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Normanby le Wold
 
Normanby le Wold, St Peter
Normanby le Wold, St Peter
Normanby le Wold, St Peter

The lower stages of the ironstone tower, and much of the south aisle wall are early 13th century.

Inside St Peterís, the unusual arcades are partly of this date, as is a corbel showing a man with toothache!

James Fowler carried out extensive restoration in 1868, rebuilding the north aisle and chancel.

Normanby is the highest settlement in the county, with fine views across to the Lincoln Cliff.

June 2011

Normanby le Wold, St Peter, James Fowler
Normanby le Wold, St Peter
Normanby le Wold, St Peter
Normanby le Wold, St Peter

James Fowler carried out extensive restoration in 1868, rebuilding the north aisle and chancel at St Peter's.

Normanby is the highest settlement in the county, with fine views across to the Lincoln Cliff.

June 2011

Normanby le Wold, St Peter, James Fowler
Normanby le Wold, Methodist Church
Normanby le Wold, Methodist Church
Normanby le Wold, Methodist Church

Normanby le Wold, Methodist Chapel
Normanby&nbsple Wold, Iron Age brooch
Normanby le Wold, Iron Age brooch
Normanby le Wold, Iron Age brooch

This gold brooch is known as a 'birdlip' or 'beaked bow' brooch due to the characteristic protrusion on the bow. The two circular features above give the impression of a bird's face.

The brooch has sadly been damaged in the ground, and the bow has become bent. The pin is also missing, and would have attached beneath the trumpet above the bird's head.

Examples of Iron Age brooches in gold are exceedingly rare, with less than ten known from Britain.  Interestingly, one of the other examples is a gold brooch of similar form from Market Rasen, now in the British Museum.

Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection

Normanby le Wold, Iron Age brooch gold, birdlip, Market Rasen