St Lawrence

Fantastic carved figures from Tudor times.

About this church

Nothing about the rather unremarkable exterior of this small Medieval church prepares you for the breathtaking surprise of the interior of this wonderful church. St Lawrence has some of the most spectacular memorial sculptures in Lincolnshire.

The largest, from the 1580s, features lifesize figures of Sir Thomas St Paul and his wife, members of a dynasty of rich lawyer-politicians. Sir Thomas reclines dressed in armour with a gold chain round his neck; his wife lies beside him elegantly dressed with a ruff and headdress.

Round the canopy above kneel their eight children. Gazing on from the wall, propped on one elbow, is his rakish relation Sir George with his wife Frances, both fashionably dressed. Poignantly, in a little alcove below, is the tiny effigy of their only child, Mattathia, who died as a baby.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • 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
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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