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St Michael, Cammeringham, Lincolnshire

(53°19′38″N, 0°34′46″W)
SK 947 821
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
12 January 1995

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Feature Sets

Cammeringham is a village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, 6 miles N of Lincoln. The church, in the village centre, consists of a nave with a W bellcote and a chancel, but it originally had a 12thc N arcade of which Of the two bay, Romanesque N nave arcade, a single pier is still fully visible. There was also a N chapel but that has gone and the blocked 14thc entrance arch is all that remains. Construction is of coursed ironstone and limestone rubble and ironstone and limestone ashlar.


Cammeringham was held in 1086 by Kolsveinn of Lincoln as both Tenant in Chief and Lord of the Manor. It was assessed at 5 carucates and also included 70 acres of meadow. The church was granted before 1126 to the French abbey of Lessay by Robert de Haya and his wife Muriel. Unfortunately it was also granted, along with the manor, to the French Premonstratensian house of Blanchelande early in the reign of Henry II. The resulting dispute was settled by Bishop William of Coutances in favour of Blanchelande in 1192. It was at this time that a small cell was set up here.


Interior Features



The List Description reasonably suggests a date of 1175 for the arcade.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196706

  1. N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1964,

Victoria County History: Lincolnshire, Vol. 2 (1906), 243.