St Helen's Church, Boultham
Boultham Park is one of the many green spaces within the boundary of the City of Lincoln, and has been enjoyed by thousands of local people since 1929.
A church has stood on or near today's St Helen's church for over 900 years. The date of the first church is not known, but it mention was made of it when Bardney Abbey was endowed with the manor of Boultham by Gilbert of Ghent in the late 11th century.
A new church was erected in the early 13th century. Boultham was always a small impoverished village and the church was ill maintained because of this.
The churches fortunes improved with the arrival of the Ellison family. The Chancel was rebuilt in 1864 to a design by Michael Drury. Charles Hodgson Fowler (1840-1910), an apprentice of Sir George Gilbert Scott, designed an extended and restored Nave in 1887.
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