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Kirton in Lindsey

A market town and civil parish in North Lincolnshire

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This ancient thriving market town can trace its roots back to Roman and Anglo-Saxon times and was the original home of the Quarter Sessions and House of Correction. Mentioned in the Domesday Book as Chirchetone (Town with a Church) the town occupied an important position. Since Medieval times Kirton in Lindsey has grown and there are many buildings of interest scattered throughout the town. It was formerly the home of RAF Kirton Lindsey which played a pivotal role in WW2.

Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII lived at Kirton-in-Lindsey after she married her first husband, Sir Edward Burgh of Gainsborough Old Hall.

Amongst the wealth of amenities and shops, there is a public library, medical practice, a pharmacy, a dental surgery, two public houses; one with bar and restaurant which also provides accommodation. It has a selection of takeaways (Fish & Chips/Indian/Chinese/Pizza), several friendly cafes, a garden centre, four convenience stores, a post office, bakery, vehicle repair facilities and a number of smaller independent shops such as hairdressers, a chocolate shop, barbers and beauticians.

We hope that will become a first point of contact for anyone wanting to know what goes on in our town and hope that you will discover new activities and groups that you would like to be a part of.


If you yourself run or host a community activity or group that takes place in Kirton in Lindsey, please email to become involved.

For more information about the rich history of Kirton in Lindsey, please visit our Kirton in Lindsey Society group page

Kirton in Lindsey is approximately an hour’s drive from the cities of Leeds and Sheffield, and only 30 minutes from Lincoln.

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Aerial drone photos of Kirton in Lindsey kindly supplied by Pete Slater of Sky Views Media Ltd

Cover photo of Grandad's Plough supplied by Maria Rhoades

Cover photos of Windmill and Town Hall supplied by Mike Taylor-Matson

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