Wainfleet St Mary

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Wainfleet St Mary
St Mary, Wainfleet St Mary - geograph.org.uk - 105792.jpg
Wainfleet St Mary Church
Wainfleet St Mary is located in Lincolnshire
Wainfleet St Mary
Wainfleet St Mary
 Wainfleet St Mary shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,025 (2011)
OS grid reference TF469591
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
Civil parish Skegness
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Skegness
Postcode district PE24
Dialling code 01754
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
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Coordinates: 53°06′33″N 0°11′36″E / 53.109278°N 0.193211°E / 53.109278; 0.193211

Wainfleet St Mary is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated directly south of Wainfleet All Saints on the A52 road, 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Skegness and 14 miles (23 km) north-east from Boston. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 1,106,[1] reducing to 1,025 at the 2011 census.[2] It includes the hamlet of Wainfleet Bank.[3]


The first mention of Wainfleet St Mary as a separate and distinct place from Wainfleet All Saints, is in 1378 when it belonged to the Priory of Stixwould.[4]

The limestone Grade II listed church is dedicated to Saint Mary and dates from the 12th century, being restored in 1875 and 1892.[5] The western tower dates from the 12th century although it was raised in the 15th century. Inside is a 15th-century font and a black and white marble monument, with broken pediment, to Edward Barkham who died in 1724. Ten yards (9 m) south of the nave is the remains of a 14th-century stone cross, which is both a scheduled monument and Grade II listed.[6]

There is a Grade II listed windmill at Mill Garage built of red brick in the early 19th century. It ceased working in 1947 and has been converted into a house.[7][8]

Within the garden of Pinfold Lodge, lying at the junction of Vicarage Road and Low Road, is a brick-built octagonal pinfold roofed with slate. It is Grade II listed and thought to date back to approximately 1800.[9][10]

Wainfleet St Mary C of E Primary School originated in the Bethlehem Hospital School, built in 1831. It was known as Wainfleet St Mary Church School by 1903, and as Wainfleet St Mary C of E School by 1913 and until 1981. The school was closed in 1987.[11]


Population of Wainfleet St Mary Civil Parish
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1961 2001
Population[12] 421 475 544 660 731 717 705 718 669 789 908 958 1,038 1,106


Wainfleet St.Mary Community Hall - Also known as St Michael's Chapel


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wainfleet St Mary". Genuki. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Edmund Oldfield. A topgraphical and historical account of wainfleet and the wapentake of candleshoe in the county of Lincoln. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. p. 73/4. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Windmill". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Windmill (498480)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Horse engine". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Historic England. "Pinfold (1432443)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Wainfleet St Mary CE Primary School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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