Historic Churches in Lincolnshire
This page St Mary-le-Wigford - Yarburgh, St John the Baptist Church
One of numerous fascinating medieval (and earlier) churches in Lincoln, St Mary-le-Wigford as built in the late Saxon period. The oldest part of the church is the tower which may date to 980 AD. The nave is Early English. A Roman grave stone is set into the west wall. In the Saxon period the Roman stone was reused as a dedication tablet. The church has limited opening hours, so please check first before visiting.
The historic church of St John's in Stanford was founded sometime in the 12th century, and may have originally belonged to the Abbey of St Fromond in Normandy. The church was almost completely rebuilt in 1451, so that today it represents an uncluttered example of Perpendicular Gothic style.
St Mary's church in the north Lincolnshire village of Stow is more commonly known as Stow Minster. This lovely Saxon building is one of the oldest parish churches in England, combining Saxon, Norman, and medieval architecture. Among the numerous historic treasures at Stow are a Green Man carving on the font, a 13th century wall painting, and a carved depiction of a Viking longship.
A huge Perpendicular Gothic church located immediately beside Tattershall Castle. The church has some lovely medieval stained glass, and a superb 15th century stone pulpitum, in addition to a collection of medieval brasses. Light and spacious, the interior Tattershall church is awe inspiring.
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.
An ancient country church that may date to the Saxon period. St Martin's was much restored in 1861 by architect James Fowler for the local Haigh family, using an Early English style.
A small church on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. All Saints is known as The Rambler's Church, as for many years it afforded shelter (both spiritual and physical!) to walkers on the Viking Way long distance foot path, which runs right past its door. The interior of the church features delightful carved head decoration on the nave pillars. A stained glass window depicting walkers and cyclists was donated by the Grimsby Wayfarers Association.
An attractive medieval church built of local sandstone in 1405, after a fire destroyed the previous church on this site. This makes it particularly interesting, as much of the architecture dates solely from the early 15th century.
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