Church of St Chad, Dunholme
|OS grid reference|
|• London||125 mi (201 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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).
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.
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. It contains a kneeling effigy to Robert Grantham (died 1616), and was restored in 1856 and 1892.
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.