Friday 15 March 2024

Churches (215) : St Mary, Stamford

The parish church of St Mary in Stamford, Lincolnshire dates from the 12th century though the tower is 13th. A notable part of the church is it's 13/14th century north Corpus Christi chapel with it's decorated medieval wagon vault ceiling. The church was rebuilt in the 15th century.

The church's spire has been at risk of collapse for a number of times, work was carried out in 1788 and 1913 to strengthen it. The tower and spire together rise just over fifty metres. The church is made from rubble and limestone ashlar.