St Benedict's Church, Haltham-on-Bain, Lincolnshire

Address: Church Lane, Haltham-on-Bain, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6JF
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Light-filled simplicity

A lovely Norman church, with a stunning Decorated east window and a beautifully simple interior.

Look out for the 17th-century pulpit and the unusual Norman carving above the south doorway.

There are also old pews with carved ends in various directions facing the 17th-century pulpit, a screen adapted as a family pew, Royal Arms of Charles I and lovely old tiled floors.

The wooden-fenced churchyard is filled with wildflowers in spring.

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Road directions

4 miles south of Horncastle, on A153

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Metheringham (10.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 246 638

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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 walk round guides we have for this church.








PDF iconLincolnshire County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

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

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  1. Michael A. Lea (25 Aug 2013, 16:50)

    Amongst the graves is that of my great great grandparents, Joseph and Prudence Lea. I hope that all the gravestones at Haltham can be spared the present trend to remove them with the improbable rationale that they are a safety hazard.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for St Benedict's Church, Haltham-on-Bain

 

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

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St Benedict's Church, Haltham-on-Bain, 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 is a 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.