Coleby, North Lincolnshire

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Coleby is located in Lincolnshire
 Coleby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 331 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SE898197
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  S
Civil parish West Halton
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN15
Dialling code 01724
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 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 Hornsby Travel 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]


  1. ^ Mills, A. D. A Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press, 1991 ISBN 0-19-869156-4
  2. ^ Coleby Allotments, Retrieved 10 July 2013
  3. ^ Bus Service Operators Grant, citation for the pedants
  4. ^ Where and when - Superfast Fibre Broadband, citation for the pedants, Postcode = DN15 9AL

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