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St Margaret

Delve a little into the history behind this small village in Lincolnshire and you will soon find its hugely important link to America.

Thimbleby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

The church is undergoing major restoration and is due to reopen in September 2018.


Dawber Lane

You’ll rarely find yourself in a Lincolnshire village that has houses older than the village church but in this case it is true. The mud and stud thatch cottages in this village were the blueprint for the very first  houses built in Jamestown America in 1607, not only that but probably built by the same carpenter as well.

St Margaret’s has had a couple of rebuilds since Norman times. Firstly in 1744 and then again in 1879 which is what we see today. It’s primarily built of Greenstone and is in the ‘English Decorated’ style.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Helen

Edlington, Lincolnshire

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

St Margaret

Langton by Old Woodhall, Lincolnshire

St Margaret's at Langton was much restored also in 1890 though a little medieval stonework remains in the north aisle, visible from outside if you cannot get in.

St Mary

Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Built in the 13th century, the oldest part is the low tower which is surmounted by a small spirelet that is completely out of proportion with the rest of the building!