Approaching the village from the east, the bank of the Trent visible across the road junction
River Trent near the site of the Ferry
|East Ferry shown within Lincolnshire|
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|• London||135 mi (217 km) S|
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|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
East Ferry is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) west from Scotter, and on the eastern bank of the River Trent opposite Owston Ferry. The population of the civil parish (including Wildsworth) as at the 2011 census was 204.
East Ferry was founded in the 13th century around a ferry crossing; the ferry ran until the 1940s. Previously it was also known as East Kinnard's Ferry, and was part of the Corringham Wapentake. A Medieval chapel in the village, dedicated to St Laurence, is described as decayed in the 16th century, but survived into the late 18th century. There were a further two chapels: one to St Mary (rebuilt about 1800), the other for Primitive Methodists.
In 1872 East Ferry was described as "a township in Scotter parish, Lincolnshire; 6 miles West of Scotter. Pop. 104."
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- Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 594
- Wilson, John Marius, ed. (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
- Historic England. "Monument No. 60924". PastScape. Retrieved 6 February 2011.