Church of St Margaret, Church Lane, Thimbleby - East Lindsey

The church is a rebuilding by James Fowler of 1879, of Spilsby sandstone with Ancaster Limestone dressings. The spire and belfry turret stonework has been seriously eroded by migrating salts. The spire was considered unsafe and dismantled in 2014. The turret stonework is in very poor condition. Ground drainage is not functioning and the rainwater disposal system is inadequate. Repair work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme is due to complete in summer 2019.

Church of St Margaret, Church Lane, Thimbleby - East Lindsey
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1147090
  • Local Planning Authority: East Lindsey
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Margaret
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: East Lindsey
  • Parish: Thimbleby
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Louth and Horncastle
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA