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Saint Olaves Church, Ruckland - - 161781.jpg
St Olave's Church, Ruckland
Ruckland is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF333780
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°16′58″N 0°00′05″W / 53.282895°N 0.001522°W / 53.282895; -0.001522Coordinates: 53°16′58″N 0°00′05″W / 53.282895°N 0.001522°W / 53.282895; -0.001522

Ruckland is a village in the civil parish of Maidenwell, and about 6 miles (10 km) south from the town of Louth, Lincolnshire, England. It lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wolds road to Rucklands from Haugham

In the 1086 Domesday Book Ruckland is written as "Rochland", with nine households, the Lord of the Manor being Briscard.[1] The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Burwell, Lincolnshire.

Ruckland's church, dedicated to Saint Olave (sometimes Olaf), seats forty people. It was built in 1885 of green sandstone by William Scorer, and is a Grade II listed building.[2][3] The churchyard contains the war graves of a Royal Navy sailor and an Army Veterinary Corps soldier of the Second World War.[4]

George Hall (1863–1918) was rector of Ruckland and a member of the Gypsy Lore Society. In 1915 he published his book, The Gypsy's Parson - His Experiences and Adventures.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Domesday Map". Ruckland. Anna Powell-Smith/University Of Hull. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Olave, Maidenwell (1280828)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Ruckland". Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Cemetery details - Ruckland (St Olave) Churchyard" CWGC Cemetery Report
  5. ^ "Special Collections and Archives". British Romany Families. University of Liverpool. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  6. ^ The Gypsy's Parson: his experiences and adventures. Sampson Low Marston & Co. 1915.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ruckland at Wikimedia Commons