Lindsey Oil Refinery
North Killingholme shown within Lincolnshire
|Population||224 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||150 mi (240 km) S|
|Civil parish||North Killingholme|
|Unitary authority||North Lincolnshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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.
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. RAF 550 Squadron is credited with opening the D-day attack on 5 June 1944. The airfield remains to this day, although it is in disrepair.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : North Lincolnshire Retrieved 30 June 2010
- Australian Daily Telegraph - Flying flag of Anzac pride
- No. 550 Squadron - RAF History at mod.uk
- 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.
- "Killingholme", Genuki
- BBC News Online - Defence fear for flood-risk homes
- Company announces £66m jobs boost - BBC News Online
- Stop stealing our jobs: Thousands of oil workers across Britain walk out in row over influx of foreign labour - Daily Mail Online
Media related to North Killingholme at Wikimedia Commons