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in the county of Lincolnshire

The Orangery, Belton House, Belton, Lincolnshire. The Orangery seen from across the lawns.
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About Belton

The popular village of Belton lying north of Grantham is home to magnificent Belton House. It is also a typical "Estate" village which perfectly epitomises all the values of English country life. Most of the houses here were put up for the workers at Belton Hall, other domestic dwellings to be seen are from the early part of the 19th-century.

The "Big House" as it was often called, is a dream of pure Englishness, and fully deserving of its label as a "perfect house from the age of Wren" the reader should note that this house is fully described on our site under the heading of Belton House.

A feature of the village is the village church where the people of the village have worshipped for centuries. St.Peter and St.Paul's dates back to the turn of the 13th-century when the order throughout the country was church first, followed by King and country. This church has some of the most superb memorials of almost any country church in the Land. Many of them(which means almost all of them) are to the Brownlow family, members of which have lived at Belton House since 1640, and still live in part of the building to this day. One of the most outstanding is the "Strawberry Gothic" monument to John Hume (1812-1851), Viscount Alford. It has a floriated cross, brass bands and various coloured marbles on the tombstone - it was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.

On the church wall there is a stunning wall plaque to a young girl who died at the tender age of 17. This is by J. Bacon(1793), the girl was Ethelred Ann Cust who died in 1788. A corner wall monument is equally outstanding this is to the 2nd Earl Brownlow who died in 1867. The monuments are all too many to feature in one short article, lovers of churches and church history are advised to visit and experience this magnificent church for themselves. You will find marvellous stained glass windows, some quite early, and others that are memorials to the Brownlow and Cust families.

Staying in Belton is a real pleasure, there are so many interesting things to see and do. The larger town of Grantham lies a short drive away, this is the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime Minister and the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th-century. Coaching Inns played a vital role in the development of Grantham and it is home to one of the oldest in Britain.

All around Belton there is fine countryside, the Vale of Belvoir is within easy reach, and the revitalised waterways of the Grantham canal offer opportunities for watching rare wildlife, boating and fishing.

The region offers good shops, with a few still to be found in country villages, attractive architecture, noted places connected to England's history, gardens and a wealth of wildlife to explore.

There are lovely hotels, some set in the heart of hundreds of acres of fascinating woodland scenery, and in the quiet Lincolnshire lanes you will find pleasant homes where visitors are welcomed for Bed and Breakfast.

Why not come here and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of rural life for yourself - for certain, you will not be disappointed!

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Churchview Guest House

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