St Barbara's Church, Haceby, Lincolnshire

Haceby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG34 0EG
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You can now help support the work of the Churches Conservation Trust in caring for St Barbara's by text:

To donate £5 please send HAC to 70970

To give £10 please send HAC to 70191


A heavenly church with a painting of hell

This remote church is sited on lonely uplands that drop away to the Fens. Nothing remains of Haceby Village save the old church of St Margaret and some grass-covered mounds.

Built after the Norman Conquest, the church has been altered and added to many times over the centuries though a rare Norman arch inside the church survives. Above the arch, a comparatively modern wallpainting of the Royal Arms of Queen Anne overlay a Medieval wallpainting that vividly depicts sinners being pitchforked into the flames of hell in a Doom.

The rest of the church, in contrast, has an air of sweetness and light, especially on sunny days.

An audio tour for Haceby is available to listen to by clicking on the Image Gallery tab above. Alternatively, you can download the audio tour from the link to your personal audio device.