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St Helen, Gate Burton, Lincolnshire

(53°20′7″N, 0°44′34″W)
Gate Burton
SK 838 828
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
11 January 1995

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Gate Burton is a village in the West Lindsey district of the county, 4 miles S of Gainsborough and close to the Nottinghamshire border. The church is approached via the drive to Gate Burton Hall, a late-18thc building remodelled by Detmar Blow in 1913. The church was built in 1866 by Sir G. G. Scott and consists of a W tower, nave, and chancel. The only Romanesque feature is the font.


Gate Burton was held by Gunnhvati and Godric in 1066, and by Count Alan of Britanny in 1086. It was assessed at 4 carucates and 1 bovate for geld.





The font is badly preserved, but must originally have been impressive. Nothing about it suggests a date later than the middle of the 12thc. An arcaded font at Middle Rasen church was brought from Gate Burton in 1972.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 197057

Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MLI51370

  1. N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1964, 246.
  1. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 303.