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Fockerby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSE845189
• London150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Garthorpe and Fockerby
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyYorkshire
Postcode districtDN17
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′37″N 0°43′19″W / 53.6604°N 0.721969°W / 53.6604; -0.721969Coordinates: 53°39′37″N 0°43′19″W / 53.6604°N 0.721969°W / 53.6604; -0.721969

Fockerby is a village in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Goole and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the River Trent.

Fockerby is part of the Isle of Axholme and close to the border with the East Riding of Yorkshire. The village is in the civil parish of Garthorpe and Fockerby,[1] and is contiguous with the village of Garthorpe to the north-east, with which it forms one community joined by a section of road which crosses the previous course of the River Don.

This short stretch of tarmac links Westend, Garthorpe to Station Road, Fockerby. The two villages were once separated by a course of the River Don which this road crosses. They were also in different counties, Garthorpe being in the Parts of Lindsey, Lincolnshire and Fockerby in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The two villages were joined with the creation of Humberside and were in Boothferry District. Since 1996 they are in North Lincolnshire.
Road joining Fockerby and Garthorpe over the previous course of the River Don

In 1872 Fockerby was in Yorkshire, divided from Garthorpe by the "Old Don".[2]

By 1881 the village was a township in the parish of Adlingfleet in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and "on the west bank of the old Don River, which is now filled in and under cultivation". Lords of the manor and principal landowners were the Master and fellows of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Chief crops grown were flax, potatoes, wheat and beans on an area of 910 acres (3.7 km2). Occupations at the time included a land surveyor, a tailor, a miller, and three farmers, one of whom was a landowner who lived at the Hall and employed a farm bailiff. Fockerby population in 1871 was 88.[3]

Fockerby was once served by Fockerby railway station the terminus of a branch line from Goole.


  1. ^ "Garthorpe and Fockerby". Map of parish councils North Lincolnshire. North Lincolnshire council. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ White, William (1872); White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, p. 461
  3. ^ Kelly's Directory of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1881, p. 26

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Fockerby at Wikimedia Commons