East Kirkby

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East Kirkby
St Nicholas, East Kirkby - geograph.org.uk - 431101.jpg
Church of St Nicholas, East Kirkby
East Kirkby is located in Lincolnshire
East Kirkby
East Kirkby
East Kirkby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 303 ( Including Hagnaby. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF336624
• London 110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Spilsby
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°08′32″N 0°00′11″W / 53.142158°N 0.003037°W / 53.142158; -0.003037Coordinates: 53°08′32″N 0°00′11″W / 53.142158°N 0.003037°W / 53.142158; -0.003037

East Kirkby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Horncastle, and on the A155 road.

East Kirkby 13th century Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.[2] The church tower and nave arcades are of Decorated style, and the chancel screen, Perpendicular. In the south aisle is a 14th-century slab to Sir Robert Sylkestone (d. 1347), founder of the chantry.[3]

A Wesleyan chapel was established in 1862.[4]

East Kirkby Mill

East Kirkby was the birthplace of Thomas Goodrich, or Goodricke, (1494–1554). Goderich was Bishop of Ely (1533–54) and Lord High Chancellor of England from 1551.[4]

East Kirkby has a disused 1820 Grade II listed tower mill.[5] The village's public house is the Red Lion on Fen Lane.[6]

The Prime Meridian passes just to the east of East Kirkby through the former RAF East Kirkby airfield, which has a meridian marker. The airfield was a Second World War Royal Air Force station, part of which now houses the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1168096)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 183, 184; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 604
  5. ^ Historic England. "East Kirkby Windmill (1063569)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ The Red Lion, Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2011

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