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Church of St. Radegund, Grayingham.jpg
Church of St Radegund, Grayingham
Grayingham is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population123 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK984961
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN21
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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53°27′15″N 0°35′38″W / 53.454110°N 0.593890°W / 53.454110; -0.593890Coordinates: 53°27′15″N 0°35′38″W / 53.454110°N 0.593890°W / 53.454110; -0.593890

Grayingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 123[1] It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Kirton in Lindsey, 8 miles (13 km) north-east from Gainsborough and 8 miles south from Scunthorpe.

The name Grayingham derives from the Old English Gra(ga)+inga+ham for "homestead of the family of a man named Graeg". The name is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Graingeham".[2]

Grayingham Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Radegund.[3] Originating from the 13th and 14th century, it was rebuilt in 1773 or 1797 leaving the Early English tower and west doorway intact. A further restoration was carried-out in 1870 by James Fowler. The 19th century reredos is by A. B. Skipwith, and a copper-gilt relief of the crucifixion by Conrad Dressler.[3][4][5]

Notable people[edit]

The English ecologist Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock was Rector of Grayingham towards the end of his life.[6] He died in this post in 1922.[6]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ Mills, A. D. (1991): A Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Radegund (1063350)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  4. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 144; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 252, 253; Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  6. ^ a b Ford, Brian J. (2000). "A Report of the Meeting 'John Ray and his Successors'". Notes and Records of the Royal Society. 54 (1): 5–22. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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