St Peter

The only thatched church in Lincolnshire.

About this church

Markby is unique. It is one of the few thatched churches in England, and the only thatched church in Lincolnshire.

Today the interior of the church still bears traces of its history, in particular in the Norman dog toothed decoration on the chancel arch and the former oak cross beam rescued from the roof which bears a date of 1611. The ancient font, a delightful 13th century rose sculpture and 19th century box pews, which probably belonged to a former church compliment the furnishings of this delightful and most rural of churches.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • Level access throughout
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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