Horncastle area

Discover the wonder of Horncastle’s sacred heritage.

A small area of Lincolnshire, tucked away in the East of the county but brimming with fascination and intrigue. Churches nestling in picturesque villages, hidden hamlets and bustling market towns hide secrets of the area’s history and heritage.

Read stories wanting to be told. Take shelter whilst walking many footpaths that wind their way through the Lincolnshire Wolds, and discover these forgotten churches whilst taking a well earned rest. Be surprised when you open a door to find a treasure trove of stained glass, monument and wonderful carvings.

Take up our challenge and visit all our Great Interpretations churches, you will be glad you did!

Horncastle area

Horncastle churches on our map

St Mary, Kirkby on Bain

Delightful country church with a lovely William Morris Window that is the War Memorial for the village.


Holy Trinity, Tattershall

Lincolnshire’s grandest Perpendicular church, well worth a visit to see its connections with Tattershall Castle, Captain John Smith of Pocohontas fame as well as being home to several hundred bats.


St Mary, Horncastle

Market town church with a fantastic mixture of different styles and many interesting features to discover.


St Lawrence, Revesby

Fragments of the medieval Revesby Abbey can be found inset in the walls of St Lawrence church in the tiny hamlet of Revesby, home of Victorian botanist, Sir Joseph Banks.


St Andrew, Minting

Built close to the site of a Benedictine priory in the beautiful village of Minting, one of the few ‘thankful villages’ in the UK, where all the young men from the parish who went fought in the First World War returned safely.


St Peter & St Paul, Belchford

Discover why in the 1100s up until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the church was divided into two, with two priests and two livings.


St Margaret, Hemingby

The dominating red clock is the first thing you notice on the church as you drive towards the village, created in 1787, it has a remarkable story to tell.


All Saints, Mareham on the Hill

With the most breath taking views of Lincolnshire, this humble church with 12th century origins has the most unusual double decker pulpit and box pews.


All Saints, Greetham

Small church with impressive proportions, set on one of the highest points in the Lincolnshire Wolds with impressive views.


St Andrew, Fulletby

Explore the life and times of Henry Winn, Victorian poet who took much inspiration from the countryside and landscapes of the Lincolnshire Wolds.


St Oswald, Rand

Overflowing with monuments in brass and stone, the church is named after Oswald who was King of Northumberland from 634 till his death.


St Margaret, Langton with Old Woodhall

One of many Interesting features worth viewing is the font pedestal which is carved stone from the ceiling of Kirkstead Abbey, and the bowl is Barnach stone, originating from the lost church of St Lawrence in Horncastle.


All Saints, Wragby

A fine Victorian town church with pretty stained glass representing ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’.


St Leonard, Kirkstead

Built as a chanty chapel in the early 13th century, it is thought to house two length of 13th century oak arcading which is believed to be from the rood screen and therefore probably the oldest in the country.


All Saints, Snelland

Charming and atmospheric, Thomas Retford, one time vicar, was one of many clergy who gave their lives to support The Lincolnshire Rising, a righteous stand against Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries.


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Great Interpretations

The churches listed here were part of our Great Interpretations 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.


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