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Brookenby Church.jpg
Brookenby Church
Brookenby is located in Lincolnshire
Brookenby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 665 (2011 census)
OS grid reference TF201954
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
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
List of places
53°26′33″N 0°11′34″W / 53.442570°N 0.192780°W / 53.442570; -0.192780Coordinates: 53°26′33″N 0°11′34″W / 53.442570°N 0.192780°W / 53.442570; -0.192780

Brookenby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated 7 miles (11 km) north-east from Market Rasen. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 742,[1] falling to 665 at the 2011 census.[2]

The village developed around the former RAF station, RAF Binbrook, with most of the population living in the former RAF housing. Since the name of the station came from an existing nearby village, the name 'Brookenby' was chosen in the 1980s when the new village was constituted. The name is believed to be derived from a nearby abandoned or plague village.[citation needed]

The former sergeants' mess is now Brookenby Church, part of the Walesby group of parishes. A Trading Estate was developed on the remains of the RAF station in 1998.[citation needed]

The consistent 1940s period architecture led to the use of RAF Binbrook for scenes in the 1990 re-make of Memphis Belle.[3]

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  1. ^ "Census results" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ "IMDB listing for Memphis Belle 1990".

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