Chapel cross saved, confirms developer

A cross which came from a historical chapel that was demolished in Caistor earlier this week has been saved for the benefit of the community.

St Lawrence’s Chapel, off North Kelsey Road, was built in 1865 to serve the Caistor Union Workhouse. It later served Caistor Hospital.

The chapel was demolished on Tuesday, causing widespread upset to local residents.

Developer Cannon Kirk Homes has permission to erect three dwellings in its place.

Residents expressed a hope, on Facebook and the Citizen, that a cross from the church could be saved for the benefit of the community.

The Citizen relayed the message upon learning of it following a telephone interview with Sales Manager Mandy Lott late on Wednesday afternoon.

It was feared the request would have come too late, but yesterday (Thursday, March 8, 2018), Ms Lott confirmed that a quick-thinking staff member had asked for the cross to be kept.

Ms Lott added that the developer was “more than happy to donate it” to the community.

It is understood the developer will seek public opinion as to what should happen to the cross.

Pictured is the chapel as it was being demolished.



  1. Caroline Scott

    It would be nice to see it in Caistor Heritage Centre

  2. Nick Clifton

    Caistor Heritage Centre is where it should go

  3. Stephanie Dale

    We would be very happy to be the custodian of the cross and display it in the heritage centre. It would make a fitting centre piece for a display about the hospital and workhouse.
    Stephanie Dale
    Centre Manager
    Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre


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