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St Peter and St Lawrence, Wickenby - geograph.org.uk - 105816.jpg
Church of St Peter and St Lawrence, Wickenby
Wickenby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population217 (2001)
OS grid referenceTF087819
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN3
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°19′25″N 0°22′07″W / 53.323715°N 0.368503°W / 53.323715; -0.368503Coordinates: 53°19′25″N 0°22′07″W / 53.323715°N 0.368503°W / 53.323715; -0.368503

Wickenby is a hamlet and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west from the town of Market Rasen.

Wickenby existed at the time of Domesday Book of 1086 when it consisted of fifteen households.[1]

The parish church is a limestone Grade II* listed building dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Lawrence and dating from the 12th century, although it was restored in 1868 by George Gilbert Scott. In the east wall of the south aisle is set a brass to Henry Millner, who died in 1635.[2]

Wickenby railway station on the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Extension Railway, opened in 1848 and closed in 1965.[3]

Broadbent Theatre

The former Free United Methodist Chapel, built 1878, was purchased in 1970 by the Holton Players who converted it into a 100-seat theatre, named Broadbent Theatre in memory of Roy Broadbent, father of Jim Broadbent, who designed the conversion.

RAF Wickenby was a Second World War military airfield, opened in 1942. During the war as it served as an RAF Bomber Command station used by Nos. 12 and 626 Squadrons. The northern part of the runway has been used as a civilian airfield, Wickenby Aerodrome, since at least the 1970s. The southern part is disused, and the south-eastern end of the runway is occupied by a poultry farm.[4]

During the summer of 2015 a new aerobatic monoplane achieved its first flight at Wickenby.[5]


  1. ^ "Wickenby". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Peter and St Lawrence, Wickenby (1359477)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Wickenby railway station (507107)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "RAF Wickenby (1412001)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  5. ^ "RAF Wickenby". Retrieved 21 July 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Wickenby at Wikimedia Commons