North Coates

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North Coates
St.Nicholas' church, North Coates, Lincs. - - 71108.jpg
St Nicholas' Church, North Coates
North Coates is located in Lincolnshire
North Coates
North Coates
Location within Lincolnshire
Population724 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTA347001
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrimsby
Postcode districtDN36
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°28′51″N 0°01′47″E / 53.480780°N 0.029749°E / 53.480780; 0.029749Coordinates: 53°28′51″N 0°01′47″E / 53.480780°N 0.029749°E / 53.480780; 0.029749

North Coates (sometimes called North Cotes) is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated close to the coast, 4 miles (6 km) to the east, and 10 miles (16 km) north-east from the town of Louth.

The Grade II* listed church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and is built of limestone, dating from the 13th century, although mostly rebuilt in 1865 by James Fowler of Louth. The upper part of the font is 12th-century and the lower part 19th-century.[2] There is a medieval scheduled standing cross with square base in St Nicholas churchyard, believed to be in its original position.[3]

Ivy Cottage, in the village, is a Grade II* listed building dating from the early 18th century which is unaltered and in its original condition.[4]

RAF North Coates[edit]

RAF North Coates was opened during the First World War, and closed in June 1919. It reopened in 1927 as an Armament Practice Camp, and during the Second World War was operated by Coastal Command. Post-war it was home to several Maintenance Units, but in 1963 it to become Britain's first Bloodhound surface-to-air missile site. It was closed in 1990. From 1992 various sections of the airfield and buildings were sold off. It is now home to the North Coates Flying Club.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Nicholas North Cotes (1063126)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross, North Cotes (1018297)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Ivy Cottage, North Cotes (1307138)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  5. ^ "RAF North Coates". RAF Lincolnshire. Retrieved 14 July 2011.

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