Cadney is a village and civil parish in the North Lincolnshire district, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 459.[1] It is situated 3 miles (5 km) south from the town of Brigg.

Cadney Church - - 181399.jpg
Church of All Saints, Cadney
Cadney is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population459 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA015034
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Civil parish
  • Cadney
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBrigg
Postcode districtDN20
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°31′05″N 0°28′08″W / 53.518°N 0.469°W / 53.518; -0.469Coordinates: 53°31′05″N 0°28′08″W / 53.518°N 0.469°W / 53.518; -0.469

Cadney's Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to All Saints.[2] It is chiefly Norman, with an Early English tower and chancel, and a Norman font.[3]

The parish was created on the 1 April 1936 through the abolition of Cadney cum Howsham and Newstead.[4] The parish boundary is defined by water on all sides, by the Old River Ancholme, Kettleby Beck and North Kelsey Beck.

Within the parish, at Newstead on the River Ancholme, lies the site of the Gilbertine Holy Trinity Priory, founded by Henry II in 1171, and endowed with the island of Ancholme, and lands around Cadney and Hardwick. The priory was limited to 13 canons and lay brothers. It was surrendered in 1538 under the act of suppression. On the site of the priory stands Newstead Priory Farmhouse, which retains the remains of a Norman vaulted room and a Perpendicular window.[3] The farm is Grade I listed.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

The clergyman and ecologist Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock made his living here from 1891 onwards, the very rural and sparsely populated parish proving useful in his development as an ecologist.[6]


  1. ^ "Village population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1083706)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 91, 92; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ "Relationships and changes Cadney CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Newstead Priory Farmhouse and Screen Wall (1346518)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  6. ^ Mark Seaward (23 September 2004). "Peacock, (Edward) Adrian Woodruffe- (1858–1922)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Cadney at Wikimedia Commons