On the banks of the River Steeping
Wainfleet All Saints stands on the banks of the River
Steeping and it has a remarkable history.
From miles around you can see the unique 'bottle beer' weather vane
of Bateman's Brewery, established in the town nearly 130 years ago.
This is a family-run brewery, famous nationwide for its award-winning
real ale. Take a look in the Visitors' Centre and explore the progression
of the ale and see one of the biggest collections of bottled beers
in the world.
Nearby, the medieval Magdalen College School houses
a museum, library and café. William Patten known as William
of Waynflete, who was born in the town in 1395, founded this awe-inspiring
building. Having founded the Magdalen College at Oxford, the school
was established to provide scholars for the Oxford College.
John Wesley & Butter Cross
In the Market Place stands a medieval Butter Cross
where John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement preached.
Perhaps the most unusual group of buildings in
the town are the row of houses in Barkham Street. Built in 1847
for the Bethlem Trust, these three-storey terraced rows are similar
in style to those built for the Trust in London, but here, no
effort was made what so ever to style them to fit in with the
surroundings in this small Lincolnshire town.
Cycling and Walking
A series of way-marked cycle and walking routes
in and around Wainfleet give you the opportunity to explore all
around this interesting area.
For further information about the community in the town of Wainfleet
GENERAL INFORMATIONMarket Days: Friday
FAMOUS CONNECTIONSBirthplace of William of Waynflete
SPECIAL INTERESTSThe Butter Cross
Barkham Street houses
Walking and cycling routes