This is the 30-foot-high Temple Belwood Obelisk.

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Temple Belwood Obelisk This is the 30-foot-high Temple Belwood Obelisk. Erected in 1787 by William Johnson as a monument to his favourite horse. Local stories state that whilst out hunting one day William’s horse fell and broke its leg. It had to be destroyed. William was so upset at this he personally shot his two…

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  Workshop interior; at the west end of a warehouse of Crooked Billet Inn, Silver Street, Owston Ferry. Each village on the Isle contained many different trades. In 1905 Kelly’s Directory lists farmers, butchers, grocers, wheelwrights, boot makers, tailors, confectioners, dress makers and beer retailers as living in Owston Ferry. This would mean as a…

Kinaird Castle, also known as Owston Ferry Castle was located in Owston Ferry.

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Kinard Castle Kinaird Castle, also known as Owston Ferry Castle was located in Owston Ferry. Prior to the region being drained and the rivers being diverted, the site of this motte and bailey castle would have been very close to the River Don and Trent. It is believed to have been built by Geoffrey de…

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Wilf Rogers outside his saddlers shop in Epworth circa 1910. During this time there were many trades within Epworth. We can see from written sources such as Kelly’s Directory that within the village were farmers, tailors, butchers, coach builders, veterinary surgeons, bricklayers, green grocers and photographers to name but a few. Each village on the…

Bog Monster Workshop

Join #IoAHC and local author Addy for this Bog Monster workshop. Great activity to learn about Crowle Moors, get creative in writing a poem, draw or construct a bog monster. We would also love to see all your creations, be it written, drawn or constructed. Drop us a picture via Facebook or email https://www.facebook.com/IoAHC landscapepartnership@northlincs.gov.uk 

This sundial can be found in the grounds of St. Nicholas Church in Haxey. It is a Grade II listed monument from the 18th Century with steps from the 20th Century

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Haxey Sundial This sundial can be found in the grounds of St. Nicholas Church in Haxey. It is a Grade II listed monument from the 18th Century with steps from the 20th Century. The pillar is constructed from limestone and ashlar with the lower steps being made from concrete. The dial and gnomon are made…

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  The horse ferry at West Stockwith on the River Trent c.1900. There were several horse ferries in the villages along the River Trent. They were a means of transporting horses or large and heavy goods across the river. West Stockwith was also joined to East Stockwith with a passenger ferry which continued to operate…

Plaque located in Epworth - Magna Carta significance

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Epworth Magna Carta The de Mowbray family once owned all of the Isle of Axholme as well as other estates across England. They had a Medieval Manor house in Epworth called Vinegarth. It was situated on land next to where St. Andrews Church now stands. It is here that we can find this blue plaque…

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  The Steam packet ‘Atlanta’ at Owston Ferry, tied up at the landing stage waiting to depart to Gainsborough. Steam packets were popular along the River Trent as they allowed for the transportation of freight as well as trips out. The Gainsborough United Steam Packet Limited ran a steam packet route from Gainsborough to Hull…

St Nicholas Church Haxey

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Haxey Church St. Nicholas’ Church in Haxey serves the villages of Haxey, Westwoodside, East Lound and Graizelound. Known locally as the ‘Cathedral of the Isle’ as it is the largest church building on the Isle of Axholme. It can seat up to 450 worshippers. Built during the Norman period with many later additions it is…