St James, Church Street, Spilsby

St James, Church Street, Spilsby, East Lindsey, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5DU View on map

Grade I listed parish church founded in 1348 as a college of priests by Lord Willoughby. Late 14th century, early 16th century. Chancel rebuilt, south aisle added and church re- faced in Ancaster stone in 1879. Many notable monuments and memorials, several in the Willoughby Chapel, the oldest part of the church include stone effigies of John, 2nd Baron Willoughby and his wife, Joan, d.1348 and alabaster tomb effigy of John, 3rd Baron of Willoughby, distinguished in battle of Poitiers in 1356, d.1372. In the nave at the west end a white marble tablet to Capt. Sir John Franklin, Arctic navigator and explorer, born at Splisby 1786 and died at sea in 1847.


Opening Arrangements

All year: daily 8am - 5.30pm.


A16, B1195 in the town centre on the corner of Church Street and Boston Road. Rail: Skegness (Approximately 12 miles). Bus: Roadcar No 6 (Lincoln to Skegness), Brylaine buses coastal to Boston (Approximately 20 miles).

Parking Spaces


Restricted road side parking

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes