Brinkhill is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from the market town of Alford and 7 miles (11 km) north-west from Spilsby, The village lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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St Philip's Church, Brinkhill
Brinkhill is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population172 (Including Ketsby and South Ormsby. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF372736
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°14′31″N 0°03′17″E / 53.241952°N 0.054728°E / 53.241952; 0.054728Coordinates: 53°14′31″N 0°03′17″E / 53.241952°N 0.054728°E / 53.241952; 0.054728

The village is listed in 1086 Domesday Book as "Brincle", with 26 households which was then considered quite large. The Lord of the Manor was Earl Hugh of Chester.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Philip and is a Grade II listed building dating from 1857, built of red brick by Maugham and Fowler.[3] In the churchyard stands an ancient scheduled and Grade II* listed churchyard cross, the base of which dates from the 14th century, with a 19th-century alteration.[4][5]

The Greenwich Prime Zero meridian line passes through the village.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Brinkhill". Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  3. ^ "St Philips Church". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Cross in Churchyard, St Philip". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Glebe Cottage Moated Site Immediately South of Brook Farm (1016785)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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