Belleau, Lincolnshire

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Belleau
St.John the Baptist's church, Belleau, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 108133.jpg
Church of St John Baptist, Belleau
Belleau is located in Lincolnshire
Belleau
Belleau
 Belleau shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF402786
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Coordinates: 53°17′09″N 0°06′07″E / 53.285948°N 0.101837°E / 53.285948; 0.101837

Belleau is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Louth, and 4 miles (6 km) north-west from Alford. The Bellau parish includes the hamlet of Claythorpe.

According to the 2001 Census Belleau had a population of 18 in 8 households.[1]

The village name is taken from the spring of the rivulet Eau which rises in the village.[2]

The Grade II listed parish church of Belleau is dedicated to St John the Baptist.[3] The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1862. Near the church are the remains of an old manor house, the former home of the Earls of Lindsey.[2][4] Other Bellau listed buildings are a pigeoncote[5] and barn[6] at Manor Farm.

A notable Belleau resident was the Puritan leader Henry Vane the Younger[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 58-59; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St John the Baptist (1063630)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bellau", Genuki.org.uk; retrieved 28 June 2011
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Pigeoncote at Manor Farm (1063631)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Barn at Manor Farm (1063632)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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