Great Humby

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Great Humby
Great Humby is located in Lincolnshire
Great Humby
Great Humby
 Great Humby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK992342
Civil parish Ropsley and Humby
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG33
Dialling code 01476
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
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Coordinates: 52°53′46″N 0°31′36″W / 52.8961°N 0.5268°W / 52.8961; -0.5268

Great Humby is a hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of Ropsley and Humby, 6 miles (9.7 km) east from Grantham, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east from Ropsley and 3 miles (4.8 km) south from the A52. Little Humby, a larger hamlet, is 720 yards (658.4 m) to the north. The population is included in the civil parish of Ropsley and Humby.


In the Domesday account Humby was written as "Humbi". It had 1 villager, 1 smallholder and 15 freemen. In 1086 it was in the manor of Old Somerby, the lord of the manor being Rainald, and the Tenant-in-Chief, Walter of Aincourt.[1] Before 1232 the manor had been in possession of Thomas de Somerby, after which it passed to William de Paris, and later to Sir William Brownlow (d.1666). Earthworks of the manor's deserted medieval village and hall, with moats and fish ponds, are evident today.[2][3]

Chapel of St Anne, Great Humby

The 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded that Great Humby was a chapelry, the chapel consisting of a nave only. Previous to that date it was a private chapel of the Brownlow family, the former possessors of the nearby hall; foundations of that hall still existed in 1885. The chapel was restored in 1874 at the expense of J. Murgatroyd, the chief landowner.[4] English Heritage gives the date of St Anne's chapel restoration, to an ashlar building with bellcote, as 1876, following a rebuild in 1682 during the life of Sir William Brownlow. An even earlier chapel at Great Humby was extant in 1470.[5] Next to the chapel stood Great Humby Hall. Built in the 13th century it became a larger hall by the 17th, the probable date it was pulled down.[2]


The Chapel of St Anne is in the ecclesiastical parish of The North Beltisloe Group of parishes, of the Deanery of Beltisloe in the Diocese of Lincoln.[6] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was The Revd Richard Ireson.[7]

The village has a population of about 15 people, and a turkey farm.[citation needed] Great Humby is surrounded by farmland, most of the village itself being a farm.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Great and Little Humby", Retrieved 25 April 2012
  2. ^ a b "Great Gunby Hall", National Monuments Record, English Heritage. Retrieved 25 April 2012
  3. ^ "Great Gunby Hall and village: TF 00717 32396"; Retrieved April 25 2012
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 632
  5. ^ "Chapel of St Anne", National Monuments Record, English Heritage. Retrieved 25 April 2012
  6. ^ "Humby Chapel"; Retrieved 14 May 2012
  7. ^ "North Beltisloe Group Council Report for PCC AGMs."; PDF download required. Retrieved 14 May 2012

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