Mumby

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Mumby
St. Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby, Lincolnshire - geograph.org.uk - 173268.jpg
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby
Mumby is located in Lincolnshire
Mumby
Mumby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population447 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF515742
• London120 mi (190 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlford
Postcode districtLN13
PoliceLincolnshire
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AmbulanceEast Midlands
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UK
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Lincolnshire
53°14′37″N 0°16′13″E / 53.243660°N 0.27018°E / 53.243660; 0.27018Coordinates: 53°14′37″N 0°16′13″E / 53.243660°N 0.27018°E / 53.243660; 0.27018

Mumby is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is located 4 miles (6 km) south-east from the town of Alford. In 2001 the population was recorded as 352,[2] increasing to 447 at the 2011 Census.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as consisting of 97 households.[3]

The church is dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury and is of Early English style. It is a Grade I Listed Building.[4] The font is 14th century, and the western tower is 15th. It was repaired in 1844, with its chancel being rebuilt in 1874.[5] Further restorations were carried out between 1903 and 1908.[6]

The dedication to St Thomas has been disputed;[7] J. Charles Cox refers to a dedication to St Peter.[8] It was originally called St Thomas of Canterbury, but it would appear it was briefly changed to St Peter, but has reverted to its original name.[9]

In the churchyard is the lower part of a 14th-century Grade II listed and scheduled churchyard cross.[10][11]

From 1888 until 1970 Mumby Road railway station, mentioned in Flanders and Swann's song Slow Train, lay to the west of the village.

Year Population[12]
1801 461
1811 494
1821 582
1831 619
1841 786
1851 839
1881 639
1891 576
1901 270
1911 285
1921 255
1931 565
1941 N/A (World War II)
1951 281
1961 206
2001 352
2011 447

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ Mumby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Mumby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Thomas of Canterbury (1204944)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Kellys Directory of Lincolnshire" (PDF) (9th ed.). London: Kellys Directories Ltd. 1919. p. 446.
  7. ^ "Church History", Genuki. Retrieved 23 April 2011
  8. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916); Lincolnshire, Methuen & Co. Ltd., p.233: "The large church (St Peter) is in the main a good example of E.E. It has a massive W. tower, a beautiful S. door-way enriched with dog-tooth moulding, and nave arcades of 4 bays with capitals of stiff conventional foliage. The chancel was rebuilt in 1874."
  9. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Thomas of Canterbury (355978)". PastScape. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (listing) (1359710)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  11. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (scheduling) (1014423)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Mumby parish population:Vision of Britain".

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mumby at Wikimedia Commons