Contact Details

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

Tel. 01507 525 600

Scamblesby with *Cawkwell

Scamblesby with *Cawkwell

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The church, dedicated to St. Martin, stands on the brow of a wooded hill.  There has been a church on this site since medieval times and it has been rebuilt twice.  The current building was completed in 1893 and easily seats 100 people.  It is in good condition and well cared for. 


Regular services are held in the church as part of the parish rota of services as well as hosting termly services organised by the primary school.  The churchyard is well-maintained with an area set aside for the burial of ashes.  Up-to-date plans for both the churchyard and the Garden of Remembrance are available. There are wonderful views to both south and east from the churchyard.  Ample, level, car-parking is available with easy wheelchair access to the church.  The church is locked when not in use but keys are readily available. 


There is also an active Methodist Chapel in the village.   Congregations share worship services on a regular basis.


There is no church building in CAWKWELL.


Scamblesby is situated in the Bain Valley in the Lincolnshire Wolds midway between Louth and Horncastle in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views of the Wolds.  It is the second largest village in the parish. 


Most of the houses are detached dwellings, some dating back to the 1600s.  There are also some newly built houses, again mostly detached, with a total of 120 buildings.  There is a good Church of England Primary School serving the surrounding area, a frequently used Village Hall and one pub.  A mile away is the busy motorcycle-racing track of Cadwell Park which, in the season, supports the bed and breakfast establishments in the village and offers some seasonal work. 


The approximate adult population is 210, many of whom have lived in the village for their entire lives, whilst others have been attracted to the village by the excellent school.  The majority of the population are retired people, some of whom have moved into the village from other areas of the country.  Those here who work either travel to their employment or work from home. 


Scamblesby is surrounded by good, well-managed arable farmland with an abundance of hedges and trees and good footpaths for walkers.  The Viking Way long distance footpath goes through the village and brings many walkers. 


Churchwarden details can be found in the 'Who' section.


Peter Myers on 07778 307892 and Derek Elmhirst on 01507 343631


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