Church of St Swithin, Free School Lane, Lincoln - Lincoln

Built in the 1860s-70s by James Fowler of Louth and considered by Pevsner to be 'without doubt his most important church'. In the Early English style. Repairs to the chancel roof and parapet gutters and high level stonework were completed in 2013 and a medieval sculpture on the east gable was conserved. However, there is still extensive wall stonework decay and the condition of the chancel windows is still a major concern. The parish is keen to undertake repairs and is actively fundraising.

Church of St Swithin, Free School Lane, Lincoln - Lincoln
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST SWITHIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1388543
  • Local Planning Authority: Lincoln
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Swithin
  • Street Name: Free School Lane
  • Locality: Lincoln
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: Lincoln
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lincoln
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA