Bucknall, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 53°12′13″N 0°14′25″W / 53.203649°N 0.240225°W / 53.203649; -0.240225

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Porch of St Margaret's Church, Bucknall
Bucknall is located in Lincolnshire
 Bucknall shown within Lincolnshire
Area  17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population 364 [1]
    - Density  21 /km2 (54 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF176688
    - London 115 mi (185 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodhall Spa
Postcode district LN10
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places

Bucknall is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from Horncastle.

It is claimed[by whom?] that Lady Godiva was born here, largely based on the view of her brother Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, who was known as "Thorold of Bucknall".[citation needed]

Bucknall's Grade II listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Margaret[disambiguation needed].[2] The west chancel of the church was restored in 1884 by James Fowler. The north nave and door, set within a later timber porch, are Early English gothic. The south nave is decorated gothic, and the font late Norman.[3] The pulpit was given to the church in 1646, and there exists a 1787 chalice, flagon and paten by John Wakelin and William Taylor.[4]

The village has an 18th-century Grade II listed rectory,[5] a small primary school, a nursing home, post boxes, a village hall, a small park and public footpaths.


  1. ^ Census, 2011
  2. ^ "Church of St Margaret", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 3 July 2011
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 85; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 204, 205; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0300096208
  5. ^ "The Old Rectory", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 3 July 2011

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