St Andrew

A visit to see this masterpiece of the Decorated style is an exceptional experience.

About this church

St Andrew's is a rare example of a complete 14th century Decorated church.

There is much to see, from the window tracery (note especially the seven light east window and that of the south transept) to the crocketed pinnacles, niches and parapets.

Outstanding carvings are everywhere, including an extraordinary collection of 14th century figurative work. It adorns the south front and south porch, both inside and out, and even the tower, with dozens of statues.

Inside the church, the chief treasures are in the chancel, where yet more carving demands careful attention: this time in the form of piscina, three seat sedilia and a rare Easter sepulchre, all lovingly detailed. The tomb recess is of Richard de Potesgrave, the 14th century rector of Heckington who was responsible for all this amazing work.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

St Denys

St Denys is on the east side of the market place, and is surrounded by fine old buildings from many periods, including the 16th century half timbered vicarage.

St Andrew

Surrounded by its beautiful, historic and thousand year old churchyard, the ancient church is one of the oldest in Lincolnshire.

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