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Farlesthorpe Crossing House - geograph.org.uk - 230962.jpg
Farlesthorpe Crossing House
Farlesthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF476741
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlford
Postcode districtLN 13
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°14′36″N 0°12′41″E / 53.243430°N 0.211470°E / 53.243430; 0.211470Coordinates: 53°14′36″N 0°12′41″E / 53.243430°N 0.211470°E / 53.243430; 0.211470

Farlesthorpe is a hamlet in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south-east from Alford, and about 7 miles (11 km) north-east from Spilsby.[1] It is in the civil parish of Bilsby.

Dating from the 9th Century, Farlesthorpe was originally a Danish settlement. The origins of the name of Farlesthorpe are unknown but in the Domesday Book it is given as "Haroldestrop". It has also been spelt as Earlsthorpe and Faraldesthorpe.[2]

The first church was built in the early 13th Century and dedicated to Saint Andrew. The present Grade II listed church was built in 1800, of brick and stone, and restored in 1881[3] and 1953.[2][4] The small polygonal chancel with an apse and lancets was added in 1912. The altar slab is ancient,and there is a large stone font with a wooden lid.[2]

The East Coast Main Line railway used to run through the village, and the disused trackbed is now part of a nature reserve.[5]


  1. ^ "Farlesthorpe". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Alford Group of Parishes". Alford Group of Churches Website. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 125; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Andrew (1204902)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Willoughby Branch Line". Lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2011.

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