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Muckton Wood
Muckton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF374814
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′42″N 0°03′43″E / 53.311775°N 0.061940°E / 53.311775; 0.061940Coordinates: 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. It is in the civil parish of Burwell.

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 6 January 2011.
  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. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Muckton at Wikimedia Commons