Carlton-le-Moorland – St. Mary’s Church


This Grade I listed church in the Lincolnshire village of Carlton-le-Moorland has elements dating from as early as the eleventh century and reference was made to it in the Domesday Book. The bulk of the structure today is from the sixteenth century rebuild and the 1890 reconstruction overseen by C Hodgson Fowler.


Being very different in design, the chancel’s roof dates from the sixteenth century and the nave’s roof dates from the nineteenth century. The church wasn’t open when we visited, but the listed building record notes that screen is from the the fifteenth century, the wooden pulpit from the eighteenth century and the pews are from the nineteenth century. There are tablets inside the church which are memorials to the Disney family, dated 1595 and 1611.



Some of the church graffiti.


The church’s lychgate was unveiled in October 1920, built at a cost of £174 to commemorate those villagers who had lost their life during the First World War.


Located outside of the church, this is one of the fountains which were placed around the local area.