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Marshchapel is located in Lincolnshire
Marshchapel shown within Lincolnshire
Population 704 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF358993
• London 140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grimsby
Postcode district DN36
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East 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 two public houses, the Greyhound and 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. 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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