St John the Baptist Church, Yarburgh, Lincolnshire
- What's nearby
A landmark that rose from the ashes
St John's was rebuilt after a fire in 1405 and has a prominent sandstone tower which serves as a local landmark. The roofs and many of the fittings were renewed in 1854 during a restoration by James Fowler of Louth.
The tower is famed for its west doorway, which features superbly detailed carvings of Adam and Eve and the serpent, the Lamb of God and other Biblical themes.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A shared churchyard
There is a step.
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.
5 miles north east of Louth
Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (10.2 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.Yarburgh St. John - Your Church Tour Lincolnshire County Guide
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