North Killingholme

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Coordinates: 53°38′25″N 0°16′30″W / 53.6404°N 0.2750°W / 53.6404; -0.2750

North Killingholme
Killingholme Refinery from East Yorkshire - geograph.org.uk - 630258.jpg
Lindsey Oil Refinery
North Killingholme is located in Lincolnshire
North Killingholme
North Killingholme
 North Killingholme shown within Lincolnshire
Population 224  (2001 census)
OS grid reference TA178145
    - London 150 mi (240 km)  S
Civil parish North Killingholme
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town IMMINGHAM
Postcode district DN40
Dialling code 01469
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Cleethorpes
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

North Killingholme is a small village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 15 miles (24 km) east from Scunthorpe, 8 miles (13 km) north-west from Grimsby, and, with its neighbour South Killingholme, it makes up the larger area of Killingholme. Conjoined to North Killingholme is the small housing estate of Garden Village.

The village has a population of 224.[1]

History[edit]

North Killingholme was formerly the home of No. 550 Squadron RAF - a mixture of British, Canadian, New Zealander and Australian personnel - which flew Lancaster bombers from the RAF North Killingholme airbase from early 1944 to October 1945.[2] RAF 550 Squadron is credited with opening the D-day attack on 5 June 1944.[3] The airfield remains to this day, although it is in disrepair.

Manor Farm

The now privately owned Manor Farm House is an L-shaped brick house dating to the early to mid-16th century, with additions from the 18th century.[4] The house is built within a partially moated site, some of which is still visible to the north of the house. It was likely reduced to a farmhouse in 1700. The two ranges, one 16th-century in origin and the other likely to be from around 1700, when extensive remodelling took place, are now in a poor state of decay. However, the house has been made watertight and filled with supportive scaffolding. It is a Grade II* listed building and English Heritage are currently carrying out a feasibility study on the property.[citation needed]

The village railway station was on the New Holland and Immingham Dock branch of the Great Central Railway.[5]

Community[edit]

The village church is dedicated to St Denys. There is a small village hall, a hotel with restaurant, a clock dealership and a cattery. The nearest public house to the village is at South Killingholme.

Humberside Animal Rescue Association (HARA) was a rescue centre for abandoned animals. It closed in 2008 following a collapse of funding.[citation needed]

In March 2007 it was announced that flood defences in the area will be improved by the Environment Agency.[6]

Economy[edit]

North Killingholme is adjacent to the ConocoPhillips-owned Humber Refinery and Total's Lindsey Oil Refinery, and is close to the Humber estuary and maritime docks.

The village's industrial estate is situated at Lancaster Approach. Among the units is a storage warehouse.

In June 2008 Spanish insulation firm Ursa announced plans to build a £66 million base close to the village which would create up to 130 new jobs. The plant would reportedly produce around 90,000 tonnes of glass wool each year. Ursa said it was attracted to the area because of its transport links.[7]

On 27 June 2010 a fire broke out at the site.[which?] One 24 year old man died. Three other people who were caught in the blow were taken to hospital with burns.[citation needed]

The village was brought to media attention in the first half of 2009 when a series of strikes at the Lindsey Oil Refinery broke out over the use of foreign labour.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : North Lincolnshire Retrieved 30 June 2010
  2. ^ Australian Daily Telegraph - Flying flag of Anzac pride
  3. ^ No. 550 Squadron - RAF History at mod.uk
  4. ^ Royal Commission on the historical monuments of England, Historic Buildings Report: Manor Farm House, North Killingholme. Lincs (September 1996). National Monuments Centre, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ.
  5. ^ "Killingholme", Genuki
  6. ^ BBC News Online - Defence fear for flood-risk homes
  7. ^ Company announces £66m jobs boost - BBC News Online
  8. ^ Stop stealing our jobs: Thousands of oil workers across Britain walk out in row over influx of foreign labour - Daily Mail Online

External links[edit]

Media related to North Killingholme at Wikimedia Commons