Elsham, North Lincolnshire

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Elsham is located in Lincolnshire
 Elsham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 400 (2011)
OS grid reference TA032123
   – London 140 mi (230 km)  S
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brigg
Postcode district DN20
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
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Coordinates: 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". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ [1]

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