Visit Holbeach and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Holbeach, Lincolnshire. Holbeach, in the midst of the aptly named “Parts of Holland” bulb-growing district of Lincolnshire, was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Church of All Saints is a little later than the one at Heckington and a good example of the transition from Decorated to Perpendicular. The tower and spire are magnificent and there is typical flamboyant tracery in some of the windows. On a large tomb inside, the effigy head of Sir Humphrey Littlebury, killed during the Wars of the Roses, rests mysteriously on the head of another man, caught in a net.
William Stukeley, one of the founders of the Society of Antiquaries in 1718, was born in Holbeach in 1687. Another native of this market town was Susannah Centlivre, born about 1667. Six years before her marriage at 29 to Joseph Centlivre, chef to Queen Anne and George I, she had written her first play. Until she died in 1723 she wrote one play a year, all full of rich comedy and invention and in one of them David Garrick played the lead.
Nearby towns: Boston, Kings Lynn, Spalding, Wisbech
Nearby villages: Algarkirk, Bicker, Cowbit, Crowland, Deeping St. Nicholas, Donington, Fleet, Fosdyke, Frampton, Gedney, Gedney Hill, Gorfield, Gosberton, Holbeach, Humby, Kirton, Leverington, Lutton, Moulton Chapel, Pinchbeck, Quadring, Surfleet, Sutterton, Sutton Bridge, Sutton St. James, Swineshead, Tydd St. Giles, Tydd St. Mary, Walpole, Walpole St. Andrew, Walpole St. Peter, Walsoken, Weston, Whaplode, Wigtoft, Wisbech
Have you decided to visit Holbeach or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Holbeach bed and breakfast (a Holbeach B&B or Holbeach b and b)
- a Holbeach guesthouse
- a Holbeach hotel (or motel)
- a Holbeach self-catering establishment, or
- other Holbeach accommodation