Waithe, St Martin's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
As a result, the church is an interesting mix of authentic medieval and Victorian Gothic. The stonework is a striking mix of red and white stones laid in bands, creating horizontal stripes.
The chancel is highly decorated with colourful Minton tiles covering the floor, walls, and even the reredos, in a style that is almost Oriental in richness and intricacy. The stained glass is equally colourful, and the interior has numerous monuments to members of the Haigh family.
The oldest part of the church is the tower, which may well be part of a church at Waithe mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The tower has double-arched belfry openings, each crafted from a single block of stone.
St Martins is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
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About Waithe, St Martin's Church
Address: Church Lane, Waithe, Lincolnshire, England, DN36 5PR
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Five miles south of Grimsby, off the A16
Website: Waithe, St Martin's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Richard Croft, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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