Haltham-on-Bain, St Benedict's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Norman tympanum
Haltham village appears in the Domesday Book, so it is entirely possible that this attractive little church was standing at that time.
The south doorway has a strangely carved Norman tympanum, with an odd geometric design, but the most unusual feature of the church is found within, where the Georgian box pews are found facing in different directions. There is a three-tiered Jacobean pulpit, and a rood screen adapted for use as a family pew.
St Benedict's is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Haltham-on-Bain, St Benedict's Church
Address: Haltham-on-Bain, Lincolnshire, England, LN9 6JF
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles south of Horncastle on the A153
Website: Haltham-on-Bain, St Benedict's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Dave Hitchborne, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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