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Haxey, North Lincolnshire

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Haxey, North Lincolnshire

Haxey is a village and civil parish within North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 21.7 miles to the northwest of the city of Lincoln and in 2001 had a total resident population of 4,359. The village of Haxey lies between the villages of Westwoodside and Owston Ferry, forms part of the Isle of Axholme, and is perhaps most notable for Haxey Hood; a local event with over 700 years of history, reputedly making it the United Kingdom's oldest "traditional tussle".
Post townDONCASTER
Administrative CountyNorth Lincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSK7699
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01427
Population4,359 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Haxey, North Lincolnshire has been known in the past

Axel

Haxey, North Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Haxey, par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Lincolnshire, in Axholme isle, 7 miles NW. of Gainsborough, 8470 ac., pop. 1982; P.O., T.O.; the ry. sta. is 1½ m. S. of vil.

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