All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire

Address: Saltfleetby, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7TU
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The leaning tower of Lincolnshire

The tall, square tower of this marshland church leans dramatically to the west, as if trying to stretch away from the long, low nave below.

Inside, the church is striking for its light and stillness – it has an air of peace in contrast to its wild, marshy setting.

All Saints is sparsely but beautifully furnished with a gorgeous 15th-century carved screen and two pulpits, one Elizabethan and rustic, the other 17th century from Oriel College, Oxford.

The heavy timbered roof demonstrates the good, honest craftsmanship of Medieval builders.

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Road directions

6 miles east of Louth, off B1200

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (15 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 455 905

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walkround guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconLincolnshire County Guide (PDF, 4.4mb)

 

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Lincolnshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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St Botolph's Church,  Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire

St Botolph's Church, Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire A lovely marshland church Skidbrooke, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7DQ
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St Peter's Church,  South Somercotes, Lincolnshire

St Peter's Church, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire The Queen of the Marsh South Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7BW
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Comments

  1. Andrew Overton (11 Sep 2011, 23:50)

    This is a beautiful church set in the marshland area of Saltfleetby one of Lincolnshires best in my personal opinion. It can be seen from the B1200 with its very distinctive leaning tower peering out in the background, but once you approach this church in reality its a joy to see. A wonderful entrance and setting of gravel pathway and once inside its peaceful aurra can be absorbed. A bright clean spacious church with wonderful chancel and south chapel and interesting carvings and when the bells ring on special event days its just wonderful. Hopefully with more visitors i am sure will become a very popular place for any visitor travelling far and wide. Events are held in this church every so often so well worth keeping a look out, like i did on the whats on on the CCT website.

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Community information for All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby

 

All our Lincolnshire churches are in CCT’s North region.

Useful local links

Visit Lincolnshire tourism website 

Lincolnshire Family History Society 

Lincolnshire Churches Trust 

Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology 

List of churches in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is in the Diocese of Lincoln

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All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There are two steps down into the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.