St Peter's Church, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire
How to find us
- What's nearby
The Queen of the Marsh
This thirteenth-century church has a tall, slender spire, which for centuries has guided sailors along the Lincolnshire coast, giving the church the nickname of 'The Queen of the Marsh'.
The building is mainly from the thirteenth century, but the tower and spire were added somewhat later, and many windows were inserted in the fifteenth century.
Its spacious interior contains a superbly fifteenth-century font carved with the instruments of the Passion.
This church costs £2370 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page: http://bit.ly/31Vj601
A contribution can also by made by texting "SSO" to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
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.
8 miles north east of Louth, off A1013
Nearest railway station: Cleethorpes (11.7 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.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.South Somercotes St. Peter - Your Church Tour
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