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St Andrew

Standing proud atop the hill and commanding wonderful views from its peaceful setting, St Andrew’s has many outstanding features including the graceful and lofty arches in the nave and the 16 large clerestory windows.

Halton Holegate, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open by arrangement.

Address

Firsby Road
Halton Holegate
Lincolnshire
PE23 5PA

It is not known when a church was first built on this site, but records go back as far as William the Conqueror. A mention of a church is also made in the Domesday book.

There are many richly carved items within the church including a pulpit, reading chairs and oak lectern. Many of the pews are decorated with 15th century carved poppyhead bench heads, depicting animals, birds, flora and fauna. Also a unique wooden screen is carved with the names of former rectors, churchwardens and parish clerks, the earliest dating from 1224.

In 1846 the nave roof was destroyed by a storm and was replaced with the current splendid roof, boasting the carved bosses and ten wooden angel figures.

The stone font located at the back of the nave is very old, and some have thought it might have been here in the earlier church.

In the south aisle there is a stone effigy of a recumbent knight, and it is thought to represent Henry de Halton and is dated around 1350. Alongside is an ancient burial slab and the writings, when translated, read 'Here lies Sir Walter de Bec on whose soul may God have mercy', probably dated around 1250. It is thought this slab is the oldest of any kind in the neighbourhood.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

  • WREN Heritage Fund Grant, £75,000, 2014

  • WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental)  Funds were awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2011

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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