Approaching the village from the east, the bank of the Trent visible across the road junction
River Trent near the site of the Ferry
East Ferry shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||135 mi (217 km) S|
|Civil parish||East Ferry|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
East Ferry is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) west from Scotter, and on the eastern bank of the River Trent opposite Owston Ferry.
East Ferry was founded in the 13th century around a ferry crossing; the ferry ran until the 1940s. Previously it was also known as East Kinnard's Ferry, and was part of the Corringham Wapentake. A Medieval chapel in the village, dedicated to St Laurence, is described as decayed in the 16th century, but survived into the late 18th century. There were a further two chapels: one to St Mary (rebuilt about 1800), the other for Primitive Methodists.
In 1872 East Ferry was described as "a township in Scotter parish, Lincolnshire; 6 miles West of Scotter. Pop. 104."
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