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Lincolnshire Coast

Discover the wonder of the Lincolshire Coast's sacred heritage.

From the Humber estuary to the Wash, Lincolnshire's coastline provides over 30 miles of golden sandy beaches before reaching the salt marshes in the south of the county. Large impressive churches proudly stand and vie to be the 'Cathedral of the Marsh whilst others speak of storms and floods devastating their foundations and causing them to be rebuilt inland on firmer soil. 

All our coastal churches share the close proximity to seaside towns and villages offering a friendly welcome to thousands of holiday makers annually, yet all are unique and inviting, and offer a glimpse of the changing coastline, landscapes and communities of this most rural part of Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Coast

Lincolnshire Coast churches on our map

St Mary, Marshchapel

One of the finest Perpendicular church interiors in all the coastal churches with its carved chancel roof angels, rood screen, pulpit, font cover and carved pew poppies.


St Mary, North Somercotes

One of the 'Marshland Churches', St Mary's has many medieval artefacts worthy of a visit including a huge church chest dating to 1675, an incised floor stone and coffin lid and a very impressive ancient carved font.


St Helen, Theddlethorpe

Theddlethorpe boasts two churches and whilst St Helen's may lack the grandeur of neighbouring All Saints, it does contain an exquisite medieval reredos built of Caen stone.


St Mary, Mablethorpe

During the drought of 1976 severe shrinking of the clay bed caused cracking to the structure necessitating a rebuilt which is commemorated in a delightful stained glass window.


St Peter, Anderby

Charming Georgian brick church with its attractive chancel and stained glass is situated just two miles east of Anderby Creek with its unspoilt beaches, miles of golden sands and stunning views out to sea.


St Nicholas, Addlethorpe

Locally known as the 'Cathedral of the Marsh' due to its sheer size and commanding position, its crowning glory is the 600 year old Angel Roof adorned with winged angels, green men and many other curious carvings.


St Margaret of Antioch, Huttoft

This 13th century gem seems to collect new treasures every century, from medieval stone carvings to a dramatic canopied font, painted reredos to carved rood screen, an old barrel organ to a funeral pyre, the list is endless.


St Peter, Thorpe St Peter

Originally a much larger church, St Peter's has been reduced in size somewhat over the years, yet it still retains one of the best examples of an Early English font in all of Lincolnshire.


St Peter & St Paul, Ingoldmells

During WWII Butlins holiday camp was named HMS Royal Arthur and today the church has a Royal Arthur chapel with a memorial stained glass window.


St Mary, Hogsthorpe

A fine medieval marshland churches built of sandstone from the Lincolnshire Wolds and having connections with the wealthy Willoughby family.


All Saints, Croft

A beautiful 13th century church with a striking Jacobean pulpit and canopy and a delightful chancel screen heavily carved with birds and other creatures.


St Clement, Sutton on Sea

Brick built St Clement's with its incredible leaning tower has an amazing plaque near the nave, marking the height of the 1953 flood waters and the damage they caused.


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Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Festival

The churches listed here were part of our Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Festival project, made possible with the generous donations of National Lottery players.

An annual celebration of rich architecture, heritage, beautiful tranquillity and welcoming in the first two weekends in September.

Discover amazing places to eat, sleep and visit along the Lincolnshire Coast.

Step back in time and discover history and heritage aplenty from Roman ruins to Norman gems and Tudor palaces to Victorian splendour.