St Barbara's Church, Haceby, Lincolnshire
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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.
A pair of eccentric churches
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
Visitors with mobility difficulties may need assistance. There is a grass path to church and a hard gravel path through the churchyard, with one step down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
8 miles east of Grantham signposted to the right off A52; follow the road 1 mile to the church on the left
Nearest railway station: Rauceby (5 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Haceby St. Margaret - Your Church Tour Lincolnshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Lincolnshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information