St Michael's Church, Burwell, Lincolnshire
- What's nearby
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Views over rolling countryside
The brick-and-greensand church tower of St Michael's can be seen on a hillside above the main road and the church has great views over gently rolling countryside.
The walls show clear signs of alterations over the centuries: there was once a south aisle and the near windowless north wall may have been adjacent to monastic buildings. Prominent inside is the exquisite Norman chancel arch with carved capitals; above it, a medieval wallpainting depicts a crowned head.
There is also a seventeenth-century pulpit and some interesting monuments.
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A pair of eccentric churches
Access to the church is via a steep grass path.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles south of Louth on A16
Nearest railway station: Thorpe Culvert (14 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.Burwell St. Michael - Your Church Tour 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.
Community information for St Michael's Church, Burwell
All our Lincolnshire churches are in CCT's North region.
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