Burwell, St Michael's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The building probably dates to the Norman period, and may well have been constructed in conjunction with the priory, founded by John de Hay in the early 12th century.
Within St Michael's, the most interesting feature is the Norman chancel arch, which has finely carved capitals. Above the chancel arch is a worn medieval wall painting showing a crowned head and a Lombardic letter 'M', suggesting that the head may be meant to represent the 12th century Queen Maud / Matilda.
Another possibility is that the figure is that of Margaret of Navarre, Queen of Sicily. There is a carved Jacobean pulpit and a number of interesting memorials.
St Michael's is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
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About Burwell, St Michael's Church
Address: Burwell, Lincolnshire, England, LN11 8PR
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the A16, five miles south of Louth
Website: Burwell, St Michael's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Richard Croft, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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