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St Martin's Church, Waithe
Waithe is located in Lincolnshire
Waithe shown within Lincolnshire
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53°29′12″N 0°04′07″W / 53.486770°N 0.06863°W / 53.486770; -0.06863Coordinates: 53°29′12″N 0°04′07″W / 53.486770°N 0.06863°W / 53.486770; -0.06863

Waithe (or Waythe) is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A16, 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Holton-le-Clay and 1 mile (1.6 km) north from North Thoresby.

In the Domesday account Waithe is written as "Wade",[1] and was one of the 398 properties assigned to Ilbert of Lacy.[2]

The village is the site of a deserted medieval village, indicated by earthworks, trackways and ditch enclosures, and 13th- to 18th-century pottery finds.[3]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory reported that agricultural production in the then 780 acres (3.2 km2) parish was chiefly wheat, oats, turnips and barley, farmed under a four-field system.[4]

Waithe Grade I listed redundant church is dedicated to St Martin.[5] The church was rebuilt in 1861 by James Fowler of Louth, leaving only the Early English nave arcades and tower as elements of an earlier Saxon cruciform church.[6][7] The church was repaired and conserved in 2005.[8]

Other listed structures include Grade II Waithe Water Mill, dating from 1813.[9]


  1. ^ "Waithe, Lincolnshire", The National Archives. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  2. ^ "Waithe", Domesday Map. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  3. ^ Historic England. "Waithe (892597)". PastScape. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 698
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Martin (1359965)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 330; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  7. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 415, 416; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  8. ^ St Martin's Church, waithechurch.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  9. ^ Historic England. "Waithe Water Mill (1147753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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