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Semi-suburban village road, with the copper-clad church spire in the distance.
Kirmington high street
Kirmington is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population365 ( Including Croxton 2011)
OS grid referenceTA104108
• London145 mi (233 km) S
Civil parish
  • Kirmington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townUlceby
Postcode districtDN39
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°34′59″N 0°20′01″W / 53.583035°N 0.333705°W / 53.583035; -0.333705Coordinates: 53°34′59″N 0°20′01″W / 53.583035°N 0.333705°W / 53.583035; -0.333705

Kirmington is a village in North Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is part of the civil parish of Kirmington and Croxton.[2] From the 2011 census the village became a civil parish in its own name. Kirmington is situated just north from the A18 road, 5 miles (8 km) west from Immingham and 7 miles (11 km) east from Brigg. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west is Humberside International Airport, the former Second World War station, RAF Kirmington.

St Helen's Church, Kirmington

Kirmington's recorded population in the 2001 Census was 337,[1] increasing to 365 in the 2011 Census.[3]

The village Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Helena.[4] The church is in Perpendicular and Decorated style, with chancel nave and vestry, and a 12th-century tower. In 1838 a wooden spire covered in copper was added.

The church was restored in 1859 by Samuel Sanders Teulon, who rebuilt both aisles and re-roofed the nave.[5] St Helena's is part of the Brocklesby Park Group of the Deanery of Yarborough.[6] St Helena was the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine.[7]

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1835, rebuilt in 1885, and was closed in 1976.[8]

The village school is Kirmington St Helena's Church of England Primary school, built in the 19th century, and extended, with additional facilities for pre-school children, in 2007.[9]

Kirmington is twinned with Terbregge, in the Netherlands. This relationship commemorates Operation Manna, in which planes from RAF Kirmington dropped 3000 food parcels in April and May 1945.[10]

Humberside Airport[edit]

Propellor blade and fragment of hub on marble plinth in churchyard
A fragment of Lancaster ND-913 A4-M2 of 115 Squadron, Witchford, as a 166 Squadron memorial in the churchyard.

RAF Kirmington was a Class A airfield of the Second World War. Construction began in 1941, and the airfield was opened for use by Bomber Command in summer 1942.

Closed in 1953, it was used for agricultural flying until being converted for commercial use by Lindsey County Council. It opened as Humberside Airport in March 1974.[1][11][12]

Eastern Airways has its head office, Schiphol House, at Humberside Airport.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Kirmington Local History Pack". North Lincolnshire Council. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Parish Council web site". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen, Kirmington (1204677)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  5. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 504
  6. ^ "Kirmington D C C". Diocese of Lincoln. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Church web site". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Lincolnshire archive list of documents about Kirmington chapel, with brief history" (PDF). Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 4 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "School Web Site". Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Terbregge local association website". May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  11. ^ "RAF History, Kirmington". Ministry of Defence. Archived from the original on 9 May 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  12. ^ Historic England. "RAF Kirmington (1401149)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Eastern Airways Home Page". Retrieved 29 December 2011.

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