From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

St.Bartholomew's church, Keelby, Lincs. - - 143866.jpg
Church of St Batholomew, Keelby
Keelby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population2,092 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA161097
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrimsby
Postcode districtDN41
Dialling code01469
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°34′16″N 0°14′52″W / 53.571078°N 0.247825°W / 53.571078; -0.247825Coordinates: 53°34′16″N 0°14′52″W / 53.571078°N 0.247825°W / 53.571078; -0.247825

Keelby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, on the A18, 6 miles (10 km) west from the seaport of Grimsby and 4 miles (6 km) east from the local Humberside Airport, with close access to the A180 to the north, and M180 to the west.

In the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,172, comprising 48.6% males, and 51.4% females. The population at the 2011 census (including Brocklesby) was 2,092.[1]

Keelby is listed in the Domesday Book as "Chelebi" or "Chilebi".[2] A place name ending in "-by" generally indicates that the town or village was a primary Viking settlement.

Keelby has a tennis court, bowling green, park, primary school, guest house and a war memorial, a Mace and a Spar store, and two public houses, the King's Head and the Nag's Head. Religious sites are the Church of England St Bartholomew's Church and a Methodist chapel.

Keelby once had a village pond situated at the junction of Pelham Crescent and Mill Lane, however this was filled in during the 1950s.

There is a football club with adult and junior teams. The village cricket club, reformed in 1975 after a 10-year break, plays in the Lincolnshire League, the Grimsby Midweek League and the East Lindsey Sunday League. Matches were played on the village green until 2009 before moving to a new multi-purpose sports complex on the edge of the village in 2010.[citation needed]

Keelby is within the catchment area of three secondary schools, Healing Comprehensive, Caistor Yarborough, and Caistor Grammar School.

The village was struck by an F1/T2 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ "National Archive Domesday Book". Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  3. ^ "European Severe Weather Database".

External links[edit]