St Helen

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

About this church

A memorial to Captain Edward Dymoke, who was the champion of George II, is sited inside the church. His helmet and breastplate are above the tablet high on the arch. The inscription reads 'To the memory of Captain Edward Dymoke, cousin of Lewis Dymoke of Scrivelsby. Champion to king George 2nd. Interred March 5th 1749. Also John Dymoke Gent, nephew of the above. Interred July 27th 1745'.

Outside, to the northeast of the chancel is a headstone to two travellers, Tyso Boswell and Edward Hearn. Sadly, both were killed by lightning on the eve of the Horncastle fair in 1831.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

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

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St Helen

Sited in the pretty village of East Keal on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, St Helen's still retains its medieval charm.

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