Where I work – a Perpendicular masterpiece

I have the pleasure of working as the assistant curate in Louth in Lincolnshire. Among the six churches we have in our parish is the parish church of St James, one of the most glorious parish churches in England. The church and the tower were all built as part of one campaign during the 1440s, 50s and 60s. The tower has a remarkable vaulted lantern, in the centre is a removable hatch decorated with a Yorkist heraldic emblem the sunburst. Evidence that this part of the campaign was completed during one of the reigns of Edward IV. Above the tower, which is tall enough, is a slender spire constructed between 1501 and 1515, which gives Louth the tallest parish church steeple in England at 295 fooot.

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