St Leonard

Visitors are often surprised to discover an unusually life like monument in the church to Sir Adrian Scrope who lived in nearby South Cockerington Hall in the 16th century.

South Cockerington, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open daily 10am to 4pm.


St Leonards Lane
South Cockerington
LN11 7EF

Sculpted out of white alabaster it is almost certainly the work of Epiphanius Evesham (1570-1633), a major English sculptor. Sir Adrian appears to be very dignified, listening attentively to the service and much at ease on top of his tomb located in front of a fifteenth century rood screen.

The Scrope family were favourites with royalty and are even mentioned in three Shakespeare plays; Henry V, Richard II and Henry IV. 

St Leonard’s is an early 14th century building situated among the farms and houses of the village.

  • 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

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2008

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2011

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

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