St Nicholas' Church, North Coates
North Coates shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|- London||135 mi (217 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Louth and Horncastle|
North Coates (sometimes called North Cotes) is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated close to the coast, 4 miles (6 km) to the east, and 10 miles (16 km) north-east from the town of Louth.
The Grade II* listed church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and is built of limestone, dating from the 13th century, although mostly rebuilt in 1865 by James Fowler of Louth. The upper part of the font is 12th-century and the lower part 19th-century. There is a medieval scheduled standing cross with square base in St Nicholas churchyard, believed to be in its original position.
Ivy Cottage, in the village, is a Grade II* listed building dating from the early 18th century which is unaltered and in its original condition.
RAF North Coates first opened during the First World War, certainly by mid-1918, and closed in June 1919. It reopened in 1927 as an Armament Practice Camp and was redesignated in 1932 as Temporary Armament training camp. It was re-designated again in 1940 as RAF North Coates. It closed in 1947 and was placed on care and maintenance. Between 1954 and 1956, 54 MU[clarification needed] were stationed at the camp, which reopened in 1963 to become Britains first Bloodhound SAM site. It closed in 1990.
In 1992 the entire airfield and 260,000 sq.ft of the technical site and 70 Officers and NCO married quarters were sold to The Welbeck Estate Group/Wessex and Cambrian. Over the following 5 years various sections of the airfield and buildings were sold. It is now a flying club.
- English Heritage. "St Nicholas North Cotes (1063126)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- English Heritage. "Churchyard Cross, North Cotes (1018297)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- English Heritage. "Ivy Cottage, North Cotes (1307138)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- "RAF North Coates". RAF Lincolnshire. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
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