Wednesday 3 July 2024

Cuxwold Church.

 Cuxwold is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Swallow, in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, 4 miles (6 km) east from Caistor and 10 miles (16 km) south-west from Grimsby. In 1931 the parish had a population of 98.[1] On 1 April 1936 the parish was abolished and merged with Swallow.

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

St. Nicholas Church is an 11th Century Grade 11 listed building with an earlier Saxon tower.  Very small but intimate, with some beautiful, interesting features.

Popcorn & I visited it on the 21st of June 2024.

St. Nicholas Church.  The graveyard is immaculately maintained and there are Commonwealth
War Graves here. 

Lovely stonework and Gothic arched window.

The Lincolnshire weather has taken it's toll on this carving. 

The interior is very plain but I find these out of the way churches more appealing than
larger churches or cathedrals.  A large brass oil lamp hangs above the Nave.

The west to east view looking toward the chancel.

And the oil lamp, now converted to electric.

An Arts & Crafts style candle holder.

The small organ will have accompanied many services,
Christenings, marriages and funerals plus others over 
hundreds of years.

Another view to show the inside of that Gothic arched window.  I personally prefer plain
latticed windows to the stained glass ones.

And Popcorn watched on patiently while I took my photo's.

Nikon Z6 ii + 24 - 70mm lens.


  1. What a delightful church, quite beautiful and even elegant in some ways. That light fixture is very interesting and I can imagine a conversion to electric would make it much simpler to use, but it must have been lovely when lighted by oil and that glow it produces. I would like to hear the organ. Popcorn looks very well behaved and patient. I know he loves these adventures. Someone has taken great care with the church and grounds both it seems and you have photographed them beautifully. Take care. Ann K

    1. I'm pleased you liked this post. I enjoy photographing these little churches. Thanks for your comments, always valued, I hope you're managing to cope with the hot weather you folk are having.
      Take care Ann, David.

  2. What a lovely church and hope that Popcorn enjoyed it too. We often pop into these small churches when out walking, they mostly have have a special atmosphere, especially if one else is about. All good wishes ~ Mike.

    1. Thank you Mike, I often find one thing in these little churches that make them special. I this case it was the oil lamp. Take care, David