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Spilsby, Lincolnshire

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Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Spilsby is a market town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The town is situated adjacent to the main A16 Trunk Road, 33 miles east from the county town of Lincoln, 17 miles north-east from Boston and 13 miles north-west from Skegness. It lies at the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and north of the Fenlands. The town has been a rural market town for more than 700 years. It has changed little in size since the beginning of the 19th century.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Post townSPILSBY
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF4066
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population2,336 (Parish)

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


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

Spilsby, town and par. with ry. sta., Lincolnshire, 7 miles SW. of Alford and 19 miles NE. of Boston, 1671 ac., pop. 1482; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Spilsby is the chief town in the S. part of Lindsey; it has trade in corn and agricultural produce; four fairs are held annually. There is an endowed grammar school. A bronze statue has been erected to Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), the Arctic navigator, who was a native.

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