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    ***** Outstanding
    **** Excellent
    *** Good
    ** Quite interesting
    * Not very interesting but worthy of inclusion

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    4 May be open for long periods, but best to check beforehand
    3 Uncertain opening times
    2 Closed for all or most of the time other than for services
    1 Closed at all times

Site: St Benedict
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Associated Trust: Churches Conservation Trust
Period: Norman, 14th Century, 18th Century

Features: Aisles, Chancel area, Coat of arms, and wall biblical text, Doorways, E window, Nave area, Pews, Pulpit, Screens, Tympanum

Location: 3 miles ENE of Woodhall Spa on the A153.

Opening Times: Open daily


Description:

Features of note in this now redundant church are the curved first half of the 14th century, Decorated, E window; the eroded Norman tympanum over the S door; the nave, chancel and small N aisle, sufficient in size only for the rector, squire, tenant farmers, their workers and a few others; an extraordinary parclose screen; and behind this the pews of the Dymoke family; the simple medieval seats in the rest of the church; an 18th-century three-decker pulpit and tester; the painted arms of Charles I; and a biblical text at the back of the church. All is decrepit, but it has a powerful ability to stimulate the imagination regarding country worship in a past age.

Address: Haltham-on-Bain, Lincolnshire, LN9 6JF
Rating: ***

Open: 5