St Wulfram

LincolnshireGRANTHAMStWulfram(church)1

St Wulfram's slender and graceful spire, distinctively flanked by its four spirelets, would very likely have been the tallest in England when it was built in 1280-1300, and it is still one of the most elegant.

About this church

This was clearly a church of importance by that time, and the pillars in the eastern part of the nave survive from a Norman cruciform church.

Successive centuries, with their differing styles of Gothic, have left their imprint: 13th century doorway and windows in the north aisle; fluid tracery of the 14th century in the windows of the Lady Chapel, and a crypt of the same period; Perpendicular work of the 1480s in the 15th century Corpus Christi Chapel and a lovely 15th century font. The church has essentially changed little since that time.

The gargoyles and corbels on the exterior are a gallery of medieval face pulling.

The chained library of 1598 is still in its original room above the south porch. Founded by Francis Trigge, a farsighted clergyman of the time, it was the first public reference library in the country.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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St Mary

A church at Wilsford is mentioned in Domesday Book, but the building dates to the 11th to 15th centuries, with a restoration in 1860 by Kirk and Parry.

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