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Scamblesby village
Scamblesby is located in Lincolnshire
 Scamblesby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 228 (Including Cawkwell. United Kingdom Census 2011
OS grid reference TF276787
   – London 125 mi (201 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11 9
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places

Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 0°05′11″W / 53.290771°N 0.086484°W / 53.290771; -0.086484

Scamblesby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district from Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Louth, on the A153 road, and within the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


In 1185, Roger de Maletoth gave a bovate, around 20 acres of land, at Scamblesby, to the Knights Templar.[1]

In 1507, the prebend of Scamblesby was held by Polydore Vergil, an Italian historian and priest, who had moved to England in 1502.[2] Vergil held the prebend until 1513 but lived mainly in London.[3]

In 1672, Herbert Thorndike, Canon of Westminster Abbey, left the 'lands and tenements' he owned in Scamblesby, to be held in trust, to provide a 'perpetual vicarage' for the local church.[4]

The village Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Martin. It was partially rebuilt in the 1890s and seats around 100.[citation needed]


In 2007 Scamblesby Church of England Primary School achieved examination grades higher than the local and the national average.[5] Its 2012 Ofsted inspection judgements rated the school as Grade 2 (good) overall.[6] The school has a website found here


  1. ^ Farrer, William. Honors and Knights' Fees: Chester, Huntingdon. Printed for the author, by Spottiswoode, Ballntyne & co. p. 172. 
  2. ^ Atkinson, Catherine (2007). Inventing Inventors in Renaissance Europe: Polydore Vergil's De Inventoribus Rerum. Mohr Siebeck. p. 291. ISBN 978-3-16-149187-0. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, John; Alexander, Elizabeth H. (1932). "otes on the Work of Polydore Vergil "De Inventoribus Rerum"". Isis. 17 (1): 71–93. doi:10.1086/346638. JSTOR 224628. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Kennett, White (bp. of Peterborough.) (1704). The case of impropriations, and of the augmentation of vicarages ... stated by history and law [by W. Kennett.]. [interleaved and with the author's MS. additions]. pp. 72–73. 
  5. ^ "Scamblesby Church of England Primary School". BBC. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Scamblesby Church of England Primary School"; Ofsted report 2012. PDF download required. Retrieved 21 May 2012

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