Habrough

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Coordinates: 53°36′28″N 0°15′54″W / 53.607890°N 0.264914°W / 53.607890; -0.264914

Habrough
Habrough Church - geograph.org.uk - 65528.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Habrough
Habrough is located in Lincolnshire
Habrough
Habrough
 Habrough shown within Lincolnshire
Population 648 (2001)
OS grid reference TA148137
    - London 145 mi (233 km)  S
District North East Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Immingham
Postcode district DN40
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Cleethorpes
List of places
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Lincolnshire

Habrough is a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 8 miles (13 km) north-west from Grimsby, 3 miles (5 km) inland from the River Humber, and on the southern edge of the A180 road.

The parish is of 2,330 acres (9 km2),[1] and lies just west of Immingham parish, and just south of Killingholme. Humberside Airport is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the south-west.

History[edit]

Habrough is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book, with 28 households, a mill and a saltern.[2] There was a manor house here, of which only earthworks remain south east from the church. It belonged during the 13th and 14th centuries to the de Saltfletby family, and later the Skipwith family. The manor was reputedly abandoned when the Skipwith line died out.[3] Today the village has land owned by the Earl of Yarborough and is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the Brocklesby House Estate of the Earl of Yarborough.

The name Habrough is found in many old records as "Haburgh".[1]

Community[edit]

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Margaret. The church tower was restored in 1684, and the church rebuilt in limestone in 1869, by R. J. Withers. It is a Grade II listed building.[4]

The Wesleyan Methodist Church had a chapel here, rebuilt in 1869. The Primitive Methodist also had a chapel, rebuilt in 1873.[1]

Habrough railway station serves the village and the town of Immingham. The village is on the railway line established in the 19th century by the Great Central Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Habrough". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Habrough". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Habrough". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "St Margarets Habrough". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Habrough at Wikimedia Commons