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St Clement's Church, Grainthorpe
Grainthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Grainthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
Population 749 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF382968
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUTH
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
LincolnshireCoordinates: 53°27′02″N 0°04′52″E / 53.450645°N 0.080999°E / 53.450645; 0.080999

Grainthorpe is a small village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) north-east from the town of Louth, and approximately 3 miles (5 km) from the Lincolnshire coast. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Wragholme to the north-west, and Ludney to the south-east. The population of Conisholme is included in the 2011 census.

Grainthorpe is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Germundtorp", with 28 households.[2] The deserted medieval village of Swinehope was believed to be cited here, abandoned when its harbour silted up.[3] There was a medieval saltern at the hamlet of Wragholme.[4]

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to St Clement and dating from 1200, with later alterations, additions, and restorations. It has a 15th-century font.[5] The churchyard contains war graves of a soldier and a Royal Flying Corps airman of the First World War.[6]

Grainthorpe Hall is an early 18th-century red-brick house, which is Grade II listed.[7]

Grainthorpe has its own primary school, village hall and post office, Although this currently open only two days a week in the Church Hall. The Coach house adjacent to the old Mill has been restored, and has re-opened as a village shop and Cafe. Prior to this, the village's nearest shops were in the nearby villages of Marshchapel, North Somercotes, and Alvingham. The Black Horse public house, and playing fields which consist of a tennis court, football pitch and cricket pitch.[8]


  1. ^ "Civil population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Grainthorpe". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Swinehope DMV (354680)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Wragholme Saltern (354703)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "St Clement, Grainthorpe". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  6. ^ CWGC Cemetery Report, details from casualty record.
  7. ^ "Grainthorpe Hall". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Grainthorpe". Louth UK. Visitor UK. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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