Contact Details

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HW

Tel. 01507 525 600



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The church, dedicated to All Saints, is to be found at the top edge of the village.  The building, consecrated in 1908/9 is small and simple.  There are no facilities, apart from an outside tap.  Structurally the building is sound but some internal repairs and decorating is required.  Occasional services are held during the year but the building is always open to visitors and there is easy wheelchair access.  Parking for about 6 cars is available on the grass verge outside the building.


There are two churchyards.  The new churchyard (surrounding the church building) is maintained on a regular basis and an up-to-date churchyard plan is available.  The original churchyard, situated to the north of the church, is still open for burials.


The small village of Goulceby is located in the Lincolnshire Wolds, midway between Horncastle and Louth with the River Bain running through the village. The most attractive character of the village is its setting within the surrounding countryside and its peacefulness.  The rural feeling is largely derived from the typical country lanes within the village and the views of open countryside from them. 


There are 99 households in the village.  Village children attend  the local primary and secondary school.  The population is largely middle-aged and/or retired.  Most of the properties are detached, built during the 1970s and 1980s.  The village has no amenities and public transport is provided by the Lincolnshire County Council Inter-Connect service.

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