Snarford • St Lawrence


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Nothing about the rather unremarkable exterior of this small medieval church prepares you for the breathtaking surprise of the interior. St Lawrence has some of the most spectacular memorial sculptures in Lincolnshire. The largest, from the 1580s, features life-size figures of Sir Thomas St Paul and his wife, members of a dynasty of rich lawyer politicians. Sir Thomas  reclines, dressed in armour with a gold chain round his neck, his wife lies beside him elegantly dressed with a ruff and head dress.

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Nearby the Jacobean Sir George reclines with his formidable wife Lady France and their only child, the tragic Mattathia.  

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Lady Frances appears again with her second husband, the unsavoury Earl of Warwick.


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

The church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Postcode: LN8 3SLclick here to find on Google Maps

Open:7-8
th May, Saturday 11am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm



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