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Morton by Bourne
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene
Morton by Bourne, Street Scene

Morton and Hanthorpe was formerly known as Morton by Bourne. It lies 2 miles north of Bourne. Morton sits on the fen side of the A15 whilst Hanthorpe is on the upland side.

George Hussey Packe, MP for South Lincolnshire from 1859 to 1868 and Chairman of the Great Northern Railway, was born in Hanthorpe Hall in 1796.

This postcard was posted in 1943

Morton by Bourne, Hanthorpe, George Hussey Packe
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist
Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist

A cruciform building with a Perpendicular central tower. The north nave arcade is late Early English or early Decorated. The south arcade is fully Decorated as is the long chancel. The scraped interior and masses of Victorian glass mean, in the words of Alec Clifton-Taylor in his book English Parish Churches as Works of Art (Batsford 1986) that 'lights have to be kept on even on a sunny summer morning'.

Mark Acton, 2017

Morton by Bourne, St John Baptist