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St.Andrew's, Utterby, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 179632.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Utterby
Utterby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population293 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF309933
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUTH
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01472
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°25′15″N 0°01′54″W / 53.420786°N 0.031543°W / 53.420786; -0.031543Coordinates: 53°25′15″N 0°01′54″W / 53.420786°N 0.031543°W / 53.420786; -0.031543

Utterby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A16 road, 10 miles (16 km) south from Grimsby and 4 miles (6 km) north from Louth.

Utterby railway station[2] (or Utterby Halt), on the line between Grimsby and Louth, closed in 1961. Near to the Village is the site of a former Gilbertine priory.[3] It is believed that the monks of this priory built the village's Packhorse bridge in the 14th century.[4]

The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Utterby.


The name Utterby comes from the Scandinavian 'by' which means village, and is a common place name suffix in the area. The 'utter' comes from the Old English 'uttera', cognate with the modern English word 'outer', or remote, and not the modern Swedish 'utter' which means otter. Therefore, to the Vikings this was 'the remote village'.[5] This is a common construction also seen in Itterby, one of the parishes which formed Cleethorpes, and also Ytterby in Sweden, which is relatively frequent in Scandinavia and from which derive the names of the Chemical elements Yttrium, Ytterbium, Terbium and Erbium.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (2004) [1958]. British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. pp. 22 & section G2. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0.
  3. ^ Catholic Herald 26 March 2004 "Medieval English order enjoys revival in Brazil"
  4. ^ "Utterby". villagesos.org. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Viking Place Names". History Learning Site. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Utterby at Wikimedia Commons