular period. The south aisle alongside is in similar style and of similar date.

April 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle

One of the many interesting gargoyles at the church of St John Baptist.

Mark Acton, 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle

One of the many interesting gargoyles at the church of St John Baptist.

April 2016



Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, gargoyle
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque

One of several grotesques at the church.

April 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque

A grotesque label stop to hood mould.

April 2016

Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, grotesque

A grotesque label stop to hood mould.

April 2016



Londonthorpe, St John Baptist grotesque