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St Lawrence, Fulstow - geograph.org.uk - 433108.jpg
Church of St Lawrence, Fulstow
Fulstow is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population522 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF 32614 97343
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
53°27′22″N 0°00′14″W / 53.4562°N 0.004°W / 53.4562; -0.004Coordinates: 53°27′22″N 0°00′14″W / 53.4562°N 0.004°W / 53.4562; -0.004

Fulstow is a marsh village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) north of Louth and 8 miles (13 km) south of Grimsby.


Frontage of a brick-built hall with two young children standing by the entrance.
Village hall

The village is scattered around the "30 foot" contour road.[further explanation needed] which joins Fulstow to the neighbouring villages of Covenham and Alvingham to the south and Tetney to the north. Fulstow is on the Greenwich Meridian Line, has fresh water springs, and a population of approximately 550.[2][3]

Fulstow is listed in the 1086 Domesday survey as "Fuglestow".[2][4]

Fulstow Grade II listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Lawrence.[5] It originates from the early 13th century and is in Early English style.[6]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded the existence of three village chapels: Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Reformers. Agriculture centred on the growing of wheat, barley, oats and turnips.[6]

The ecclesiastical parish of Fulstow is part of the Fotherby Group of the Deanery of Louthesk. The 2013 incumbent is The Rev'd Sue Allison.[7] The civil parish, with the same boundaries, is represented by a parish council.[8]

A village hall was built in 1986 and is used for community functions.

There were once two public houses in the village, the Lord Nelson and the Cross Keys, but the Lord Nelson closed in 1969.[2][9] The post office and general store was still operating until 2010,[2][10] but was described in 2012 as "closed and derelict".[11] The post office is now part of the Cross Keys public house.[12][13]

The village primary school is the Fulstow Academy.[14]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Fulstow". Visitoruk.com.
  3. ^ "Fulstow". Itraveluk.co.uk. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Fulstow". Open Domesday. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Lawrence  (Grade II) (1063110)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  6. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 402
  7. ^ "Fulstow D C C". Diocese of Lincoln. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Pulstow parish council". East Lindsey district council. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  9. ^ Chris (13 October 2012). "Former Lord Nelson pub". Geograph. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  10. ^ Geach, Roger (21 April 2010). "Post office in 2010". Geograph. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  11. ^ Firth, John (12 July 2011). "Post office in 2011". Geograph. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Fulstow Post Office facility set for return - in pub". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  13. ^ "New pub service is first-class". Grimsby Telegraph. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Fulstow community primary school". Department of Education. Retrieved 23 May 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lincolnshire Federation of Women's Institutes (19 March 1990). The Lincolnshire Village Book. Villages of Britain. Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1853060779.

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