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Authorpe Station - - 233890.jpg
The former Authorpe Station
Authorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population174 (including Belleau & Claythorpe. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF399809
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′26″N 0°05′57″E / 53.307278°N 0.099033°E / 53.307278; 0.099033Coordinates: 53°18′26″N 0°05′57″E / 53.307278°N 0.099033°E / 53.307278; 0.099033

Authorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of north-west of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated between the A16 and the A157 roads, 6 miles (10 km) south-east from Louth and 4.5 miles (7 km) north-west from Alford.

Authorpe is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Agetorp", in the South Riding of Lindsey Hundred of Louthesk. Noted are 5 villagers, 1 smallholder and 4 freemen, with 3 ploughlands and 8 acres (0.03 km2) of meadow. In 1066 Godric was Lord of the Manor, by 1086 transferred to Ansgot of Burwell, who was also Tenant-in-chief.[2][3][4]

The former church of Saint Margaret was built of greenstone, dated from the 15th century and was restored in 1848. It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in July 1980, and demolished in 1982.[5][6] Authorpe Hall Farm is a Grade II listed building built of red brick, dating from the 16th century with 18th-century additions, and 19th-century alterations.[7][8]

Authorpe railway station served the village between 1848 and 1964. Authorpe Hedgehog Care Centre is located in the village.[9] The village also has a chapel, and former brickpits.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Authorpe" Archived 17 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 15 June 2012
  3. ^ "Documents Online: Authorpe, Lincolnshire", Great Domesday Book, Folio: 366v; The National Archives. Retrieved 15 June 2012
  4. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Medieval to modern settlement of Authorpe. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Authorpe". Authorpe. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "St Margarets Church Authorpe (527245)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Authorpe Hall Farm (1051165)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  8. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Authorpe Hall Farm. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Hedgehog Care Centre". Hedgehog Care Centre. Retrieved 14 June 2011.

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