Elsham, Lincolnshire

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Elsham is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population400 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA032123
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBrigg
Postcode districtDN20
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°35′51″N 0°26′27″W / 53.597375°N 0.440724°W / 53.597375; -0.440724Coordinates: 53°35′51″N 0°26′27″W / 53.597375°N 0.440724°W / 53.597375; -0.440724

Elsham is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 400.[1] It is situated 4 miles (6 km) north from Brigg, 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the M180 and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A15 road.

The A15 (built in 1978) traverses the old runways of the former RAF Elsham Wolds airfield. Close to the village is Elsham Hall.

Elsham Grade II* listed Anglican church, dedicated to All Saints, is of 12th century Early English origin.[2] It was restored in 1874.[3]

At Elsham there was an Augustinian priory; it was dissolved during the 1536 Suppression.[3]

The village is the birthplace of the agricultural engineer Richard Hornsby,[4] astronomer Wallace L. W. Sargent,[5] and George Green, a recipient of the Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.[6]

Elsham is the home of the Pipers Crisp Co., winners of 23 "Great Taste Awards Gold" since 2007.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1103684)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 123; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ Michael Honeybone (1980). The Book of Grantham: The History of a Market and Manufacturing Town. Barracuda Books. ISBN 978-0-86023-095-3.
  5. ^ "Wallace Leslie William Sargent ", Astro.caltech.edu. Retrieved 16 January 2012
  6. ^ "George Green". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Pipers Overview | Pipers Crisps". www.piperscrisps.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2014.

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