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Alkborough, Julian's Bower
Alkborough, Julian's Bower
Alkborough, Julian's Bower

The turf maze known as Julian's Bower lies on the edge of the escarpment at Alkborough, about 7 miles north of Scunthorpe (grid reference SE880217).

Its origin is unknown, the earliest reference being by local antiquary Abraham de la Pryme in 1697.

Beyond the maze the photo shows the flooded Alkborough Flats and Trent Falls, where the rivers Trent and Ouse merge to form the Humber.

See Pevsner: The Buildings of England - Lincolnshire. Also De la Pryme diary online via www.archive.org, which says that the maze was called 'Troy Town'.

Frank Robinson, 2011 

Alkborough, maze, Abraham de la Pryme, Tent Falls, Troy Town,
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist

The tower of St John Baptist church is Anglo-Saxon with twin bell-openings and a distinctive west window, though the upper part is Early English.

Mark Acton, 2008

Alkborough,
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist

The tower of St John Baptist church is Anglo-Saxon with twin bell-openings and a distinctive west window, though the upper part is Early English.

April 2015

Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist
Alkborough, St John Baptist

This view of the church from the south shows the chancel (to the right) designed by John Oldrid Scott in 1887, and the Perpendicular windows of the south aisle.

April 2015

Alkborough, St John Baptist church, John Oldrid Scott
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway

The south doorway dates from the Early English period.

It has three orders of shafts, capitals with upright leaves and a richly moulded arch with both dog-tooth and billet decoration.

April 2015

Alkborough, St John Baptist doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway
Alkborough, St John Baptist, doorway

Detail of the south doorway showing shafts, capitals and arch decoration.

April 2015

Alkborough, St John Baptist church, doorway