St Helen

The church contains several interesting memorials to the Alington family, of nearby Swinhope Hall, who for many generations have been associated with the parish.

Swinhope, Lincolnshire

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Swinhope Road

The north side of the chancel has a monument to Frances Alington who died of a broken heart after the death of her betrothed, in 1828, aged just 28. It features a white marble monument on a black marble field, and a weeping angel with dipped torch. It was created by E Gaffin.

Dating from the early 13th century, this Grade II listed church consists of a west tower and porch, nave and baptistry, a rectangular chancel and a north vestry. The plain drum font is medieval and the 13th century piscina in the chancel is worth a mention.

  • 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

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Church of England

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