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Theddlethorpe, All Saints Church

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Theddlethorpe, All Saints Church
Theddlethorpe, All Saints Church

A 14th century country church with Noman origins, Theddlethorpe has sometimes been called the Cathedral of the Marsh, a testament to its impressive length and spaciousness, as wel as the quality of the exterior carving detail.

The church was constructed around 1380, and the exterior presents a rather peculiar appearance, mixing local greensand stone with pale limestone and red-brick to create a rather motley appearance. The timber roof is especially fine, as is the carved wooden rood screen.

One of the most interesting interior features is a memorial brass in the south chapel. This brass, dated to 1424, depicts an armoured knight, clad in a style of armour already obsolete when the brass was created.

The screens separating chapels from the aisles are carved with a variety of grotesque creatures and grimacing faces. The pulpit is Jacobean, and the altar table is Georgian. There is one odd touch inside the church; a lead sheet on the wall with an 18th century grafitti drawing of a ship and the outline of a foot.

The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

About Theddlethorpe, All Saints Church
Address: Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England, LN12 1PE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 7 iles east of Louth off the A1031
Website: Theddlethorpe, All Saints Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Location map
OS: TF462882
Photo Credit: Alan Heardman, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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