St Nicholas

The parish church was built in the 13th century of local limestone, but most of what we can see today is the result of a comprehensive rebuilding in 1865 by architect James Fowler of Louth.

North Cotes, Lincolnshire

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North Cotes
DN36 5UP

Fowler retained much of the medieval stonework, especially the south doorway and north arcade.

The rather curious font has a bowl from the 13th century, set atop a 19th century base. In the churchyard stands a medieval cross. In the churchyard are 39 war graves, including German, Canadian, Australian, and British service personnel.

Lincolnshire is RAF country, with a wealth of airfields big and small. One of the earliest RAF bases in the county was established outside North Coates in 1916. It was closed after the end of the war, then reopened in 1927 as an Armament Practice Camp. In 1940 it was made into a full airfield again, only to close once more in 1947.

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • 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

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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