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Holy Trinity Church, Messingham
Messingham is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population3,718 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSE893042
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN17
Dialling code01724
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°31′38″N 0°39′12″W / 53.52727°N 0.65346°W / 53.52727; -0.65346Coordinates: 53°31′38″N 0°39′12″W / 53.52727°N 0.65346°W / 53.52727; -0.65346

Messingham is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England.

The village is situated on the A159, 4 miles (6 km) south from the centre of Scunthorpe and 1 mile (1.6 km) south from the M180. West Lindsey is 1 mile to the south, as is Scotter.

Messingham has a population of over 4,000 people, falling to 3,718 at the 2011 census.[1]


The village has a history of sheep farming.[citation needed]

Schools serving the village are Messingham Primary School, Frederick Gough School, Queen Elizabeth's High School, Huntcliff and John Leggott College.[clarification needed] The parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. There is also a Methodist church, on 24 July 1772.[clarification needed] John Wesley was known to preach in Messingham, possibly at the site of the Green Tree public house.[citation needed] Village public houses are the Horn Inn, Green Tree Inn and Crown Inn on High Street, and the Bird in the Barley on Northfield Road (A159).

Scunthorpe's 'British Steel' steel works is a major employer of local people.[citation needed]

On the outskirts of Messingham is Grange Park Golf Club,[2] Messingham Zoo[3] and nearby on the B1400 road, a nature reserve. The Sand Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


Messingham has various sports clubs. Football, Cricket and Bowls clubs are based at the Northfield Road site.


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Nrighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Grange Park Golf and Leisure, Butterwick Road, Messingham, North Lincolnshire DN17 3PP". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "MESSINGHAM ZOO LTD - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Retrieved 2 February 2020.

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