Usselby

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Usselby
St Margaret, Usselby - geograph.org.uk - 105767.jpg
Church of St Margaret, Usselby
Usselby is located in Lincolnshire
Usselby
Usselby
 Usselby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF097936
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish Osgodby
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°25′43″N 0°21′01″W / 53.428578°N 0.350416°W / 53.428578; -0.350416

Usselby is a hamlet and former civil parish, now part of Osgodby civil parish, about 3 miles (5 km) north-west from the town of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England.[1][2]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret, and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 14th century and 1749, with 1889 alterations in ironstone with red brick by Hodgson Fowler of Sheffield. Over the west door is a tablet inscribed "Queen Ann's bounty fell to this church in MDCCXLIX."[3]

Usselby Hall is a Grade II listed building dating from the mid-18th century with early 19th-century alterations and additions, and built with red brick. It was owned and lived in by Lord Tennyson's grandfather. During the Second World War it was used as a German Officer Prisoner of War Camp.[4] Usselby Hall now covers most of the site of Usselby deserted medieval village[5]

Claxby and Usselby railway station opened here in 1848 and closed in 1960.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Usselby". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kirkby cum Osgodby parish council". Parish Councils. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 2 November 2013. "The administrative civil parish of Osgodby is made up of four villages – Kirkby, Osgodby, Kingerby and Usselby." 
  3. ^ "St Margarets Church". British Listed Buildings. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Usselby Hall". British Listed Buildings. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Usselby DMV". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Claxby And Usselby railway station". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

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