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Things to do in Algarkirk, Lincolnshire

Algarkirk is a small parish in the south eastern part of rural Lincolnshire. The parish has a population of about 400 which is scattered throughout its 2,600 acre boundary. The actual village is centered on the extreme western boundary and dominated by it's magnificent Parish Church, dedicated to St. Peter & St. Paul.

The church can genuinely boast Cathedral like proportions and is most definitely worth a visit. Known locally as 'The mini-cathedral of the Fens' visitors will find a warm welcome whenever they call. Mentioned in the '1000 Best Churches of England' It has cruciform plan and a central tower with small spire. All the bottom windows are decorated and tell a different story. Five of the bells date back to 1662 and the sixth, the treble bell was added in 1936. I could go on and on, but the best way to see our church is to come and visit us.

The old village school was built in the mid 1850's by the last 'Squarson' (a squire cum parson) Rev. Basil Beridge, who was here for 59 years and is buried in the churchyard. The building was designed by Gilbert Scott and is now used as the village hall.

Algarkirk is a farming parish and the majority of the population are engaged in the industry or it's allied trades. Whilst the village has no shop, post office or pub, these facilities can be found in Sutterton, some 1/2 mile away. However, there is also a flourishing farm shop just across the A16 main road, approx 1/4 mile from the village centre.

Description by Stephen Walker

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