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Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Londonthorpe, 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
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates
Londonthorpe, 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
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Lion Gates
Londonthorpe, 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
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps Tablet
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Machine Gun Corps Tablet
Londonthorpe, 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
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Monument to Viscount Alford
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Monument to Viscount Alford
Londonthorpe, 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
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Londonthorpe, 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, Hall Farm House, Church Lane
Londonthorpe, Hall Farm House, Church Lane
Londonthorpe, Hall Farm House, Church Lane

"Farm house, c.1730 with extension of 1774"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261914 

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, Hall Farm House
Londonthorpe, School, High Road
Londonthorpe, School, High Road
Londonthorpe, School, High Road

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Public Elementary-School (mixed), built in 1851 enlarged in 1876, for 57 children, & supported by Earl Brownlow; Mrs. Robinson, mistress"

Former school now a private house. 

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, School
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, Chancel
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, Chancel
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, Chancel

View from the chancel and into the nave.

"Chancel screen has partial medieval frame, all decoration C19"

"Evidence of C13 roof pitch on west wall"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1253207

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, Saint John the Baptist, Church
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
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, Tower
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, Tower
Londonthorpe, St John Baptist, Tower

"C13 coursed rubble tower in 2 stages with corner buttresses ... Spire replaced in C19 with saddle back plain tile roof"

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church of St. John the Baptist is a small building of stone, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel and nave, both with clerestory, aisles, south porch and a western tower with saddle-back roof containing 3 bells:

the porch, south aisle and chancel are embattled, and ornamented with light buttresses and rich pinnacles:

the interior was restored and reseated in 1879 at a cost of £1,047  raised by subscription:

there are 162 sittings"

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, Saint John the Baptist, Church
Londonthorpe, Village Sign
Londonthorpe, Village Sign
Londonthorpe, Village Sign

Appears to show the Church, Bellmount Tower in Belton Park and the village bus stop.

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, Village Sign
Londonthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Londonthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Londonthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1838 and enlarged in 1889"

In "A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Grantham Circuit Past And Present” prepared by Colin Shepherdson & Allen G Griffin October 1996 (Revised August 1998) it is stated that :-

"i) The foundation stone for the first chapel, on the north side of High Road, was laid on the 28.11.1838.

The chapel is now a private house, "The Old Chapel".

ii) A new chapel was opened on the 26.8.1858.

iii) A third chapel was erected in 1888 and the last service was held in mid 1953"

Date stone of the Old Chapel pictured here reads 1838.  

DB 25 March 2019

Londonthorpe, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel