St Nicholas

Beautiful greenstone Perpendicular church nestling on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds containing a large number of grotesquely carved heads around all the arches including the chancel arch.

About this church

The oldest parts of the present building date from the first half of the 14th century. Its finest features are the capitals of the pillars on the south side of the nave. The church was thoroughly restored around 1860. The nave and aisles were completely rebuilt, though much of the existing stonework was used again, and a new porch was added.

The churchyard contains grandfather, father and son oak trees! The ivy covered oak opposite the porch and near to the churchyard wall is said to be a thousand years old whilst its grandson nearby is a mere youngster, having been planted in 1835!

The churchyard contains a stone commemorating the marriage in the church of Matthew Flinders, the first circumnavigator of Australia, to Ann Chappelle on 17th April 1801. The weathervane also recognises the link with Flinders, being shaped as a sailing ship.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Mary

It may come as a surprise to you that St Mary's is only about 150 years old.


St Benedict

The current church was built by ED Rainey of Spilsby in 1838 and replaced an earlier church which had become derelict.

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