St George's Church, Goltho, Lincolnshire

Address: Goltho, Wragby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5JD
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WARNING: This church is currently closed until further notice due to fire damage and is unsafe to enter.
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A Tudor chapel by a lost village

The charming red-brick chapel of St George stands alone amid acres of corn and oilseed rape with only a few trees for company.

It is situated beside one of Lincolnshire’s lost villages – an old Saxon settlement long since buried. The name 'Goltho’ is said to be Saxon for 'where the marigolds grow’.

Inside, the church has an atmosphere of calm and simplicity, with rustic wooden pews, an altar screen and a simple two-decker pulpit.

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Road directions

11 miles east of Lincoln, off A158 and 2 miles from Wragby; travelling from Lincoln the road to Goltho is signposted on the right of the A158, 1 mile from Wragby; after 0.5 miles the church can be seen to the left

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Market Rasen (7.5 miles). Bus route numbers A2/8273/T19.

OS Reference No.

TF 116 775

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06/01/14 We would like to warn all our volunteers and visitors to take care when visiting our churches due to the…

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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.

 

 

 

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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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Comments

  1. JJMurphy (06 Apr 2012, 19:50)

    a beautiful church which i love to visit

  2. Margaret osborne (21 May 2013, 19:44)

    Yes, I have visited there several times, and yesterday went with my local Trefoil Guild. We had a lovely time investigating it all, it is so peaceful there.
    Why must I type the black letters, which I can never read anyway?

  3. Jenny Fox (21 Oct 2013, 10:11)

    How sad. I wish I had seen the inside. We stopped and looked at the outside for the first time just a few weeks ago.

  4. Matthew (22 Oct 2013, 10:47)

    This was a beautiful church. I enjoyed visiting there regularly for some quiet contemplation. It is so sad that the fire has destroyed this tranquil spot. I do hope that there will be an effort to restore what is left back as close as possible to what has sadly been lost.

  5. Ian Lacy (23 Oct 2013, 16:12)

    How sad to see it 2 days the fire had totally destroyed the roof and interior

  6. Frank Robinson (31 Oct 2013, 20:40)

    A lovely church that I have visited many times on my walks in the area. Very sad to see the devastation caused by the fire.

    Could something worthwhile come from this? Is there now an opportunity for an archaeological investigation in and around the church?

  7. Susan Payne (23 Nov 2013, 18:26)

    My husband and I visited the church for the first time on 29 September, the highlight of a fabulous autumnal walk. We felt so privileged to be able to enter and experience the calm within. It was such a shock to hear that it had been burned down just three weeks later. A real loss and awful for the volunteers who have cherished it so.
    I have some photos on flickr if anyone want to see the church as it was in its last few weeks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/researchwell/

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Community information for St George's Church, Goltho

 

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St George's Church, Goltho, 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 easy access into church via a ramp.

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.