Believed to be 14th century this Grade I listed church set in the village of Willoughby, has links with the life of John Smith, founder and President of Virginia USA. In the bell tower is Pevsner's 'wonderfully primeval ladder'. Photo by J Hannan-Briggs
The only thatched church in Lincolnshire, built from the remains of Markby Priory. Today the interior of the church still bears traces of its history, including the Norman dog-toothed decoration on the chancel arch, the former oak cross beam rescued from the roof bearing a date of 1611 and the ancient font from the old parish church. Photo by Explore Churches
Birthplace of Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207 - 1228 and central figure in the drafting and signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. Sympathetic to the rebel Barons' cause he influenced many clauses in the document and was in attendance at Runnymede, witnessing King John sealing the Magna Carta. Photo by Push Creativity
Stainfield St Andrews celebrates the rich heritage of this beautiful Queen Anne church, built on the site of an early12th century Benedictine nunnery, now medieval parkland in the Lincolnshire Limewoods. Photo by Push Creativity.
St Lawrence is a large grade I listed church, originally built around 1434. The church has close associations with Bardney Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 697 by King Ethelred of Mercia. Photo by explorechurches.org.
This small village church was built as a temporary structure in 1898 by the villagers and the local carpenter Richard Turner, standing on a concrete base with stones from Bardney Abbey in its foundations. Photo by Push Creativity.
This grey stone church is dedicated to St Oswald, whose noble example and devoted labours had done so much to secure the establishment of Christianity in the north of England. Photo by explorechurches.org
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