St Mary, Church Lane, Stow

St Mary, Church Lane, Stow, Lincolnshire LN1 2DE View on map

Built in 11th -13th centuries, was the Minster church of West Lindsey. Restored by J L Pearson, architect of Truro cathedral in 1850 - 2 and 1864 - 7. Described as one of the major examples of Anglo Saxon architecture in the country. Many notable Saxon and Norman features and interior contains remnant of early 13th century wall painting showing the murder of Thomas Becket.


Opening Arrangements

All year: daily 8am - dusk.


From Lincoln take A15 north and turn left at Lincolnshire Show Ground onto A1500, then turn right on B1241 to Stow. Rail: Lincoln Centre (10 miles), Saxilby (6-8 miles), Gainsborough (8 miles). Bus: nos. 106 (Lincoln - Gainsborough) and 100 ( Lincoln - Scunthorpe).

Parking Spaces


Roadside parking for 10-15 cars.

Disabled Access

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