The market town of Brigg has a long and rich history. Brigg was granted a Royal Charter by King John and has been holding regular markets for over 800 years. Ideally placed on the River Ancholme, the town was a busy centre for trade and acted as a stop-off point for weary merchants journeying between London and York. The Angel, an attractive black and white fronted building in the Market Place, was an 18th century coaching inn and would have welcomed many of these travellers.
Standing on the edge of Lincolnshire Wolds, Brigg is surrounded by some of the area’s most picturesque villages. The neighbouring village of Scawby is home to St. Hybald’s Church and its history is intricately woven in with that of the prominent Nelthorpe family, owners of the Jacobean manor house, Scawby Hall, which they built in 1605 and still reside in today.
Churches on the Trail include:
All Saints’ Church, Cadney cum Howsham
All Saints’ Church, Elsham
St. Hybald’s Church, Scawby
St. Clement’s Church, Worlaby
Download this 22 page booklet for further details on the above churches including other local places of interest as well as places to stay and a map of the surrounding area.
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