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Claythorpe, Lincolnshire

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Claythorpe, Lincolnshire

Claythorpe is a hamlet about 3 miles north west of the town of Alford, Lincolnshire, England, most notable for its water mill. Claythorpe Mill is now a restaurant. It was known as Empire Mills when it was built as a corn mill in the 18th century. It was largely rebuilt in the 19th century, and the top floor was destroyed by fire and rebuilt again in 1890. Originally powered by a water wheel it has worked using a turbine since 1890, which is housed at the rear of the building.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Post townAlford
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF4179
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

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


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

Claythorpe.-- township and ry. sta., Belleau par., mid. Lincolnshire, 9½ miles NE. of Grantham, pop. 89; contains C. Hall, the residence of Sir Harry Vane, of Cromwell's time.

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