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Dogdyke Marina (former railway station)
Dogdyke is located in Lincolnshire
 Dogdyke shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF210554
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LN4
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Coordinates: 53°04′58″N 0°11′39″W / 53.082705°N 0.194219°W / 53.082705; -0.194219

Dogdyke is a hamlet in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south from Tattershall, and at the confluence of the Rivers Bain and Witham, and close to where the River Slea joins the Witham.[1]


Dogdyke is part of the civil parish of Dogdyke with Chapel Hill[2] within the district of North Kesteven[3] and is within the ecclesiastical parish of Billinghay. The civil parish also includes nearby Tattershall Bridge, where the A153 crosses the Witham.[1] Nearby settlements are the hamlets of Chapel Hill and Tattershall Bridge, and Hawthorn Hill to which Dogdyke is conjoined.[1]

The Chapel of St Nicholas was located at Dogdyke in the 14th century, and was mentioned in 1342.[4] It has long since vanished and its location has not been found. Dogdyke appears as "Dokedyke" in the 14th century,[5] and fell within the ancient wapentake of Langoe.

The hamlet has two public houses, a caravan park and a marina.


The first drainage pump at Dogdyke was built in 1796 and was wind-powered. It was replaced in 1856 by the Dogdyke Pumping Station which was driven by steam, and later by diesel.[6]

Dogdyke falls within the drainage area of the Witham Third District Internal Drainage Board.[7]

Chapel Hill, on the opposite west bank of the Witham, falls within the drainage area of the Witham First District Internal Drainage Board.[8]

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