St. Wulframs Church (Back view) Grantham, Lincs. by Ray Clarke

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Taken during a recent visit to Grantham, Lincs
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Featured in “Country Churches and school houses” July 2012
Featured in “Architecture the British Isles” December 2011
Featured “European Everyday life” November 2011

St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham is a parish church in the Church of England in Grantham in Lincolnshire.

In his book, England’s Thousand Best Churches, Simon Jenkins describes St Wulfram’s Church as having the finest steeple in England.


The church is dominated by its spire, 282 feet (86 m) high. It is

the sixth highest in the country.the fourth highest of any parish church in the UK, after Church of St. Walburge, Preston, St. James Church, Louth, and St Mary Redcliffe.the third highest of any Anglican parish church in the UK, after St. James Church, Louth and St Mary Redcliffe,the second highest in Lincolnshire (after St. James Church, Louth).

[edit] Library

The church is also home to the country’s first public library. In 1598, Francis Trigge, the rector of Welbourn gave £100 for a small library of books for the clergy and literate laity of Grantham. Two hundred and fifty of the original volumes remain and are kept in the parish church.
[edit] Organ

The organ dates from 1736 by John Harris and John Byfield but has had several re-builds including those by George Pike England in 1809, and 1833, Forster and Andrews between 1845 and 1868, Norman and Beard in 1906 and Rushworth and Dreaper in 1952, Cousans in 1972, and by Wood in 1994.

The current organ specification can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

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  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathabout 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Gary!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Terrific image! Spectacular!

  • Thank you so much Glen!

    – Ray Clarke

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured,Ray! Love the mood, great perspective with the tombstones and part of those gorgeous trees ,frames the gorgeous Church.

  • Thanks so much for your comment Pat!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating image!

  • Thanks so much for your comment Anna!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thanks Martina!

    – Ray Clarke

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 29/11/2011

    Keep the great work coming

  • Thank you so much for featuring my work!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    fantastic !!!

  • Thank you so much Guendalyn!

    – Ray Clarke

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    beautiful prspective

  • So nice of you to comment, Thanks!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 02/12/11

  • Thank you so much for featuring my work!!!

    – Ray Clarke

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseabout 3 years ago

    A lovely old church!

  • Thanks for your comment!

    – Ray Clarke

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