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Colsterworth
 
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist

Colsterworth was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton - or at least the adjoining hamlet of Woolsthorpe.

The church of the St John the Baptist is a mixture of Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular work. The chancel though is by James Fowler in 1876.

The Victorians with their usual sensitivity installed an organ which largely obscured a Newton family monument and sundial carved by Isaac at the age of 9. There are plans to remove the organ

Mark Acton, 2017


Colsterworth, St John Baptist, Isaac Newton
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, grave slab

A memorial slab stone of 1684 to William Walker, Vicar of Colsterworth & Master of Grantham School.

He wrote a book on grammar titled ‘A Treatise of English Particles’ & became known as ‘Particles’ Walker. The inscription translates as ‘Here lie the particles of William Walker’ and is attributed to his friend Isaac Newton.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, William Walker
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior

The nave of St John the Baptist, Colsterworth, showing the original roof line.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, interior

The Norman north arcade of St John the Baptist, Colsterworth.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, stone
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, stone
Colsterworth, St John Baptist, stone

A section of a small cross shaft from c.950-1050.

Mark Acton, 2017

Colsterworth, St John Baptist, cross shaft