Church of St Mary, Church Lane, Stow - West Lindsey

A parish church of lofty proportions which includes the transepts and crossing of an early collegiate church, dating from C11. The nave and chancel are C12. There was a major restoration by JL Pearson in 1850-67 when the chancel vaulting was reconstructed. Several re-roofing projects have recently been completed. The church is damp having suffered water ingress through defective roof coverings and underground drainage for many years.

Church of St Mary, Church Lane, Stow - West Lindsey
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1146624
  • Local Planning Authority: West Lindsey
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: West Lindsey
  • Parish: Stow
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gainsborough
  • 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 I, SM