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St.Bartholomew's church, Keelby, Lincs. - - 143866.jpg
Church of St Batholomew, Keelby
Keelby is located in Lincolnshire
Keelby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 2,092 (2011)
OS grid reference TA161097
• London 140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grimsby
Postcode district DN41
Dialling code 01469
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East 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.


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

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