St Peter's Church, Kingerby, Lincolnshire
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Two saints and three knights remembered
Located in the fields at the end of a twisting lane St Peter's is surrounded by trees in the churchyard. It is a peaceful and unspoilt church with an appealing simplicity. The solid rustic tower is from the twelfth century or even earlier, and the rest of the church dates mainly from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The interior is light and airy with honey-coloured stone and a carved seventeenth-century roof.
The windows in the south aisle contain rare and pretty fourteenth-century stained glass showing Saint Catherine with her wheel (looking strongly like a dart board) and Saint Cecilia playing a handheld organ.
The monuments are very special. The two splendid fourteenth-century knights commemorate members of the Disney family. There is exquisite detail in the carving of the armour, belt and sword. An even more extraordinary monument is a slab with a figure of a knight in relief. His head and praying hands at the top, and his feet at the bottom, are separated by an elaborate cross where his lower body and legs would be, and he has long flowing hair.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Light and airy village church
There is one small step into porch. Ramp available into church if required.
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 north west of Market Rasen; turn off the A15 at Caenby Corner roundabout; travel along the A631 towards Market Rasen; after 5 miles turn left on road signposted to Kingerby; church is on the left after 3 miles
Nearest railway station: Market Rasen (4.4 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.Kingerby St. Peter - 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 forSt Peter's Church, Kingerby
All our Lincolnshire churches are in CCT's North region
Useful local links:
- Visit Lincolnshire tourism website: www.visitlincolnshire.com
- Lincolnshire Family History Society: www.lincolnshirefhs.org.uk
- Lincolnshire Churches Trust: www.lincolnshirechurchestrust.org.uk
- Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology: www.slha.org.uk
- List of churches in Lincolnshire: www.achurchnearyou.com
- Diocese of Lincoln: www.lincoln.anglican.org.uk