All Saints

Lovely 15th century church with an older Romanesque font.

About this church

Although there are entries for Belton on the Isle of Axholme in Domesday Book, there is no record of a church here in 1086. The first record of the church dates from 1145 when Roger de Mowbray granted the living of the church of Belton to Newburgh Priory, an Augustinian house he had founded between 1142 and 1143.

Pevsner dates the font to the Romanesque period, probably based on its lack of ornamentation. However the thorough painting of the font makes it impossible to analyse the surface of the stone, and there is an element of perfection in the clean profile of bowl that, at least to this author, raises a question about a Romanesque date, or at least suggests a recarving of the bowl.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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Epworth Old Rectory

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Holy Trinity

The church dates from the 13th century but little is known about its early history, it underwent a massive restoration 1784 after its original spire fell down.

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