Calcethorpe

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Calcethorpe
Calcethorpe deserted medieval village - geograph.org.uk - 1718789.jpg
Earthworks at Calcethorpe deserted medieval village
Calcethorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Calcethorpe
Calcethorpe
Location within Lincolnshire
Population70 (2001 Census) (with Kelstern)
OS grid referenceTF248887
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°22′50″N 0°07′29″W / 53.380460°N 0.124674°W / 53.380460; -0.124674Coordinates: 53°22′50″N 0°07′29″W / 53.380460°N 0.124674°W / 53.380460; -0.124674

Calcethorpe is a hamlet and deserted medieval village (DMV), in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from the market town of Louth, and in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hamlet forms part of the civil parish of Calcethorpe with Kelstern.

Calcethorpe is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as having two households and six acres of meadow.[1]

The church was dedicated to Saint Faith but had fallen into ruin and disappeared by about 1450, around the same time as the rest of the village was abandoned. The earthworks near Manor Farm are known locally as 'Priests Close' and the probable site of the church.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calcethorpe". Domesdaymap.co.uk. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ "St Faith's church, Calcethorpe". Lincs to the Past. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Calcethorpe (353068)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Deserted village (site of) N of Calcethorpe Manor Farm (1005012)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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