Laughton, West Lindsey

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Church of All Saints, Laughton
Laughton is located in Lincolnshire
Laughton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 410 (2011)
OS grid reference SK849972
• London 150 mi (240 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gainsborough
Postcode district DN21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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53°27′56″N 0°43′21″W / 53.465485°N 0.722464°W / 53.465485; -0.722464Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 0°43′21″W / 53.465485°N 0.722464°W / 53.465485; -0.722464

Laughton is a village and a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 410.[1] It is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) north from the town of Gainsborough[2]

Laughton is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book, as "Lacestone" and "Lastone", with 29 households.[3]

The parish church is built of limestone, dedicated to All Saints, and is a Grade I listed building dating from the 12th century. It was restored and the chancel rebuilt in 1894 by Bodley and Garner. In the south aisle is a 14th-century full length brass, reset in 1549, to a member of the D'Alison family.[4]

Ruins of Wildsworth Church

The village of Wildsworth is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the west on the bank of the River Trent. It had a yellow-brick church, dedicated to St John the Divine, built in 1838 by Charles Biggs. It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in 1982 and demolished two years later.[2][5] It is still listed on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building, where it is described as disused.[6]

Nearby is Laughton Forest, mostly privately owned but leased to the Forestry Commission, which was created in the 20th century on a sandy heath.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Laughton by Gainsborough". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Laughton". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "All Saints, Laughton". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Laughton". Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "St John the Divine, Wildsworth". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "The History of Laughton Forest 1926 - 2013",

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