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St. Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby, Lincolnshire - - 173268.jpg
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby
Mumby is located in Lincolnshire
 Mumby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 352 
OS grid reference TF515742
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Coordinates: 53°14′37″N 0°16′13″E / 53.243660°N 0.27018°E / 53.243660; 0.27018

Mumby is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is located 4 miles (6 km) south-east from the town of Alford. In 2001 the population was recorded as 352.[1]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as consisting of 97 households.[2]

The church is dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury and is of Early English style. It is a Grade I Listed Building.[3] The font is 14th century, and the western tower is 15th. It was repaired in 1844, with its chancel being rebuilt in 1874.[4] Further restorations were carried out between 1903 and 1908.[5]

The dedication to St Thomas has been disputed;[6] J. Charles Cox refers to a dedication to St Peter.[7] It was originally called St Thomas of Canterbury, but it would appear it was briefly changed to St Peter, but has reverted to its original name.[8]

In the churchyard is the lower part of a 14th-century Grade II listed and scheduled churchyard cross.[9][10]

From 1888 until 1970 Mumby Road railway station, mentioned in Flanders and Swann's song Slow Train, lay to the west of the village.

Year Population[11]
1801 461
1811 494
1821 582
1831 619
1841 786
1851 839
1881 639
1891 576
1901 270
1911 285
1921 255
1931 565
1941 N/A (World War II)
1951 281
1961 206
2001 352


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Mumby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "St Thomas of Canterbury (1204944)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kellys Directory of Lincolnshire" (PDF) (9th ed.). London: Kellys Directories Ltd. 1919. p. 446. 
  6. ^ "Church History", Genuki. Retrieved 23 April 2011
  7. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916); Lincolnshire, Methuen & Co. Ltd., p.233: "The large church (St Peter) is in the main a good example of E.E. It has a massive W. tower, a beautiful S. door-way enriched with dog-tooth moulding, and nave arcades of 4 bays with capitals of stiff conventional foliage. The chancel was rebuilt in 1874."
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Thomas of Canterbury (355978 )". PastScape. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (listing) (1359710)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (scheduling) (1014423)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mumby parish population:Vision of Britain". 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mumby at Wikimedia Commons