Horncastle Panoramic
Nov 6, 2013Public
Photo: The Punch House corner, built as a market addition on the site of the Saxon butter market. The road here hardly existed until Edward Vll's time, when the end of the row lost 2/3 of it's last building to widen the alley. With the importance of the railway halt half a mile down the road, and the building of a chapel on Prospect St, the advent of Henry Ford wasn't going to wait.
Photo: Someone using the Cityscape map to choose their next interest.
Photo: If you enjoy the views in this album,  consider re-locating to 7a North St, with it's roof top patio!
Photo: Where the High St joins the Market area and Capt John Smiths old house dominating the shot on the left. I get to clean a third of it presently and it takes several hours a week.
Photo: The East body of the church viewed from the rear of the Punch House buttermarket buildings. Apparently the Punch House is destined to never doing well, as it blocks the Church's path to the people (market).
Photo: A view of the Bain bridge on bridge street. A gated steps to access river traffic when it was still navigable.
Photo: A closer view of the 5storey Banovallum Suite building on Bridge st., the 5th storey flat occasionally to-let thru Patricia Williams at Louth.
Photo: A lower angle shot of the NE corner of the market. If the yellow Achurch building looks like a church, it is, or was, in Saxon times. Bodies having to be re-intered after the cellars in that row were dug in the Georgian era.
Photo: Looking along the rear of the market place area, with the taxi rank infront of the post office and cafe.
Photo: The altar East end of the St. Marys Church with the single storey William Marwood cobblers cottage across the way.
Photo: The end of North St is popular with tradesmen, with Kemps scrap and d.i.y, Turners d.i.y and the large Pet Shop and grooming salon. Technically Mill Lane, the Angel pub may soon be up and running again as an Italian restaurant.
Photo: St Marys Church..., North side.
Photo: The market place xmas lights, primarily in the trees, with flooding a possibility instead of snow.
Photo: Old Nick's Tavern after the barman had got his paintbrush out. Extensively refurbished woodwork and paintwork, now a credit to the town again.
Photo: Looking south down Horncastle's North street, with the Admiral Rodney mainly on the left.
Photo: Looking down on North St, the Kings Treasure licensed restaurant, with Horncastle Hobby House nextdoor, and previously Good4books on the corner (of Conging St).
Photo: The Saxon vecus area of Horncastle had been important for trade, levelled and flood protected. The Normans built their church on it! An extension of the new robber baronette Castles springing up at Lincoln, Bolingbroke and Tattershall, it stamped William's jackboot of authority pythonesquely onto the Saxon Golden Era peasants.
Photo: The zebra crossing very much needed as cars turn out of the traffic light queue and race through town to Lincoln Rd and ....a traffic light queue. Why they don't head north up Hemingby Lane to Lincoln..
Photo: The old victorian courthouse, now council offices, and the adhoc free parking infront. Turners DIY and undertakers to the left.
Photo: The old hardware shop on North St which often has the best prices on useful items. A large yard through the arch is given to scrap dealing. Previously The Railway Hotel, it's a good mile from the old GNER turntable at Horncastle station, the tracks for this one coming up from Bells (brick) Yard for loading wagons on the road.
Photo: Co-Op and Mills were a boon to the town's workers by being there in the late evening. TesCo and Somerfield lengthened their hours in competition.
Photo: Residential housing heading north up Prospect St. at Horncastle, but on the right far distance by the first driven car, the bollards and red bin mark the pedestrian cut thru to Tesco. Elmhirst Lakes cabins are at the top of this road.
Photo: This shopping complex had been for sale for a while. It currently has many dealers and a good name in the trade.
Photo: Taken through a mucky window, but the corner of Bridge St / West St can be an alternative eating venue to the main area of town with the corner coffee house and Shakesby's and the pub across the road.