St Barbara's Church, Haceby, Lincolnshire

Address: Haceby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG34 0EG
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A heavenly church with a painting of hell

This remote church is sited on lonely uplands that drop away to the Fens. Nothing remains of Haceby Village save the old church of St Margaret and some grass-covered mounds.

Built after the Norman Conquest, the church has been altered and added to many times over the centuries though a rare Norman arch inside the church survives.

Above the arch, a comparatively modern wallpainting of the Royal Arms of Queen Anne overlay a Medieval wallpainting that vividly depicts sinners being pitchforked into the flames of hell in a Doom.

The rest of the church, in contrast, has an air of sweetness and light, especially on sunny days.

An audio tour for Haceby is available to listen to by clicking on the Image Gallery tab above. Alternatively, you can download the audio tour from the link, to your personal audio device.

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Road directions

8 miles east of Grantham signposted to the right off A52; follow the road 1 mile to the church on the left

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Rauceby (5 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 030 361

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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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  1. Anonymous (07 Mar 2012, 19:53)

    This is a really welcoming and airy church. Makes a rewarding visit in an area of Lincolnshire rich in small stonebuilt villages with beautiful churches.

  2. Connie Michelson (08 Sep 2013, 16:34)

    I am from Canada and visited this church in 2010. It was the home of my 5 x Grandparents. They are buried in the Haceby church yard. Mary Michelson (D 1878) was the wife of my grandfather Richard Michelson. It is such a beautiful church and lovely little hamlet. I am obsessed with trying to find more information about Haceby and the Michelsons. I have since found 3 of their daughters buried there too but long to know who the others are that are buried along side the other Michelsons. The writing on the grave stones in illegible.

    I look at the pictures of the church and imagine what life was like for all the Michelsons that were christened, married, burrried there. I love this little hamlet of Haceby. Thank you for preserving the church. Any information you may have on the hamlet or church would be greatly appreciated.

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Community information for St Barbara's Church, Haceby

 

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Lincolnshire Family History Society 

Lincolnshire Churches Trust 

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List of churches in Lincolnshire

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St Barbara's Church, Haceby, 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

Visitors with disabilities may need assistance. There is a grass path to church and a hard gravel path through the churchyard, with one step 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.