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Churchyard Cross - geograph.org.uk - 549899.jpg
Churchyard cross and St Benedict's Church, Haltham
Haltham is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population122 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF247637
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Civil parish
  • Haltham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLN9
Dialling code01507
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′22″N 0°08′11″W / 53.156120°N 0.136316°W / 53.156120; -0.136316Coordinates: 53°09′22″N 0°08′11″W / 53.156120°N 0.136316°W / 53.156120; -0.136316

Haltham is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 122.[1] It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) south from the town of Horncastle, and on the east bank of the River Bain in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Haltham is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Holtha", with 15 households, and King William I as Lord of the Manor.[2]


The parish church was dedicated to Saint Benedict, and is a Grade I listed building built of greenstone and red-brick dating from the 12th century, with restorations in 1881 and 1890. In 1964 Pevsner noted a chalice and flagon, dated 1765, by London silversmith Francis Crump.[3] The church was closed by the Diocese of Lincoln in October 1977, and is now maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.[4][5][6]

In the churchyard is the base of a 14th-century cross which is Grade II listed and also a scheduled monument.[7][8]


The village was served by the Marmion Arms public house, a half-timbered thatched building.[9]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded that agricultural production in the then 2,380 acres (9.6 km2) acre parish was chiefly wheat, oats and turnips, The 1881 population was 179.[10]


  1. ^ "Haltham (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Domesday Map". Haltham. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 265; Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  4. ^ "Haltham". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Benedict Haltham (352856)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". St Benedict Haltham. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  7. ^ "British Listed Buildings". cross, Haltham. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard cross, St Benedict's churchyard (1010680)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Marmion Arms, Haltham. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  10. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 464

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Haltham at Wikimedia Commons