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Marshchapel is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population704 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF358993
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrimsby
Postcode districtDN36
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°28′25″N 0°02′45″E / 53.473479°N 0.045934°E / 53.473479; 0.045934Coordinates: 53°28′25″N 0°02′45″E / 53.473479°N 0.045934°E / 53.473479; 0.045934

Marshchapel is a coastal village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is approximately 11 miles (18 km) south-east from Grimsby and 13 miles (21 km) north-east from Louth. It includes the hamlets of West End and Eskham.[2]

Marshchapel has a village store cum post office, a primary school, and one public house, the White Horse.[3]

St Mary's Church, Marshchapel

The church, dedicated to St Mary is a Grade I listed building dating from the 15th century with a chancel dating from 1848.[4][5] St Mary's is often referred to as the "Cathedral of the Marshes". In the churchyard is a cross dating from the 14th century which was originally sited at the crossroads near West End. It is both Grade II listed and a scheduled monument.[4][6]

Marshchapel Primary School was originally built as a National School and was rebuilt in 1872, being known by its current name since September 1999.[7]

Marshchapel was the site of Saxon salt-working.[8]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south west to Yarburgh with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 2,194.[9]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Marshchapel". Genuki. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Marshchapel Village website". Marshchapel Village website. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "St Marys Church (354697)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Church of St Mary, Marshchapel". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Cross in Churchyard to Church of St Mary, Marshchapel". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Marshchapel Primary School". Lincs to the past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Lincolnshire marsh", Wetland Archaeology and Environment Research Centre, University of Hull
  9. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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