North Kelsey

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North Kelsey
North Kelsey Church - - 232806.jpg
All Hallows' Church, North Kelsey
North Kelsey is located in Lincolnshire
North Kelsey
North Kelsey
Location within Lincolnshire
Population966 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA0410
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLN7
Dialling code01652
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°30′06″N 0°25′42″W / 53.5018°N 0.4283°W / 53.5018; -0.4283Coordinates: 53°30′06″N 0°25′42″W / 53.5018°N 0.4283°W / 53.5018; -0.4283

North Kelsey is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated 4 miles (6 km) west from Caistor and 19 miles (31 km) north-east from the county town of Lincoln.

Within the parish is the hamlet of North Kelsey Moor, once the site of North Kelsey railway station.

According to the 2001 Census North Kelsey had a population of 959, increasing slightly to 966 at the 2011 census.[1]


North Kelsey has an Anglican church [2] and a Methodist chapel.[3] There is a village hall,[4] primary school,[5] a public house, The Butcher's Arms,[6] and a recently renovated windmill.[7] The village post office was closed in 2008, as part of a series of rural post-office closures, the remaining general store and newsagents closed in 2019.


North Kelsey parish church[8] was dedicated to St Nicholas until the late 19th century, after which dedicated to All Hallows. The church was rebuilt in 1869, although the tower dates from the 13th century. An early stone coffin lid lies against the outside wall[9] The church suffered minor damage in a whirlwind which hit South and North Kelsey in the 1930s.

Facing the church is Grade II listed Church Farm[9] The central part of the house is Elizabethan, with later Georgian additions, including larger windows. The south wall of the house is constructed in the same manner, and is the same age as, the 13th-century church tower.[10]

The adjacent village of Hibaldstow is reached by crossing Hibaldstow Bridge, an iron lattice girder bridge, built in 1889, that spans the River Ancholme.

The former RAF Caistor is chiefly within the parish, and the concrete bases of three Thor IRBM launch pads remain.


The North Kelsey mixed tennis league[11] was established in 1966. The League includes the majority of tennis clubs in North Lincolnshire, and others in the North East Lincolnshire Unitary Authority area. Some of the league's clubs are affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association of Great Britain.

The North Kelsey Sports Association on South Street is home to the North Kelsey Bowls Club.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
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  9. ^ a b Nikolaus Pevsner; John Harris; Nicholas Antram (1989). Lincolnshire. Yale University Press. p. 583. ISBN 978-0-300-09620-0.
  10. ^ "Church Farm House, Gateposts, Wall and Railings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
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