Coleby, North Lincolnshire

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Coleby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population331 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSE898197
• London150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN15
Dialling code01724
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
53°39′58″N 0°38′24″W / 53.666°N 0.640°W / 53.666; -0.640Coordinates: 53°39′58″N 0°38′24″W / 53.666°N 0.640°W / 53.666; -0.640

Coleby is a hamlet in the civil parish of West Halton in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from Scunthorpe, and 3 miles (5 km) south from the River Humber.

A view of Coleby from the bus shelter.

Coleby pre-dates the Norman Conquest, its name derived from Old Norse meaning the "farmstead of a man named Koli".[1]

Coleby has 28 dwellings including 3 farms: Eastdale Farm, Hall Farm and Manor Farm. The village has allotments,[2] but no shops or public houses, and its telephone box was removed in 2008. Public Transport is provided by Stagecoach Lincolnshire and subsidised by North Lincolnshire Council.[3]

Internet is delivered by ADSL through underground, waxed-paper insulated copper wires that were laid by the GPO in 1955. FTTC is not yet available because the cabinet is too far away.[4] As of July 2018, FTTP/Ultrafast broadband is now available in the village with a speed guarantee of at least 100Mb with ULTRAFAST FIBRE 2 PLUS Average speed 300Mb from BT.[5]


  1. ^ Mills, A. D. A Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press, 1991 ISBN 0-19-869156-4
  2. ^ Coleby Allotments Archived 4 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 10 July 2013
  3. ^ Bus Service Operators Grant Archived 21 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, citation for the pedants
  4. ^ Where and when - Superfast Fibre Broadband Archived 14 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine, citation for the pedants, Postcode = DN15 9AL
  5. ^ [1], I kid you not, it's all true.

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