St Botolph

The church of St Botolph is of considerable interest since it has indications of building in four different architectural styles over a period of some 900 years.

Saxilby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Daily 9am to 5pm.


Church Lane

The rest of the building appears to be Perpendicular in style dating from between 1350 to 1500. In the north chancel on a tomb chest, lie the figures of a knight and his lady in alabaster. Restored in 1994, it is still a beautiful example of the period and is dated from around 1370. It was brought from the chapel at Ingleby and it is thought that this tomb may have some connection with the d'Aubigny family who lived at Ingleby some 700 years ago. One member of the family, Philip d'Aubigny, went to the Holy Land at the time of the crusades. He died in Jerusalem in 1236. The font is a 15th century octagonal bowl carved with the coat of arms of Blake, Pigot and Bigod. Near the font is displayed a rare treasure, copies of manuscript sheets of music over 500 years old, consisting of a setting of the Creed in Latin in a curious notation. The originals are now in the County Archives.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Hugh

Sturton by Stow, Lincolnshire

St Hugh's is a building designed by one of the leading church architects of the Victorian period, John Loughborough Pearson.

St Peter & St Paul

Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire

On this site Katherine Swynford, mistress of John of Gaunt, lived and worshipped, come and find our about their famous love affair and court scandal at the Katherine exhibition.

St Luke

North Carlton, Lincolnshire

The antiquarian sixth Baron Monson visited this church in September 1828 and found two Monson monuments within this 'very neat, small edifice'.