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St Margaret's Church, Keddington
Keddington is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population158 (Including Brackenborough and Stewton. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF345886
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Civil parish
  • Keddington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUTH
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°22′40″N 0°01′14″E / 53.377849°N 0.020656°E / 53.377849; 0.020656Coordinates: 53°22′40″N 0°01′14″E / 53.377849°N 0.020656°E / 53.377849; 0.020656

Keddington is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is 2 miles (3 km) north-east from Louth.

Keddington Grade II listed Ticklepenny Lock on Louth Canal

Keddington Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.[2] The church was restored in 1871-73. It has a 15th-century wooden eagle lectern, and a south door with transom.[3] The eagle lectern is one of only six in England of its kind.[4]

Other Grade II listed buildings include the remains of two locks on the disused Louth Canal, four farm houses, a cottage, and the remains of Louth Abbey.[5] A Cistercian house, Louth Abbey was founded in 1139, and was dissolved at suppression in 1536. Still visible are earthworks and ruined chancel walls.[6]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2015". Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1359987)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 181; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ Yates, Jack; Thorold, Henry: Lincolnshire – a Shell Guide; p. 85. Faber and Faber (1965). ISBN 0571062970
  5. ^ "Keddington", British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 June 2011
  6. ^ Historic England. "Louth Abbey (354511)". PastScape. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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