Legsby • St Thomas

Photograph by Richard Croft, source
St Thomas’ is on a delightful high point in the village – medieval in origin it has 15th-century West window and arch and also a Norman font. The Lychgate entrance is dedicated to those who lost their lives in WWI. On show, photographs of treasures that were found in locked safe. See Below

Early Music Group "1685" will be playing for us “music from the baroque and before....”

1685 was the year J S Bach, George Frederick Handel and Domenico Scarlatti all drew their first breath. They will be using crumhorns, viols, lute, recorders, and symphony... .an opportunity for people to get close up to these unusual instruments.


Several treasures from the past were revealed when a safe door swung open that had not been accessed since the 1980s, due to the key being lost. 

These include letters from the Cathedral dated 1950, giving a fascinating insight into repair work.

The letters detail that the Sundial (outside near the door) was repaired for the sum of ten shillings using scrap stones from the Clerestory of the Angel Choir of 1280! 

There's also information on the font, which is described in the St Thomas's Listed Building with these words: "The tub font is early C12 with two orders of cable moulding around the top." The current church custodians believe the font was found in a field in two pieces and was repaired and returned to the church.

Both letters can now be seen framed in the church for festival visitors. 

Postcode: LN8 3QWclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: Sunday 19th May ONLY, 11am-3.30pm.

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