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Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire

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Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire

Grainthorpe is a small village and civil parish about 8 miles north-east from the town of Louth, Lincolnshire, England, about 1 mile from the coast. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Wragholme to the north-west, and Ludney to the south-east. Grainthorpe is mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Germundtorp" and listed as having 28 households. The deserted medieval village of Swinehope was believed to be cited here, abandoned when its harbour silted up.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF3897
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population715 (2001)

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

Germundstorp ~ Germundtorp

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

Grainthorpe, par. and vil., N. Lincolnshire, 8 miles NE. of Louth, 4955 ac., pop. 712; P.O.

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