Elsham, Lincolnshire

Elsham is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 400.[1] It is situated 4 miles (6 km) north from Brigg, 1 mile (1.6 km) north from the M180 and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A15 road.

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Elsham is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population400 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA032123
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBrigg
Postcode districtDN20
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°35′51″N 0°26′27″W / 53.597375°N 0.440724°W / 53.597375; -0.440724Coordinates: 53°35′51″N 0°26′27″W / 53.597375°N 0.440724°W / 53.597375; -0.440724

The A15 (built in 1978) traverses the old runways of the former RAF Elsham Wolds airfield. Close to the village is Elsham Hall.

Elsham Grade II* listed Anglican church, dedicated to All Saints, is of 12th century Early English origin.[2] It was restored in 1874.[3]

At Elsham there was an Augustinian priory; it was dissolved during the 1536 Suppression.[3]

The village is the birthplace of the agricultural engineer Richard Hornsby,[4] astronomer Wallace L. W. Sargent,[5] and George Green, a recipient of the Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.[6]

Elsham is the home of the Pipers Crisp Co., winners of 23 "Great Taste Awards Gold" since 2007.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1103684)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 123; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  4. ^ Michael Honeybone (1980). The Book of Grantham: The History of a Market and Manufacturing Town. Barracuda Books. ISBN 978-0-86023-095-3.
  5. ^ "Wallace Leslie William Sargent ", Astro.caltech.edu. Retrieved 16 January 2012
  6. ^ "George Green". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  7. ^ [1]

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