November 14, 2013 2.06 pm This story is over 96 months old

Lincoln village church destruction revealed from the air

Top view: Aerial footage details the damage to a historic church in Goltho, destroyed by a fire.

New aerial footage revealed the extent of the damage at a Lincoln village church destroyed by a fire last month.

As previously reported, St George’s Church at Goltho, near Wragby, was destroyed on October 21 after a fire swept through the building.

The foundations of the church are situated beside one of Lincolnshire’s lost villages, an old Saxon settlement. The name ‘Goltho’ is said to be Saxon for ‘where the marigolds grow’.

The church, dating back to 1530, is situated amid fields and a clump of trees and can only be reached by footpath.

UAVAerial have published a unique view showing the extent of the destruction using a small unmanned aircraft.

Mark Wingad, who was involved in the project, said: “We had heard of the church at Goltho that had been damaged by a fire, so we went out to find the church and see if we could get some video of it as it now stands.

“We did manage to get some video of the Church but because of the state of the footpath to it, we couldn’t take all the gear to the church site; we took the minimal gear so the videos a bit rough.

“But we thought we would share some of the better bits although we still consider this a very rough edit and flight.

You can visit the UAVAerial Facebook page for some interesting pictures of Lincolnshire, from above.

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