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St Helen

Built of local greenstone, the church of St Helen is a Grade II listed church originating in the 12th century.

Edlington, Lincolnshire

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The Grove

Much of it was rebuilt in 1859 by Victorian architect James Fowler, but it still retains its Norman tower arch and Early English font. Together with the churchyard it is probably seen at its best during the annual Snowdrop Festival held in February.

On the A158 approach to Edlington and St Helen’s Church, you may be mistaken by what you see at the junction. Time it right in an evening and the light will be just right to catch a glimpse of this scoundrel's face. Yes, you will have just seen the Edlington Pirate. For 18 years he has presided over the A158, to the amusement of holidaymakers on their way to the coast. Having his own Facebook page, this pirate is becoming a true celebrity for Edlington!

  • Wildlife haven

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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