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Biscathorpe Church - - 303956.jpg
Church of St Helen, Biscathorpe
Biscathorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF226849
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUTH
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°20′50″N 0°09′34″W / 53.347155°N 0.159355°W / 53.347155; -0.159355Coordinates: 53°20′50″N 0°09′34″W / 53.347155°N 0.159355°W / 53.347155; -0.159355

Biscathorpe is an ecclesiastical parish and site of Biscathorpe medieval village. It lies in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, on the River Bain, 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west of Gayton le Wold, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Louth, and to the south of the A157. It is a Conservation Area managed by DEFRA, and is traversed by the Viking Way.[1]

Biscathorpe has three buildings adjacent to the site of the medieval village, Biscathorpe House, Church Cottage, converted to luxury holiday accommodation in 2013 and the Grade II* listed Anglican parish church dedicated to St Helen.[2] The church was built in the early 1840s, rebuilt in 1850,[3] and restored in 1913.[4]

Oil and Gas exploration[edit]

A Planning Application was submitted by Egdon Resources Plc in August 2013 to drill an oil well to the east of the Biscathorpe fords. Egdon intends to produce conventional oil from the Upper Carboniferous.


  1. ^ "Biscathorpe Conservation Walk" Archived 2 March 2005 at the Wayback Machine, DEFRA - Retrieved 29 June 2011
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (1168152)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 349; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ "St Helen, Biscathorpe", Retrieved 29 June 2011

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