Church viewed from the north.
Kelly's Directory 1930 states "The church of All Saints is a small but handsome edifice of stone chiefly in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, with portions of Norman and Transitional date, and consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, Modern vestry, and an embattled western tower with eight crocketed pinnacles, from within which rises a ribbed and crocketed spire, relieved by two tiers of louvre lights the tower contains 5 bells and a clock, and its lower stage is of very early date and may possibly be Saxon:
the south doorway, with two orders of enriched, arched mouldings, and the font are Norman the latter considered to be the finest in Lincolnshire, is a cylinder, surrounded by an intersecting arcade and stands on a square base, with a shaft at each angle:
the nave was furnished with open oak sittings and other repairs, principally at the expense of the late Charles Mainwaring esq. :
further improvements, including a restoration of the chancel, were carried out in 1864, under the direction of F. C. Penrose esq. architect, mainly as a memorial to the Rev. T. T. Penrose, for 33 years vicar of the parish, and the circumstances of this restoration are set forth in an inscription on brass from the pen of the late Right Hon. Sir J. T. Coleridge kt. chief justice of the Queen's Bench:
there are 200 sittings:
in the churchyard is a monument, surmounted by a cross, erected by the parishioners as a memorial to the men of Coleby who fell in the Great War, 1914-18"
DB 1 December 2020