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Thornton Curtis
 
Thornton Curtis, Abbey
Thornton Curtis, Abbey
Thornton Curtis, Abbey

View of the abbey gatehouse from the east.

undated postcard

Thornton Curtis, abbey
Thornton Curtis, Abbey Gatehouse
Thornton Curtis, Abbey Gatehouse
Thornton Curtis, Abbey Gatehouse

The impressive brick and stone barbican and gatehouse of Thornton Abbey were built in the late 14th century.

They are considered by English Heritage to be 'the largest and among the finest in England'.

This is the earliest surviving brick structure in Lincolnshire.


Frank Robinson, 2010

Thornton Curtis, abbey gatehouse, barbican
Thornton Curtis, St Lawrence
Thornton Curtis, St Lawrence
Thornton Curtis, St Lawrence

The church of St Lawrence at Thornton Curtis dates mainly from the 13th century.

Inside there are lively stiff-leaf capitals and dog-tooth decoration on the south doorway.

The black Tournai font marble is one of few such in England. There is medieval ironwork on the south door.

Postcard, 1911

Thornton Curtis, St Lawrence church, Tournai marble, stiff leaf capitals,