St Michael

The small church of St Michael dates to at least the 12th century, with evidence of alteration in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, plus a comprehensive restoration in 1860 under the direction of James Fowler, a church architect from Louth.

Newton by Toft, Lincolnshire

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Clay Lane
Newton by Toft

St Michael's is a very simple church composing of a nave, chancel, and south porch, with a bell cote over the western gable. There is a late 13th century window in the chancel and a blocked north arcade from the same period. The unadorned chancel arch is 12th century, but all the interior furnishings date to the Victorian restoration. Flanking the altar are a pair of 14th century effigies. One depicts a woman with her feet resting on a dog, her hands clasped in prayer. An inscription records her name simply as 'Helene'. On the opposite side is an effigy of a male, his feet resting on a woolsack. The inscription states his name as 'William'. But who were these people?

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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