Calceby is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from the market town of Alford.It is in the civil parish of South Thoresby. Once much larger, Calceby is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Calesbi". Lord of the Manor in 1086 was Earl Hugh of Chester. By the early seventeenth century, the conversion of agriculture from corn to pasture had begun a process of depopulation of the parish.
Ruins of St Andrew's Church, Calceby
Calceby brook and spring.
The source of the Great Eau
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In 1638 the vicar said that his meagre income from tithes (£13 16s 6d per annum) could only be increased if the village were to be repopulated. The parish church of St Andrew is now in ruins, the last service to take place there being in 1692. Maurice Beresford included Calceby in his "Lost Villages of England".
Calceby Marsh has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as "an outstanding example of base-rich marsh". The site consists of three areas of marshland, each differing slightly in species composition and surrounded by grassland of value to breeding snipe and lapwing.
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- Hill, Christopher (1956). Economic Problems of the Church (1968 ed.). London: Panther. p. 82.
- "Lincolnshire Wolds:Calceby". Lincolnshire Wolds. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- Hill, ibid: Beresford (1954) p57
- "Calceby Beck, South Thoresby" (PDF). Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project". Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Calceby Marsh". English Nature Org. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- Media related to Calceby at Wikimedia Commons