St Margaret

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

About this church

You’ll rarely find yourself in a Lincolnshire village that has houses older than the village church but in this case it is true. The mud and stud thatch cottages in this village were the blueprint for the very first  houses built in Jamestown America in 1607, not only that but probably built by the same carpenter as well.

St Margaret’s has had a couple of rebuilds since Norman times. Firstly in 1744 and then again in 1879 which is what we see today. It’s primarily built of Greenstone and is in the ‘English Decorated’ style.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • 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

Other nearby churches

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St Helen

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

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St Margaret

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 Mary

Built in the 13th century, the oldest part is the low tower which is surmounted by a small spirelet that is completely out of proportion with the rest of the building!

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