St Edward

St Edward the Confessor is a Grade II Listed church built in 1860-2 by John Dobson of Newcastle as the result of a generous benefactor.

About this church

Prior to 1860 there was a building on the site used for worship, the only evidence of this are traces of Norman foundation having previously been uncovered. There is no mention of a church in Sudbrooke in the Domesday Book. However, it appears that patronage was granted to nearby Barlings Abbey sometime prior to 1322 as in this year the patronage was confirmed to the Canons of Barlings Abbey by Alice, Countess of Lincoln. The patronage was then granted to the Bishop of Lincoln by Barlings Abbey in 1334 where it remains to this day. The interior of St Edwards is largely intact. The apse, where the altar is situated, has an unusual blue-starred painted, vaulted domed ceiling with three stained glass windows surrounding. The pulpit is in the style of a Norman rectangular box, decorated with arcading and standing on a massive singular column. A solitary reminder of the previous church is a fine Early English capital, known locally as the 'Pillar of Salt', which lies on the chancel floor.

Key Features

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

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 Germain

St Germain's church is set in the centre of the quiet village of Scothern, about six miles northeast of Lincoln.

St Hugh

Previous to this church stood The Old Mission Church, an iron building formerly situated in Burton by Lincoln having 'recently been used as an infant school and purchased for £30 in 1897'.

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