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Farlesthorpe Crossing House
Farlesthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
 Farlesthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF476741
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
Civil parish Bilsby
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN 13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Coordinates: 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] The population is included 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 apsed chancel with 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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