Thurlby, North Kesteven

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St.Germain's church, Thurlby, Lincs. - - 57411.jpg
Church of St Germain, Thurlby
Thurlby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK907616
• London115 mi (185 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLINCOLN
Postcode districtLN5
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°08′39″N 0°38′41″W / 53.144119°N 0.644837°W / 53.144119; -0.644837Coordinates: 53°08′39″N 0°38′41″W / 53.144119°N 0.644837°W / 53.144119; -0.644837

Thurlby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, about 9 miles (14 km) south-west of the city of Lincoln and about 9 miles (14 km) north-east of the town of Newark-on-Trent. It is most notable for Thurlby Hall, home of the Bromhead baronets. The population is included in the civil parish of Witham St Hughs.

Thurlby is mentioned in Domesday Book – in 1086 the village consisted of 22 households.[1]

St.Germain's chancel

The parish church is a Grade II* listed building dedicated to Saint Germain and dating from the 11th century, with a 13th-century west tower. It was much restored in the 19th century, and has a porch over a Norman doorway and a 15th-century font.[2] In the churchyard is a medieval churchyard cross which is believed to stand in its original position west of the tower. It is believed to have been restored in 1842 and is a scheduled monument.[3]

Thurlby Hall is a Grade II listed small country house dating from the early 18th century.[4] The house was the home of the Bromhead baronets. Major Sir Edmund Gonville Bromhead (1791–1870) 3rd Baronet, was the father of Gonville Bromhead who won the Victoria Cross at the 1879 battle of Rorke's Drift in the Zulu War. Gonville Bromhead's older brother Benjamin Parnell Bromhead succeeded their father as 4th Baronet.[5][6]


  1. ^ Thurlby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Germain church (1061972)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard Cross (scheduled) (1013082)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Thurlby Hall (1317332)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Edmund Gonville Bromhead". The Peerage. The Peerage. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Thurlby by Lincoln", Genuki. Retrieved 18 August 2011

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