The childhood church of Newton

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

When I went to visit Manor House in Woolsthorpe I arrived too soon so I had to wait until the museum was open. Hence I decided to drive to Colsterworth to take a coffee but the restaurant was also closed. The restaurant was opposite a church and there were a lot of people going in and out of it. I came near it and… it was St. John the Baptist, Newton’s childhood church!

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The people working and cleaning the church were the Friends of St. John the Baptist Colsterworth and they were very kind because they showed me the building and all the Newtonian things in it.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

For example, I could discover the font where he was baptisted…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

… and a desk with a bust and a copy of his will:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

I could also see the grave of Newton’s parents and a plaque remembering his presence there:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Finally, there is a sundial on one of the walls which is supposed to be made by Newton when he was 9 y.o. Why not?

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Thank all the Friends of St. John the Baptist for their welcome and their touristic information!

Location: St. John the Baptist Church (map)

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