East Kirkby

East Kirkby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Horncastle, and on the A155 road.

East Kirkby
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Church of St Nicholas, East Kirkby
East Kirkby is located in Lincolnshire
East Kirkby
East Kirkby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population303 ( Including Hagnaby. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF336624
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSpilsby
Postcode districtPE23
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°08′32″N 0°00′11″W / 53.142158°N 0.003037°W / 53.142158; -0.003037Coordinates: 53°08′32″N 0°00′11″W / 53.142158°N 0.003037°W / 53.142158; -0.003037

East Kirkby 13th century Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.[2] The church tower and nave arcades are of Decorated style, and the chancel screen, Perpendicular. In the south aisle is a 14th-century slab to Sir Robert Sylkestone (d. 1347), founder of the chantry.[3]

A Wesleyan chapel was established in 1862.[4]

East Kirkby Mill

East Kirkby was the birthplace of Thomas Goodrich, or Goodricke, (1494–1554). Goderich was Bishop of Ely (1533–54) and Lord High Chancellor of England from 1551.[4]

East Kirkby has a disused 1820 Grade II listed tower mill.[5] The village's public house is the Red Lion on Fen Lane.[6]

The Prime Meridian passes just to the east of East Kirkby through the former RAF East Kirkby airfield, which has a meridian marker. The airfield was a Second World War Royal Air Force station, part of which now houses the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1168096)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 183, 184; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 604
  5. ^ Historic England. "East Kirkby Windmill (1063569)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  6. ^ The Red Lion, Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2011

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