St Martin

Nestled within a secluded fold of the Lincolnshire Wolds, offering beautiful views of surrounding farmland.

Withcall, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open daily dawn to dusk.


High Wold
LN11 9RL

The church was built in 1882 by Sir Arthur Blomfield and the foundation stone was laid by Nathaniel Clayton. There is a 14th century octagonal font from the previous church which was nearby.

Emily Tennyson, mother of Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, was baptised here, where her father was rector. Interpretation boards provide more information.

There is also interesting information about a nearby plane crash of two RAF Mosquitos returning from Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Visitors will find inside a display and stained glass dedicated to the church's patron, St Martin of Tours.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • 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 throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of England

Contact information

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St Peter

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