St Peter's Church, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire

Address: South Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7BW
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The Queen of the Marsh

This 13th-century church has a tall, slender spire, which for centuries has guided sailors along the Lincolnshire coast, giving the church the nickname of 'The Queen of the Marsh’.

The building is mainly 13th-century, but the tower and spire were added somewhat later, and many windows were inserted in the 15th-century.

It's spacious interior contains a superbly 15th-century font carved with the instruments of the Passion.

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Road directions

8 miles north east of Louth, off A1013

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (11.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 416 938

What’s on & news

News

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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Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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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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All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire The leaning tower of Lincolnshire Saltfleetby, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7TU
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Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Bellamy (31 Jul 2011, 16:10)

    My father was vicar here during the war years. He was vicar of North Somercotes, but also ministered to Grainthorpe, South Somercotes and Connisholme.

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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

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Community information for St Peter's Church, South Somercotes

 

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

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

St Peter's Church, South Somercotes, 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.