Goxhill

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This article is about the village in Lincolnshire. For the village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, see Goxhill, East Riding of Yorkshire.
Goxhill
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Church of All Saints, Goxhill
Goxhill is located in Lincolnshire
Goxhill
Goxhill
 Goxhill shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,994 (2001 census)
OS grid reference TA102214
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  S
Civil parish Goxhill
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Barrow-upon-Humber
Postcode district DN19
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°40′39″N 0°19′59″W / 53.677497°N 0.332926°W / 53.677497; -0.332926

Goxhill is a large village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) east from Barton-upon-Humber and 10 miles (16 km) north-west from Immingham.

Goxhill was part of the former South Humberside region.

The village is served by Goxhill railway station, which runs from the town of Barton to the seaside resort of Cleethorpes. The area has been an important centre for clay pantile production since the 18th century and the industry is still represented in the village.

RAF Goxhill was used in the Second World War by the USAAF. The 78th Fighter Group arrived at the station, known officially as 8th Air Force Station No. F-345 on 1 December 1942. The American Units referred to it unofficially as "GoatHill".[1] In 1943 Robert S. Johnson, a US ace pilot of the Second World War, was stationed here.[2]

Goxhill Hall[edit]

The medieval hall

Goxhill Hall is a Grade II* listed 18th-century house which stands adjacent to a Grade I listed medieval hall known as the Priory. The hall was built between 1690 and 1705 for Henry Hildyard and has been recently renovated. It is constructed in two storeys of red brick with blue brick dressing with a pantile roof and a 5-bay frontage. [3]

The medieval hall, originally part of a larger complex, dates from the late 14th and early 15th century and is built in two storeys of limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and a late 18th-century pantile roof. It has an undercroft and a single room 1st-floor hall. [4]

The present architect owners of the properties are carrying out a program of renovation, including excavation of the moat.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "78th Fighter Group Goxhill"; Wayback Internet Archive. Retrieved 15 June 2012
  2. ^ Major Robert S Johnson 56th Fighter Group
  3. ^ "Goxhill Hall, Goxhill". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Medieval Hall Adjoining North East Corner of Goxhill Hall, Goxhill". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "GOXHILL PRIORY RESTORED.". BBC. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

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