St Michael's Church, Burwell, Lincolnshire

Address: Burwell, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8PR
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Views over rolling countryside

The brick-and-greensand church tower of St Michael’s can be seen on a hillside above the main road and the church has great views over gently rolling countryside.

The walls show clear signs of alterations over the centuries: there was once a south aisle and the near windowless north wall may have been adjacent to monastic buildings.

Prominent inside is the exquisite Norman chancel arch with carved capitals; above it, a Medieval wallpainting depicts a crowned head.

There is also a 17th-century pulpit and some interesting monuments.

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Road directions

5 miles south of Louth on A16

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Thorpe Culvert (14 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 356 797

What’s on & news

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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 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. Sandra Blakebrough (19 Jul 2012, 11:53)

    Lovely little church - lovely medieval wall painting, stone carved dogs and really good entrance to the bells - wood carved figures.

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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 Michael's Church, Burwell

 

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 Michael's Church, Burwell, 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

Access to church is up a steep grass path.

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.