Horncastle, St Mary's

Horncastle St Mary's (photo David Montague)
Standing in the marketplace, this is believed to be the third church built on the site. Completed in c.1160, with the oldest part being the tower.  Nearby are parts of the old Roman wall.  The church has connections with Alfred Tennyson, The Dymoke Family (King’s Champion) and John Franklin.  Points of interest include beautiful stained-glass windows, ten gilded angels in the nave roof, a lepers’ squint, medieval scythes (linked to the War of the Roses or the Lincolnshire Rising) and a previous vicar who became Archbishop of Canterbury. ‘Horncastle Remembers’ exhibition.

Horncastle St Mary's (photo David Montague) during the festival

Opening times:
Saturday 10am–4pm
Sunday 12noon–4pm

Postcode: LN9 5HW

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