St Helen

St Helen's is a Grade II* listed church which dates back to the 13th century and has some interesting medieval pew ends (poppy heads) and a bell dating from 1490 on the base of the tower floor. It is well worth visiting this beautiful church.

About this church

The north arcade and part of the north aisle survive from the 13th century, with a 14th century south arcade. The tower is largely perpendicular. Restoration of the church was carried out in 1853 by architect James Fowler of Louth. It was at this time that the roof of the nave was lowered and the clerestorey windows removed. There is a 15th century octagonal font. A bell dating back to 1490 sits on the base of the tower floor; it was lowered here in 1939 because it was cracked and replaced with another one.

The chancel was rebuilt in 1830 and 1881. It was re roofed in 1996. The nave and north and south aisles were reroofed in 2002 and the nave ceiling was replaced in 2004. Major work was undertaken on the tower roof in 2008.

Of particular interest in the church are the medieval pew ends, some of which have recently undergone conservation treatment at Lincoln University and are on display in the north aisle.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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A place of worship has stood on the site for 900 years although the present building, built of local greenstone, is mainly 14th century.

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