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A white archway and portion of wall stand isolated in a grassy field under a blue sky
Ruins of St Andrew's Church, Calceby
Aerial photograph of fields, with a less-than-straight country lane passing up  close to the right hand side.  In the top of the frame a modern farmhouse and buildings stand on right of the road. Most of the land is pasture, with two arable fields visible.  The crop there is sparse, with large bare patches.  The brook wiggles across the upper half of the picture, serpentine in a landscape of straight boundaries.  It is narrow and from this height and angle the water surface cannot be discerned.  The spring is centre right, its own water course straight and running upwards,toward the brook.  The spring is in the greenest of the meadows, with the low humps and bumps of the lost village around.
Calceby brook and spring.
The source of the Great Eau
Calceby is located in Lincolnshire
 Calceby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF389755
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 53°15′32″N 0°04′55″E / 53.259025°N 0.0819°E / 53.259025; 0.0819

Calceby is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from the market town of Alford.

Once much larger, Calceby is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Calesbi". Lord of the Manor in 1086 was Earl Hugh of Chester.[1] The church of St Andrew is in ruins, the last service to take place there being in 1692.[2]

Calceby Beck & Spring are the source of the Great Eau, and are part of the local network of Chalk Streams.[3][4]

Calceby Marsh has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as "an outstanding example of base-rich marsh". The site consists of three areas of marshland, each differing slightly in species composition and surrounded by grassland of value to breeding snipe and lapwing.[5]


  1. ^ "Domesday Book:Calceby". Domesday Maps: University of Hull. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lincolnshire Wolds:Calceby". Lincolnshire Wolds. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Calceby Beck, South Thoresby" (PDF). Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project". Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Calceby Marsh" (PDF). English Nature Org. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Calceby at Wikimedia Commons