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St Andrew, Calceby, Lincolnshire

Calceby medieval village, Bluestone Heath Rd, Calceby, Lincolnshire LN13 0AX, United Kingdom (53°15′36″N, 0°4′55″E)
TF 390 757
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
medieval St Andrew
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
21 July 1998

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Feature Sets

Calceby is a small village, now largely deserted, in the East Lidsey district of the county, 8 Miles S of Louth and 9 miles SW of Mablethorpe on the coast. The population was just 32 in 1961 and the parish was abolished in 1987 and incorporated into South Thoresby parish. The church, prominently situated on the crest of a hill, is a proud ruin consisting of the remains of the W tower and a portion of the N wall of the nave. It was abandoned in the 17thc, the last service taking place in 1692. The tower arch is partlly intact and is Romanesque and built of greenstone.


The Tenant in Chief of most of Calceby in 1086 was Earl Hugh of Chester, who had two holdings in demesne totalling almost 28 carucates. He also had substantial resources of meadow and woodland and 20 salthouses. Before the Conquest this land was held by Earl Harold.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The doorway at the W end of the S aisle at the church of St. Leonard, South Ormsby is said to have come from this church when it was dismantled in 1756.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 196076

N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1964, 214.