Historic Sites in the Care of the Trust
Sites managed by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire
Heritage Lincolnshire manages the Knights Templar site at Temple Bruer on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council. Temple Bruer was once one of the wealthiest Templar preceptories in England. The surviving 12th century tower originally formed part of the Templar church.
The 12th century tower is one of a pair of towers that was once attached to the chancel of the circular-naved Templar church. It is one of the few Templar sites still to have standing remains and its importance is recognised by the fact that it is a Scheduled monument and a Grade I listed building.
The Trust has recently republished Dennis Millsís excellent book The Knights Templar in Kesteven. The book has been out of print for some time and the updated edition has revised maps and illustrations. Copies are available from the Trust. See the Publications page for details. The republication has been made possible by a grant from Lincolnshire County Council.
Also planned for Temple Bruer is a new scheme of interpretation. WREN funding has been secured to provide two new interpretation boards to explain the history and archaeology of the site, and work will begin on these shortly.
The tower is open from dawn until dusk all year round.
Car Parking and Access
Temple Bruer preceptory is situated at Temple Farm which is accessed from the lane running between the A15 and Welbourn. It is approached via the farm track and car parking is available immediately beyond the tower on the left of the track.
There are no toilet or refreshment facilities. There are information boards on the site.
For your safety
- Please take care as historic sites can be hazardous. There are steps up into the tower and a spiral staircase to the first floor.