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Saint Mary's Church, Hogsthorpe
Hogsthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population908 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF537721
• London120 mi (190 km) SSE
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSkegness
Postcode districtPE24
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°13′27″N 0°18′05″E / 53.224188°N 0.301317°E / 53.224188; 0.301317Coordinates: 53°13′27″N 0°18′05″E / 53.224188°N 0.301317°E / 53.224188; 0.301317

Hogsthorpe is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) from the North Sea and Chapel St Leonards, and about 7 miles (11 km) north from Skegness. Through Hogsthorpe runs the A52, the main road connecting the village to the nearby resorts of Skegness, Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells.

The parish includes the hamlets of Slackholme and Authorpe Row.[2]

Hogsthorpe contains a church, a restaurant, two public houses, a small primary school and a village hall.


Hogsthorpe's church, dedicated to Saint Mary, is built in Early English style of limestone and greenstone, and is a Grade I Listed Building. It dates from the 12th century, and has a 12th-century tower, a 15th-century font and a pulpit from 1730. The chancel was rebuilt in 1870, and the church was restored in 1853 and 1910.[3]

Hogsthorpe Village
Wesleyan Chapel
Saracen's Head

In 1885 Kelly's reported a Wesleyan and a Primitive Methodist chapel, corn mills and brickfields. Chief landowners included Baroness Willoughby de Eresby and Lord of the Manor Lieutenant Colonel Sir Nelson Rycroft bart of Kempshott Park. The parish had an area of 2,870 acres (11.6 km2) supporting the production of wheat, beans and oats, and an 1881 population of 719.[4]

The Wesleyan chapel was built in 1863, but closed in 1994 and was converted into flats in 1997.[5]

The Saracens Head is a Grade II listed early 18th-century public house.[6]

Built as a National School in 1857, Hogsthorpe school was the Hogsthorpe County Primary School between 1947 and 1999, and is now the Hogsthorpe Community Primary School.[7][8]

The village was the birthplace of politician Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison.[9]


Population of Hogsthorpe Civil Parish
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001 2011
Population[10] 451 515 591 698 790 832 719 684 610 590 511 531 599 494 873 908



  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Hogsthorpe". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Marys, Hogsthorpe (1063615)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 476
  5. ^ Historic England. "Methodist Chapel, Hogsthorpe (1378634)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Saracens Head, Hogsthorpe (1359708)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Hogsthorpe School. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Hogsthorpe Community Primary School". Dept. For Education. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Christopher Addison:Biography". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 25 August 2011.

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