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Withcall Parish Church-by-Dave-Hitchborne.jpg
The church of St Martin, Withcall
Withcall is located in Lincolnshire
 Withcall shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF326874
   – London 125 mi (201 km)  S
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUTH
Postcode district LN11
Dialling code 01507
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places

Coordinates: 53°20′07″N 0°04′30″W / 53.3353°N 0.0750°W / 53.3353; -0.0750

Withcall is a small farming village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1][2] It lies within the Lincolnshire Wolds, and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Louth (where the population is included).

The village was served by Withcall railway station, a small station halt on the long-since defunct Louth to Bardney line; a section of the platform edge still remains, and there is a well-preserved tunnel close-by.[3] Work on the building of the tunnel started in January 1852; the tunnel is 971 yards (888 m) long. The first passenger train passed through the tunnel in 1876 and the last train in 1956.[3]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 122 Skegness & Horncastle (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229392. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Forgotten Relics: Withcall Tunnel". www.forgottenrelics.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Withcall at Wikimedia Commons