St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire

St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire

St Peter's Church is the former parish church of Barton-upon-Humber in the north of the county. It is Grade I Listed and is one of the best known Anglo-Saxon buildings.

The former C of E church is now run by the English Heritage and houses an exhibition exploring its history. The dating of the building is somewhat controversial. E.H. date the baptistery to the 9th century and the tower nave of the 10th century. yet some other historical sources give a slightly later date, between the 10th and 11th centuries.

The tower shows typical features of Saxon architecture: walls of rendered rubble, with decorative pilaster strip work, and long and short work. During the early 14th century a cross was constructed in the churchyard and is Grade II listed.

Barton thrived as a town, and was recorded in the Domesday Book housing two mills and a ferry. In the early Norman period, a third storey was added to the tower of St Peter's, using dressed limestone in a Romanesque style.

Address St Peter's Church
32 Burgate
South Humberside
DN18 5HA
Telephone -
Area More information on Barton-upon-Humber