Gayton le Wold

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Gayton le Wold
Gayton-le-Wold Church - - 186178.jpg
Church of St Peter, Gayton le Wold
Gayton le Wold is located in Lincolnshire
Gayton le Wold
Gayton le Wold
Gayton le Wold shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF236860
• London 127 mi (204 km) S
Civil parish
  • Gayton le Wold
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUTH
Postcode district LN11
Dialling code 01507
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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53°21′25″N 0°08′34″W / 53.356806°N 0.142856°W / 53.356806; -0.142856Coordinates: 53°21′25″N 0°08′34″W / 53.356806°N 0.142856°W / 53.356806; -0.142856

Gayton le Wold is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 6 miles (10 km) west from Louth, 3 miles (5 km) north from Donington on Bain, and to the south of the A157. The parish includes Biscathorpe 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-west. The village population is included in the civil parish of Burgh on Bain.

In the Domesday account Gayton le Wold is written as "Gedtune" or "Gettune".[1] Before the Conquest lordship was held by Queen Edith, and after, King William who also became Tenant-in-chief.[2]

Gayton le Wold Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Peter.[3] Built of red brick in 1775, it was restored in 1888.[4] Further Grade II listings are for c.1830 Gayton Manor House and c.1620 Grimblethorpe Hall, both with their associated buildings.[5]

In the 19th century the Wesleyans and Free Methodists had chapels in the village.[6]


  1. ^ "Documents Online: Gayton le Wold, Lincolnshire", Folios: 338v, 375r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 23 December 2011
  2. ^ Gayton [-le- Wold] in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Church of St Peter", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 29 June 2011
  4. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 136; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ "Gayton le Wold", British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 June 2011
  6. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 413

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