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Muckton Wood
Muckton is located in Lincolnshire
 Muckton shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF374814
   – London 125 mi (201 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Dialling code 01507
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament louth and Horncastle
List of places

Coordinates: 53°18′42″N 0°03′43″E / 53.311775°N 0.061940°E / 53.311775; 0.061940

Muckton is a village and former civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies between the A16 and A157 roads, 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east from Louth and approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west of the village of Authorpe.[1] It is situated in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Muckton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Muchetune", and is listed as having 9 households, with Ansgot of Burwell as Lord of the Manor.[2]

The medieval church was dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It was rebuilt by James Fowler in 1878 although it retained its Norman chancel arch.[3] It was declared redundant in May 1981 by the Diocese of Lincoln, and demolished in October 1982.[4]

Muckton Wood is a nature reserve about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) south of the village, purchased by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in 1983. It consists of ancient semi-natural woodland on a boulder clay soil.[5]

The Greenwich Prime Zero meridian line passes through the parish.


  1. ^ "Muckton". Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Domesday Map". Muckton. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Holy Trinity, Muckton (354636)". PastScape. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "GENUKI". Muckton. GENUKI. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Muckton Wood". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Muckton at Wikimedia Commons