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Holy Trinity Church, Messingham
Messingham is located in Lincolnshire
 Messingham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 4,090 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SE893042
   – London 140 mi (230 km)  S
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN17
Dialling code 01724
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Scunthorpe
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Coordinates: 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.[citation needed]


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

Schools serving the village are Messingham Primary School, Frederick Gough School, Queen Elizabeth High School and Huntcliff.[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 (Corus) steel works is a major employer of local people.[citation needed]

On the outskirts of Messingham is Grange Park Golf Club, 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.

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