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St Clement's Church, Worlaby.jpg
St Clement’s Church, Worlaby
Worlaby is located in Lincolnshire
Worlaby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 547 (2011)
OS grid reference TA012137
• London 145 mi (233 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brigg
Postcode district DN20
Dialling code 01652
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°36′40″N 0°28′01″W / 53.611°N 0.467°W / 53.611; -0.467Coordinates: 53°36′40″N 0°28′01″W / 53.611°N 0.467°W / 53.611; -0.467

Worlaby is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England, 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Barton-Upon-Humber and 5 miles (8 km) north-east from Brigg. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 547.[1] It lies on the B1204, and to the east of the River Ancholme. It is one of the five Low VillagesSouth Ferriby, Horkstow, Saxby All Saints, Bonby, and Worlaby – between Brigg and the River Humber, named so because of their position below the northern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.[2] Worlaby was previously part of South Humberside administrative district, and before that, the North Lindsey division of Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

In the Domesday account, the village is listed as "Uluricebi" or "Wirichebi".[3][4]

The original 13th- to 14th-century Grade II listed parish church dedicated to St Clement[5][6] was re-built between 1873 and 1877, although the early Norman piers of the nave, windows and Late Saxon tower arch were re-used.[7] The churchyard contains the war grave of a Second World War Home Guard volunteer.[8]

Other listed buildings include Worlaby Hospital,[3][9] originally almshouses founded by John, 1st Lord Bellasye of Worlaby, and built in 1663 for four poor women.[7][10]

Worlaby Carrs[edit]

To the west of the village to the River Ancholme is Worlaby Carrs, an area of arable land converted by Defra to wet grassland as sanctuary for wintering fowl.[11][12] In early 2011 a proposal to site a wind farm on the Carrs met with local opposition.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ Worlaby - North Lincolnshire, Northlincs.com. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  3. ^ a b About the Village, Worlaby.org.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  4. ^ Worlaby, Domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 21 June
  5. ^ St Clement's Church, Churchtrails.com. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  6. ^ Church History, Genuki. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  7. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 344; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  8. ^ CWGC Casualty details, Cwgc.org
  9. ^ The Old Almshouses, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  10. ^ The History of Parliament: the House of Commons, 1660-1690, edited by Basil Duke Henning, Haynes Publishing (1983) ISBN 0-436-19274-8. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  11. ^ Worlaby Carrs, Defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  12. ^ Worlaby Carrs, Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  13. ^ Worlaby Turbine, Worlaby.org.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2011
  14. ^ "Villagers sign petition to stop wind turbine being built at wildlife haven", This is Scunthorpe 11 February 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011

Further reading[edit]

  • Machin, Nannette (1989) Worlaby: A Miscellany of a North Lincolnshire Village, Between 1870-1970
  • Machin, Nanette. (1990) One hundred years of Worlaby school

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Worlaby at Wikimedia Commons