Corringham, Lincolnshire

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St.Laurence's church, Corringham, Lincs. - - 113719.jpg
Church of St Laurence, Corringham
Corringham is located in Lincolnshire
Corringham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 523 2011 Census
OS grid reference SK875915
• London 135 mi (217 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN21
Dialling code 01427
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
53°24′48″N 0°40′58″W / 53.413225°N 0.682662°W / 53.413225; -0.682662Coordinates: 53°24′48″N 0°40′58″W / 53.413225°N 0.682662°W / 53.413225; -0.682662

Corringham is a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) east from Gainsborough and 10 miles (16 km) south from Scunthorpe, Corringham comprises the two contiguous villages of Great Corringham and Little Corringham and has a total resident population of 43,.[1] increasing to 523 at the 2011 census.[2]

The hamlet of Yawthorpe lies due east of the village, and that of Bonsdale to the north.

George Ashforth, silversmith, lived here from 1798 or before, to 1807 or later. A poll book and electoral register in the county records, and a UK Land Tax Redemption Record of 1798, show him as a "Tenant" under Proprieter, Jno Beckett Esquire, in the year 1799. The Firm of George Ashforth, Ellis, & Co. existed on Angle Street in Sheffield.[citation needed]

Gowin Knight, the first principal librarian of the British Museum was born here in 1856.[3]


  1. ^ United Kingdom Census 2001. "Corringham CP (Parish)". Retrieved 2 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^  "Knight, Gowin". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

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