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Addlethorpe, Homer Structure
Addlethorpe, Homer Structure
Addlethorpe, Homer Structure

Until recently there was an octagonal blockwork structure in Addlethorpe which was almost certainly the remains of a direction-finding (D/F) homer.

This World War 2 device housed a radio transmitter to help bombers track their return journeys from the continent to RAF bases in the UK.

The solid blockwork base (about 5m across and 2m high) supported a tall octagonal wooden tower.

SLHA would welcome more information about this particular structure.

Mike Osborne 

Addlethorpe, homer, direction-finder,
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas

The church of St Nicholas in Addlethorpe is a fine example of the fifteenth-century Perpendicular style.

It lost its chancel at much the same time as its neighbour in Ingoldmells and for the same reason – the incumbent wouldn’t go to the trouble and expense of repair.

The medieval screens earned the church its place in Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches. Not easy to gain access though.

August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas

The church of St Nicholas in Addlethorpe is a fine example of the fifteenth-century Perpendicular style.

It lost its chancel at much the same time as its neighbour in Ingoldmells and for the same reason – the incumbent wouldn’t go to the trouble and expense of repair.

The medieval screens earned the church its place in Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches. Not easy to gain access though.

Mark Acton, August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas church
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, gargoyle
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, gargoyle
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, gargoyle

This gargoyle, with modern spout, is midway along the east wall of the porch.

August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas church, gargoyle
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, porch

The "sumptious" south porch (Pevsner's assessment) was built at the expense of John Godard.  Fleurons are carved in the moulding and hood mould of the entrance.

August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas church, porch, John Godard
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, window
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, window
Addlethorpe, St Nicholas, window

Window in the south aisle of the nave, showing typical Perpendicular tracery.

August 2013

Addlethorpe, St Nicholas church, window