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Temple Bruer

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.

Take a look at our animated fly-through which brings the medieval preceptory back to life and shows what it may have looked like in the 14th century when it was held by the Hospitallers.

The Trust has recently republished Dennis Millsís excellent book The Knights Templar in Kesteven thanks to a grant from Lincolnshire County Council. 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.


We often organise events at the Tower so please check the website for updates or email to join our mailing list.

Heritage Lincolnshire staff will be on hand to show visitors around the tower during Heritage Open Days on 12th September 2015.

Opening Times

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.



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