East Wykeham, Ludford, Lincolnshire

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East Wykeham
OS grid referenceTF225882
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 0°09′30″W / 53.37639°N 0.15833°W / 53.37639; -0.15833 (East Wykeham)

East Wykeham is a deserted medieval village or DMV, seen as earthworks, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The earthworks are situated about 7 miles (11 km) north-west of the town of Louth, and 9 miles (14 km) east of the town of Market Rasen.[1]

East Wykeham is also mentioned in 1316, and formed a single parish with West Wykeham. It became part of Ludford in 1396, and only one family survived in 1563. By 1603-04 the church was in ruins.[2][3][4]

Wykeham Hall survived the abandonment of the village, and still stands. The drive passes through the site of East Wykeham. The ruined church, possibly re-built as a folly around 1800, now contains monuments to the Child family of Wykeham Hall.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Wykeham, Ludford". Google Maps. Google Maps. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "East Wykeham (353048)". PastScape. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Deserted village (site) of West Wykeham, S of Little Tows (1004989)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  4. ^ "East Wykeham". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Ruined church  (Grade II) (1168090)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.