Horncastle, St Mary

Horncastle St Mary's (photo Ashley Taylor for ExploreChurches)

The third church built on the site. Completed around 1160, the oldest part is the tower. Nearby parts of the Roman wall. Connections with Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Dymoke family (King’s Champion) and John Franklin. Beautiful stained glass, ten guilded angels in the nave roof, lepers’ squint, medieval scythes (linked to the War of the Roses or the Lincolnshire Rising). 

The Lady Chapel (photo Ashley Taylor for ExploreChurches)

The guilded angels in the nave roof ((photo Ashley Taylor for ExploreChurches)

Families welcome (photo Ashley Taylor for ExploreChurches)

Opening Times 9-10 September
Saturday 10am–4pm
Sunday 12noon–4pm

Postcode: LN9 5HW

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