Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1913 states
"A lofty tower of three stages, erected in 1516, with a pierced and panelled parapet, four large octagonal turret-pinnacles connected by flying buttresses with the spire, and twelve smaller pinnacles; the crocketed spire, to the cross by which it is surmounted, is 147 feet in height, and the total height from the floor of the church is 294 feet"
"in 1843 the spire was seriously injured by lightning, but was subsequently restored under the direction of the late Mr. L. N. Cottingham, and completed in 1846, at a cost of £1,746 19s. 3d."
DB 12 September 2018