St Botolph Church

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

St Botolph’s church stands on isolated marshes near to Skidbrooke and Louth, Lincolnshire and was made redundant in 1973.  It’s history dates back to the 13th century and the church is now in the hands of The Churches Conservation Trust.
It’s a beautiful building and a sanctuary for bats, not that I saw any on my visit.

Photograph of a window at St Botolph's church

St Botolph Window by Amanda Norman Photography

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

Haunted Church

If you look this place up on the Internet, you will find numerous reports of it being haunted with the ghost of a monk and that it was a place used for Devil worship and animal sacrifices in the early 70’s and 80’s.   Whilst I was there, I did have the feeling of being watched, but when I looked around, I would find Mark taking sneaky shots of me. The location made me think of the film, Psychomania when I was out there.  I’m glad I didn’t see a motorbike in the distance heading for the lonely churchyard.

Other than the twittering of the birds and howling of the wind, nothing strange was felt. It’s a stunning location to visit and I have the urge already to re-visit at dusk to see if I can photograph evidence of bats. Mind you, I don’t think I’d want to be out in the marshlands after sunset.

St Botolph redundant church near Skidbrooke in Lincolnshire

St Botolph redundant church near Skidbrooke in Lincolnshire

Grotesque at St Botolphs

Grotesque at St Botolphs

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

St Botolph Church by Amanda Norman Photography

Sir Simon Marsden

I found out about St Botolph Church when looking up places to visit in Lincolnshire.  I decided to visit this wonderful county as it’s the home of my idol, the late Sir Simon Marsden.  For other related posts, please see below and please visit Marsden’s website by clicking here.

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