St Michael's Church, Buslingthorpe, Lincolnshire

Address: Buslingthorpe, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN3 5AT
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A relic from a Medieval past

Set in gently rolling countryside, St Michael's Church stands framed by the large trees surrounding the part-moated farm to the east.

This church is one of the few remaining buildings remaining on the site of a deserted Medieval village. Apart from its suqare tower, the church was rebuilt in 1835 in brick.

Unassuming outside it hides treasures within: two extraordinary 14th-century monuments to the local De Buslingthorpe family - one a brass effigy of a knight in armour on a tomb chest, showing clearly the clothes worn in battle at that time.

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Road directions

3 miles south wets of Market Rasen, off A46

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Market Rasen (3 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 079 852

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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. Peter Tappin (13 Jan 2013, 18:24)

    Delightful church though the setting is now somewhat compromised by expensive looking homes. There's a rather special brass depicting Sir Richard de Buslingthorpe which, despite its reported age , shows little sign of wear. Certainly the stone coffin lid shows its age! Close by , near the chancel step, is a fine recumbent effigy of a knight in armour (complete with his nose). There's a remarkable testament to motherhood immediately above this as a memorial tablet records the 12 children born to Charles and Hannah Odling.
    This visit was made on a crisp January day with the slanting sunlight illuminating the buttery yellow brickwork and , blessing on blessings, the church was open!

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Community information for St Michael's Church, Buslingthorpe

 

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Lincolnshire Family History Society 

Lincolnshire Churches Trust 

Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology 

List of churches in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is in the Diocese of Lincoln

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St Michael's Church, Buslingthorpe, 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.