Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-
"The church of St. Mary, founded in the 11th or 12th century, is a cruciform building of stone, in the Late Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of five bays, aisles, transepts with aisles, south porch and a central embattled tower with crocketed spire, admirably rebuilt in 1787 and containing a clock and 8 bells, dating from 1720 to 1797:
there is also a "Priest's Bell" of the 13th century, inscribed in Longobardic lettering "Symon de Hatfelde me fecit":
the oldest portion of the existing structure consists of the tower piers and arches, the north and south doorways and nave arcades:
of the Early English period are the transept arcades and clerestory of the transept:
the nave clerestory is Decorated:
the chancel retains a double piscina and locker ...
in 1862 the church was restored under the direction of Mr. Edward Browning, architect, when the nave walls and south porch were rebuilt, the arcades repaired, an aisle, now called "the Massingberd aisle," rebuilt on the east side of the south transept, at the cost of a member of that family, once resident here, the floor lowered, and the interior refitted:
the chancel was also entirely rebuilt at the sole cost of the Hon. Charles Cust:
the commnnion table cover, exquisitely wrought, was presented by Mrs. Boothby, widow of the late incumbent:
in 1879 the chancel was restored and the church reseated at a cost of £320, and the centre pane of the east window filled with stained glass, at the cost of the vicar, as a memorial to his mother, Anna Maria Eliza Rowley, daughter of Dr. Adam Clark LL.D. the commentator:
a handsome font was presented in 1881 by the Rev. Thomas Henry Clark M.A. and Mrs. Clark, of Weston-super-Mare :
the church was thoroughly restored 1903-8 at a cost of about £2,000, when a new organ was erected at a cost of £450:
there are 452 sittings"
DB 30 April 2010