Brocklesby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Habrough, 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Immingham, and is located close to the border of both North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire and is the most northerly village within non-metropolitan Lincolnshire and is also near Humberside International Airport.

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All Saints' Church, Brocklesby
Brocklesby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTA143112
• London145 mi (233 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrimsby
Postcode districtDN41
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°35′07″N 0°16′31″W / 53.585315°N 0.275365°W / 53.585315; -0.275365Coordinates: 53°35′07″N 0°16′31″W / 53.585315°N 0.275365°W / 53.585315; -0.275365

According to the 2001 Census Brocklesby had a population of 124.[2] At the 2011 census the population was listed in the civil parish of Keelby.

The parish includes the settlement of Limber Parva (or Little Limber) which lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-west, and is the site of a deserted medieval village, defined by earthworks and crop marks of crofts, hollow ways and rectilinear enclosures.[3][4]

Newsham Abbey was located to the north of the village in the hamlet of Newsham, now part of Brocklesby civil parish.[5][6]

Brocklesby has a railway station platform and buildings which are now private property.[7] The nearest railway station in current use is at Habrough.

Brocklesby HallEdit

The Grade I listed Brocklesby Hall ( 53°35'11.44"N 0°17'0.09"W ) is a large country house standing in the 27,000 acre (113 square kilometre) Brocklesby Park Estate. It probably dates from the 16th century, but was altered before 1708 and remodelled circa 1730. It was severely fire damaged in 1898, restored by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield, and then reduced in size in the 20th century by the architect Claud Phillimore. It is built of brick in 3 storeys to a U-shaped floor plan with a 9-bay frontage. The 1898 fire and Phillimore's renovations destroyed most of the original interior features.[8]

The Pelham family originally moved to Lincolnshire in 1565 and the property has descended in the family to Charles Pelham, the 8th and current Earl of Yarborough.

The estate is primarily agricultural with a substantial acreage of woodland. The 1000 acre Park and woodlands were laid out in the 1770s by Capability Brown for the Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough and contains a significant number of (43) listed architectural features.[9]

The Grade I listed Anglican parish church, dedicated to All Saints, stands in the park.[10] The church holds memorials to the Pelham family, particularly Charles Pelham, Lord Worsley, who was killed during the First World War.[11]

Also in Brocklesby Park is the Pelham Mausoleum, built in 1787 by James Wyatt for Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough.[12]

The Holgate Monument, created in 1785 by James Wyatt, is a Grade I listed memorial to Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Baron Yarborough's friend George Holgate in the form of a triangular pedestal supported on three tortoises and topped by an urn.[13]

The Hunt kennels and house are Grade I listed, as is the Newsham Bridge and the Hermitage.


The ecclesiastical parish is part of the Brocklesby Park group of parishes in the Deanery of Yarborough.[14][15]

Local democracy is run as a Parish meeting.[16]


  1. ^ "Brocklesby". ordnance-survey-linked-data. Ordnance survey. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Statistics about Brocklesby, West Lindsey" (PDF). Lincolnshire research observatory. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Little Limber (892592)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Little Limber: TA122103"; Retrieved 23 April 2012
  5. ^ "Newsham Priory". Houses of Premonstratensian Canons. Victoria County History. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Brocklesby (with Limber Parva)". Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  7. ^ "First train through Brocklesby Station", Retrieved 22 October 2013
  8. ^ Historic England. "Brocklesby Hall (1359800)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Brocklesby Estate". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1165503)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  11. ^ "All Saints Church, Brocklesby and the Church of St. Peter, Great Limber" Archived 15 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 3 July 2011
  12. ^ Pelham Mausoleum
  13. ^ Historic England. "Holgate Monument (1063417)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Our Parishes". Brocklesby park group. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Brocklesby DCC". Diocese of Lincoln. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  16. ^ "List of parish meetings". West Lindsey district council. Retrieved 22 October 2013.

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