St Mary

As at Long Sutton, the tower here almost stands aside from the main body of the church.

About this church

Like the rest of the church, the tower has a somewhat complex building history, having been started in the 12th century and completed in the 14th. The differing styles of architecture from the different phases can be seen rising up through the tower's stages.

There was a church here in Saxon times, and fragments of that have been found, but the core of the church as it stands today is Norman, with massive piers in the nave and a splendid Norman chancel arch. There are additional Norman features, but these have been changed and adapted through the centuries.

The hammerbeam roof dates from the late 15th or early 16th century, and it, too, has seen many changes, with the result that only three of its original angles now survive.

There is a sumptuous 17th century monument in the church, with effigies of Sir Anthony Irby and his wife Elizabeth surrounded by columns.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings

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

St Mary & St Nicolas

Set in a leafy churchyard in a quiet part of Spalding, this handsome stone church has a fascinatingly complex exterior with numerous elements added at different periods.

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