Visit Stow and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Stow, Lincolnshire. A village between Lincoln and Gainsborough, occupying what is believed to be the site of the Roman station of Sidnacester. The earliest church here is said to have been built by King Ecgfrith of Northumbria in A.D. 678 to commemorate a miracle. While his wife, St Etheireda, foundress of Ely, was in flight from him following a quarrel she stopped at this place and drove her staff into the ground, whereupon it took root and became an ash tree. King Ecgfrith on learning of this commanded that a church should be built here in respectful recognition of the event. This church was destroyed by the Danes in about 870 and remained a ruin until c. 1040 when it was rebuilt by Eadnoth, Bishop of Dorchester, with monetary help from Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and another determined woman, known to us as Lady Godiva, his wife. The church has been beautifully restored and is especially notable for its central tower, which springs directly from the ground to accord with the original 11th century piers. The interior is a vista of great arches, the round-headed Norman alternating with the 15th century pointed arches framing the original masonry.
Stow church was once the cathedral of the diocese of Lindsey, and is still known as the Dowager Minster of Lincoln.
Nearby cities: Lincoln
Nearby towns: Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Retford
Nearby villages: Ancaster, Asgarby, Aslackby, Aswarby, Billingborough, Birthorpe, Bitchfield, Burton Coggles, Burton Pedwardine, Corby Glen, Donington, Dunsby, Folkingham, Great Hale, Grimsthorpe, Hacconby, Haceby, Hanthorpe, Heckington, Helpringham, Heydour, Horbling, Howell, Ingoldsby, Irnham, Keisby, Kelby, Kirby Underwood, Lenton, Millthorpe, Osbournby, Pickworth, Pointon, Quarrington, Rauceby, Rippingale, Ropsley, Scredington, Silk Willoughby, Sleaford, Spanby, Stainfield, Swarby, Swaton, Swayfield, Threekingham, Walcot, Walcot, Wilsford
Have you decided to visit Stow or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Stow bed and breakfast (a Stow B&B or Stow b and b)
- a Stow guesthouse
- a Stow hotel (or motel)
- a Stow self-catering establishment, or
- other Stow accommodation