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St. Chad's Church, Dunholme - geograph.org.uk - 215438.jpg
Church of St Chad, Dunholme
Dunholme is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population2,054 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF023792
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN2
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′03″N 0°27′59″W / 53.300758°N 0.466284°W / 53.300758; -0.466284Coordinates: 53°18′03″N 0°27′59″W / 53.300758°N 0.466284°W / 53.300758; -0.466284

Dunholme is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A46 road, and 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Lincoln. The earliest written evidence concerning Dunholme is found in the Domesday Book (1087).[1]

The village stands almost exactly in the centre of its parish, on the banks of its beck and the foot of several very low hills. If the author of "The Place and River Names of the West Riding of Lindsey" is correct, the name of the village "Dunham" is derived from "dun" (hill) and "ham" ("river bend"), but the derivation suggested by Ekwall seems more likely to be correct - "Donna's ham'*, ie, the "ham" of Dunna, probably an Anglo Saxon.[1]

Dunholme has a post office, a village shop and St Chad's CE Primary School on Ryland Road.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Chad, and is a Grade I listed building, built in Early English style.[2] It contains a kneeling effigy to Robert Grantham (died 1616), and was restored in 1856 and 1892.[3]

RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield was used by RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. It closed in 1964 and little remains; some of the site is now the William Farr School.

Every summer the village holds a village fete. The fete is held in the centre of the village near the church and involves a duck race alongside many other activities.

The village has a camera club.


  1. ^ a b "Our Village". www.dunholme.org.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Chad, Dunholme (349563)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 119; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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