Usselby

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Usselby
St Margaret, Usselby - geograph.org.uk - 105767.jpg
Church of St Margaret, Usselby
Usselby is located in Lincolnshire
Usselby
Usselby
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF097936
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°25′43″N 0°21′01″W / 53.428578°N 0.350416°W / 53.428578; -0.350416Coordinates: 53°25′43″N 0°21′01″W / 53.428578°N 0.350416°W / 53.428578; -0.350416

Usselby is a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. It is approximately 3 miles (5 km) north-west from the town of Market Rasen. Usselby, a former civil parish, is part of Osgodby civil parish.[1][2]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret, and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 14th century and 1749, with 1889 alterations in ironstone with red brick by Hodgson Fowler of Sheffield. Over the west door is a tablet inscribed "Queen Ann's bounty fell to this church in MDCCXLIX."[3] The early 18th-century Queen Anne's Bounty acts of parliament provided extra income for poor incumbents.

Usselby Hall is a Grade II listed building dating from the mid-18th century with early 19th-century alterations and additions, and built with red brick. It was owned and lived in by Lord Tennyson's grandfather. During the Second World War it was used as a German Officer Prisoner of War Camp.[4] Usselby Hall now covers most of the site of Usselby deserted medieval village.[5]

Claxby and Usselby railway station opened here in 1848 and closed in 1960.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Usselby". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Kirkby cum Osgodby parish council". Parish Councils. Lincolnshire county council. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. The administrative civil parish of Osgodby is made up of four villages – Kirkby, Osgodby, Kingerby and Usselby.
  3. ^ "St Margarets Church". British Listed Buildings. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Usselby Hall". British Listed Buildings. English Heritage. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Usselby DMV (892436)". PastScape. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Claxby And Usselby railway station (506993)". PastScape. Retrieved 6 July 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Usselby at Wikimedia Commons