St Helen

Built of local greenstone, the church of St Helen is a Grade II listed church originating in the 12th century.

About this church

Much of it was rebuilt in 1859 by Victorian architect James Fowler, but it still retains its Norman tower arch and Early English font. Together with the churchyard it is probably seen at its best during the annual Snowdrop Festival held in February.

On the A158 approach to Edlington and St Helen’s Church, you may be mistaken by what you see at the junction. Time it right in an evening and the light will be just right to catch a glimpse of this scoundrel's face. Yes, you will have just seen the Edlington Pirate. For 18 years he has presided over the A158, to the amusement of holidaymakers on their way to the coast. Having his own Facebook page, this pirate is becoming a true celebrity for Edlington!

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • 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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Delve a little into the history behind this small village in Lincolnshire and you will soon find its hugely important link to America.

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St Margaret's at Langton was much restored also in 1890 though a little medieval stonework remains in the north aisle, visible from outside if you cannot get in.

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St Margaret

The first view one has of the village is that of the tower of the greenstone church of St Margaret with its dominating red clock. Created in 1787 by horologist Edmund Howard, the long drop clock is truly a remarkable piece of engineering.

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