Fulstow church stands in a small village in-between Louth and Grimsby in Lincolnshire
Here’s a guide to it’s history
St Lawrence church in Fulstow was almost entirely rebuilt in 1868 in a style known as Lancet, previously it was Early English.
I did hope to gain access as there is an early 14th century knight and his lady in stone effigy inside, sadly it was locked so I hope to bring you pictures of the cross-legged knight effigy at a later date.
To the left you’ll see a stone carved figure which sits above the door and the churchyard still has its medieval cross base with part of the shaft.
The font is of octagonal design and they also have royal arms on canvas dated 1768.
It has a large bellcote with a single bell which sets it apart from most Lincolnshire churches but it did once have a tower, noted as ‘oddly thin’ by Pevsner. The bells it once contained went to Old Clee and Marshchapel after a collapse.
In an antiquarian book it is, rather brutally, described as
a small mean structure presenting little of interest to the antiquarian !
The parish registers go all the way back to 1586, although Bishop’s transcripts go back to 1561.
The earliest mention I’ve found thus far goes back to 1404 in relation to the Abbey of Louth Park.
A lovely little church and one which seems to have had a structural battle which stretches not only back over the centuries but to this day also if what I read of the roof is correct at the time of writing.
As always with these reports we are very keen to find out more so if you have any information at all related to this church then please do leave a comment - we should love to hear from you.
All the best