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St Cuthbert

St Cuthbert’s is a small church with Norman features, a striking 12th century tower and arches, fascinating glass, memorials and evidence of early wall paintings.

Brattleby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

The church and churchyard is accessible to all and is open at weekends from May to September, with ample parking at the Thorpe Lane entrance.
For further information, or a conducted tour (throughout the year) please contact us.


Thorpe Lane

The tower contains some of the oldest bells in Lincolnshire, two cast in 1450 and the third in 1600. They were restored to electronic chiming condition in 2014, at a cost of £10,000, funded by the village.

The charming, peaceful churchyard with lawns and trees, creates an atmosphere of a bygone era and has ample outdoor seating to 'sit and stare'. The churchyard also contains the shaft of a Saxon Cross of national importance, said to be one of only three in its original position.

The Second World War Commonwealth grave of Canadian pilot Flight Lieutenant Clare Connor and the story of his all too short life will touch your heartstrings. Guy Gibson of Dambusters fame, who was billeted in Brattleby Hall, is said to have played the church organ during the night, when unable to sleep.

Brattleby was also home to a rather influential heroine, often called 'the woman who saved England'. In 1086, the Lord of Brattleby Manor was Colswain. He had a daughter called Muriel who was born at Brattleby in 1105. She married Robert de la Haye and they had a daughter, Lady Nicholaa Del La Haye in 1169. Nicholaa proved to be one of the greatest women of her time, becoming Castellan of Lincoln castle, Sheriff of Lincolnshire and a valued friend of King John. In May 1217 she 'doggedly led the defence of Lincoln Castle during the Battle of Lincoln'.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

Contact information

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