Gilbert de LEKEBURN (or TODWALLE) founded a Priory of Cistercian nuns here shortly before the reign of King John, circa 1150. All the monastic buildings have since disappeared and a more modern mansion built on the site.
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
The church was built about 1380 out of chalk.
The church was thoroughly restored in 1868.
The church seats 240.
The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
There were chapels here prior to 1871 for Wesleyan Methodists and Reformed Methodists. The Primitive Methodists built their's in 1892. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Legbourne is a village and a parish which lies about 138 miles north of London and about 3 miles southeast of Louth. The parish is on the eastern side of the Wolds. This parish covers about 2,220 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
John BEAL has a photograph of the village centre at Ge-org, taken in 2007.
Around 1848, the Great Northern Railway established the first station here with a rail link with another town.
Ian PATERSON has an interesting photograph of a Road Signal relating to the railway, taken in 2008.
The village has a pump in a pinnacled stone structure which was built in front of the church in 1877 by Canon J. OVERTON. The pump was the principal supply of water until water mains came in 1953. The pump is a Grade II listed structure.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the village pump at Ge-org, taken in 2009.
Legbourne Wood is part of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. It is 86 acres of ancient woodland, primarily oak and ash trees with a mix of wildflowers. It is very popular with birdwatchers.