Although it displays a variety of styles and periods, All Saints is primarily 15th century and built in the main from local greenstone. It retains its Norman doorway and the tower boasts some fine gargoyles.
One of the most important examples of Anglo Saxon in Britain and certainly the largest. The church dates from the late 8th / early 9th century.
Welcome to our quintessential English parish church, surrounded by greenery and lovingly cared for. All Saints has been described as 'the church among the trees' and certainly lives up to visitors expectations!
A small church set in the hamlet of Greetham on one of the highest points on the Lincolnshire Wolds, with spectacular views across the rolling hillside. The church is built of greenstone with some original Norman stonework.
The first known reference to the village is in 1070 as Stantona, an enclosed settlement of stoney ground. The Doomsday Book of 1086 refers to Stantune and the name Longstanton was in use in 1282.
Faldingworth, All Saints has been adapted since the 13th century. The Polish Air Force and Royal Air Force served nearby at the former RAF Faldingworth and this is commemorated throughout the church including in a stained glass window and the porch gates.
There has been a building on the site since 1230, when Simon de Tynton was presented by William de Lisures to be the first Rector.
Following the wooded sign that points down a green lane, you emerge at the entrance to a field and the most spectacular view of All Saints church and the Lincolnshire Wolds hills, it is quite breathtaking.
All Saints dates from about 1250AD, and much of that structure remains today. In 1893 the south aisle was added and the west end of the church was extended; the 13th century south door was moved, a consecration cross can be seen on the door jamb. The original bell turret was also replaced. Apart from these changes the church is much as it was when built in the 13th century.
As one of England's largest parish churches, All Saints rivals many cathedrals in size. With its stunning gothic style architecture, the eminent art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described it as 'a church as out of the ordinary for scale as for style'.