All Saints' Church, Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire
- What's nearby
The leaning tower of Lincolnshire
The tall, square tower of this marshland church leans dramatically to the west, as if trying to stretch away from the long, low nave below. Inside, the church is striking for its light and stillness - it has an air of peace in contrast to its wild, marshy setting.
All Saints is sparsely but beautifully furnished with a gorgeous fifteenth-century carved screen and two pulpits, one Elizabethan and rustic, the other seventeenth century from Oriel College, Oxford. The heavy timbered roof demonstrates the good, honest craftsmanship of medieval builders.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
The Cathedral of the Marsh
There are two steps down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles east of Louth, off B1200
Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (15 miles)
History & Further 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.Lincolnshire County Guide 2012
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.
Useful local links:
- Visit Lincolnshire tourism website: www.visitlincolnshire.com
- Lincolnshire Family History Society: www.lincolnshirefhs.org.uk
- Lincolnshire Churches Trust: www.lincolnshirechurchestrust.org.uk
- Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology: www.slha.org.uk
- List of churches in Lincolnshire: www.achurchnearyou.com
- Lincolnshire is in the Diocese of Lincoln: www.lincoln.anglican.org.uk