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All Saints' Church, Winterton

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Winterton and All Saints’ Church

There is much of interest in All Saints and within our community of Winterton. The town still shows much of its medieval origins and has several handsome Georgian stone houses. All Saints, very large for a rural church, dates from before 1100 and has many interesting features as well as hosting Winterton’s heritage centre.

All Saints is located at the heart of Winterton’s Conservation Area of which it is an integral part. The buildings in this conservation area span several centuries, but they are united by a predominant use of local limestone, brick and tiles.

All Saints’ Church

In the Conservation Area Appraisal completed by North Lincolnshire Council it states “The most important listed building [in Winterton] is the Church of All Saints…. It is listed Grade I.” [Winterton Conservation Area Appraisal – March 2002]. The tower, and high nave roof, can be seen from afar on the approach roads to Winterton and from footpaths across the shallow valley to the south. The central location of the church on the south facing slope above the market place provides a beautiful backdrop to the town centre. Artists have often painted this view. It is likely that the churchyard is older than any part of the current church building since it is possible, though there is no firm evidence, that an Anglo-Saxon church occupied the site before the present stone building. The church is located close to the site of the former Weir Pond which occupied the centre of Market Street or Weir Hill as it was once known . This large spring-fed pond was filled in and covered over in the 1860s but is likely to have been the site of baptisms in early Christian times. All Saints is large for a rural church and was this size by 1245. The tower was erected about 1080/1090
against an even older stone building. Much of this early medieval fabric remains and has been repaired and re-ordered in the recent £1.8m project which includes a hospitality extension [toilets and commercial kitchen]. It remains an active church which is now also a superb heritage centre and community event venue.

There is so much to see in All Saint’s Church: displays, information, stained glass,  glorious architecture and a Heritage Centre.

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Opening hours:
From 2-4pm every Saturday and on some Wednesdays we are open especially for visitors. Welcome staff are on hand to answer any questions. The church is also open regularly for church services and community activities [see our website for our events programme]

Please note that Churchside is a narrow, one-way street and parking is not possible. Street parking is usually possible on West Street [north of the church].

There are toilets at the church, including disabled, infant and baby change. Public conveniences are located at the lower end of Queen Street.

Accessibility issues:
All Saints is a medieval building but wheelchair access is possible via the South Porch which faces Churchside. While the ground floor of the tower is at a lower level than the rest of the church, all other ground floor areas are fully accessible. The churchyard gate in the south east corner at the Churchside/Queen Street junction has no step or ramp.

Location: Ordnance survey Grid Ref. SE 928186
The nearest bus stop to our church is in High Street. There is the 350 service [Scunthorpe-Hull] as well as
the 55 [Scunthorpe, Appleby, Winterton].

Visiting Winterton
The best way to see Winterton is to use the free Walk Around Winterton leaflet available at the church. It will lead you round the historic core of the town, allow you to see a range of interesting buildings and learn about the local heritage.

all saints church heritage centre

All Saints Church Churchside, Winterton, Scunthorpe, DN15 9TU
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