Elsham, North Lincolnshire

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Elsham
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Elsham
Elsham is located in Lincolnshire
Elsham
Elsham
 Elsham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 363 (2001)
OS grid reference TA032123
   – London 140 mi (230 km)  S
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brigg
Postcode district DN20
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°35′51″N 0°26′27″W / 53.597375°N 0.440724°W / 53.597375; -0.440724

Elsham is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 4 miles (6 km) north from Brigg, 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the M180 and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A15 road.

The A15 (built in 1978) traverses the old runways of the former RAF Elsham Wolds airfield. Close to the village is Elsham Hall.

Elsham Grade II* listed Anglican church, dedicated to All Saints, is of 12th century Early English origin.[1] It was restored in 1874.[2]

At Elsham there was an Augustinian priory; it was dissolved during the 1536 Suppression.[2]

The village is the birthplace of the agricultural engineer Richard Hornsby,[3] astronomer Wallace L. W. Sargent,[4] and George Green, a recipient of the Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1103684)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 123; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ Michael Honeybone (1980). The Book of Grantham: The History of a Market and Manufacturing Town. Barracuda Books. ISBN 978-0-86023-095-3. 
  4. ^ "Wallace Leslie William Sargent ", Astro.caltech.edu. Retrieved 16 January 2012
  5. ^ "George Green". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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