St Martin's Church, Waithe, Lincolnshire

Address: Church Lane, Waithe, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN36 5PR
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A fantastically colourful interior

St Martin’s, with its beautiful square tower, dates back to the 11th-century.

The building is a fascinating combination of Romanesque work and Victorian Gothic. It was restored exquisitely in 1861 by noted local architect James Fowler for the Haigh family (local landowners).

The wonderfully colourful interior has elaborately patterned Minton tiles on the floor, walls and reredos, stunning stained glass and a number of monuments to members of the Haigh family.

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Road directions

5 miles south of Grimsby, just off the A16

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (5.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

TA 283 007

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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 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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Comments

  1. Chris Stafford (16 Feb 2012, 21:52)

    The recent restoration is extensive and extremely well done, the fine Minton tiling gleams everywhere and the stained glass, from Powells and Ward & Hughes positively sparkles with a diamond like sharpness, fabulously impressive to see.

    The 1861 Fowler restoration was almost like a total rebuild, excluding the tower of course. There are several display boards in the S transept entrance area, the pictures of the church prior to the CCT clean up give some idea of the work undertaken here, well done CCT.

  2. Andrew Everard (27 Aug 2012, 23:39)

    Gloriously restored and well worth a visit. The Minton tiles and the stained glass windows are wonderfully vibrant. A very interesting church and feels like it is in use. Ensure you turn on the ligts and allow for a few minutes to warm up to get the full effect.
    Information boards are clear and full of interesting facts.

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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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Community information for St Martin's Church, Waithe

 

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.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Martin's Church, Waithe, 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.

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.