East Keal

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East Keal
St Helen, East Keal - geograph.org.uk - 430623.jpg
Church of St Helen, East Keal
East Keal is located in Lincolnshire
East Keal
East Keal
Location within Lincolnshire
Population366 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTF376636
• London115 mi (185 km) S
Civil parish
  • East Keal
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSpilsby
Postcode districtPE23
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′08″N 0°03′27″E / 53.152160°N 0.057528°E / 53.152160; 0.057528Coordinates: 53°09′08″N 0°03′27″E / 53.152160°N 0.057528°E / 53.152160; 0.057528

East Keal is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[2] It is situated approximately 13 miles (21 km) north from the town of Boston, 2 miles (3 km) south from the town of Spilsby, and on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

East Keal church is dedicated to Saint Helen, dates from the 13th and 14th centuries, and is built in Early English and Perpendicular styles. It was extensively rebuilt in 1853–54 by Stephen Lewin but retains many of its original features.[3] It is a Grade II* listed building.[4] Edmund de Grimsby, later a prominent judge and Crown official, was parish priest here in the 1320s.

East Keal CE School was built as a parochial school in 1848. It reopened in 1874 as the East Keal National School, became a Junior School in 1950, and closed in 1968.[5]

The small village of Keal Cotes lies on the border of East Keal and West Keal.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ "East Keal CP/AP". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (354160)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Church of St Helen, East Keal". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ "East Keal CE School". East Keal CE School. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 18 May 2011.

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