St Nicholas

Beautiful greenstone Perpendicular church nestling on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds containing a large number of grotesquely carved heads around all the arches including the chancel arch.

Partney, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open by arrangement.


Sausthorpe Road
PE23 4PX

The oldest parts of the present building date from the first half of the 14th century. Its finest features are the capitals of the pillars on the south side of the nave. The church was thoroughly restored around 1860. The nave and aisles were completely rebuilt, though much of the existing stonework was used again, and a new porch was added.

The churchyard contains grandfather, father and son oak trees! The ivy covered oak opposite the porch and near to the churchyard wall is said to be a thousand years old whilst its grandson nearby is a mere youngster, having been planted in 1835!

The churchyard contains a stone commemorating the marriage in the church of Matthew Flinders, the first circumnavigator of Australia, to Ann Chappelle on 17th April 1801. The weathervane also recognises the link with Flinders, being shaped as a sailing ship.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Mary

Hundleby, Lincolnshire

It may come as a surprise to you that St Mary's is only about 150 years old.

St Benedict

Candlesby, Lincolnshire

The current church was built by ED Rainey of Spilsby in 1838 and replaced an earlier church which had become derelict.