Kirmington

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Kirmington
Semi-suburban village road, with the copper-clad church spire in the distance.
Kirmington high street
Kirmington is located in Lincolnshire
Kirmington
Kirmington
 Kirmington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 337 (2001)
OS grid reference TA104108
   – London 145 mi (233 km)  S
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN39
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Cleethorpes
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°34′59″N 0°20′01″W / 53.583035°N 0.333705°W / 53.583035; -0.333705

Kirmington is a village in North Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is part of the civil parish of Kirmington and Croxton.[2] Kirmington is situated just north from the A18 road, 5 miles (8 km) west from Immingham and 7 miles (11 km) east from Brigg. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west is Humberside International Airport, the former Second World War station, RAF Kirmington.

St Helen's Church, Kirmington

Kirmington's recorded population in the 2001 Census was 337.[1]

The village Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Helena.[3] The church is in Perpendicular and Decorated style, with chancel nave and vestry, and a 12th-century tower. In 1838 a wooden spire covered in copper was added. The church was restored in 1859 by Samuel Sanders Teulon, who rebuilt both aisles and re-roofed the nave.[4]

St Helena's is part of the Brocklesby Park Group of the Deanery of Yarborough.[5] St Helena was the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine.[6]

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1835, rebuilt in 1885, and was closed in 1976.[7]

The village school is Kirmington St Helena's Church of England Primary school, built in the 19th century, and extended, with additional facilities for pre-school children, in 2007.[8]

Humberside Airport[edit]

Propellor blade and fragment of hub on marble plinth in churchyard
A fragment of Lancaster ND-913 A4-M2 of 115 Squadron, Witchford, as a 166 Squadron memorial in the churchyard.

RAF Kirmington was a Class A airfield of the Second World War. Construction began in 1941, and the airfield was opened for use by Bomber Command in summer 1942. Closed in 1953, it was used for agricultural flying until being converted for commercial use by Lindsey County Council. It opened as Humberside Airport in March 1974.[1][9][10]

Eastern Airways has its head office, Schiphol House, at Humberside Airport.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kirmington Local History Pack". North Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parish Council web site". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Helen, Kirmington", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 21 April 2012
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 504
  5. ^ "Kirmington D C C". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Church web site". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lincolnshire archive list of documents about Kirmington chapel, with brief history". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "School Web Site". Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "RAF History, Kirmington". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pastscape entry on RAF Kirmington". English Heritage. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Eastern Airways Home Page". Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

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