St George's Church, Goltho, Lincolnshire
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A Tudor chapel by a lost village
The charming red-brick chapel of St George stands alone amid acres of corn and oilseed rape with only a few trees for company. It is situated beside one of Lincolnshire's lost villages - an old Saxon settlement long since buried. The name 'Goltho'; is said to be Saxon for 'where the marigolds grow'.
Inside, it previously boasted an atmosphere of calm and simplicity, with rustic wooden pews, an altar screen and a simple two-decker pulpit. Sadly however, the chapel was the victim of a heart-breaking fire in 2013 and currently remains closed.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Fantastic carved figures from Tudor times
This church is currently closed due to fire damage and is unsafe to enter.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
11 miles east of Lincoln, off A158 and 2 miles from Wragby; travelling from Lincoln the road to Goltho is signposted on the right of the A158, 1 mile from Wragby; after 0.5 miles the church can be seen to the left
Nearest railway station: Market Rasen (7.5 miles). Bus route numbers A2/8273/T19.
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.Goltho St. George - 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.
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