Maidenwell, Lincolnshire

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Maidenwell village
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St Olave's Church in nearby Ruckland
Maidenwell is located in Lincolnshire
Maidenwell shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF321794
• London 125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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53°17′44″N 0°01′06″W / 53.295486°N 0.018470°W / 53.295486; -0.018470Coordinates: 53°17′44″N 0°01′06″W / 53.295486°N 0.018470°W / 53.295486; -0.018470

Maidenwell is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) south from Louth. The village population is included in the civil parish of Burwell.


A Prehistoric or Roman trackway and settlement has been identified through the village.[1][2] and several Neolithic burials, including a typical early long barrow.[3]

The village of Maidenwell, separately assessed in documents of 1334, was united with Farforth parish in 1450 or possibly 1592. Maidenwell was probably depopulated about 1400-28. Significant earthworks of the former medieval settlement were still traceable in the 20th century.[4]


The village falls within the ecclesiastical parish of Ruckland with Farforth in The South Ormsby Group of the Deanery of Bolingbroke. The 2013 incumbent is the Revd Cheryl Hilliam. The parish includes the hamlet of Oxcombe. The parish church is the tiny church of St Olave at Ruckland.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Prehistoric or Roman features (1043074)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Probable Roman settlement (1043077)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Long Barrow (1050248)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Maidenwell (354288)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

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