Belleau  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Belleau like this:

BELLEAU, a village and a parish in Louth district, Lincoln. The village stands near the Boston and Great Grimsby railway, in the vicinity of Claythorpe station, 4 miles NW by N of Alford. The parish includes also the chapelry of Claythorpe; and its Post Town is Alford. Acres, 1,344. Real property, £1,947. ...

Pop., 214. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. The name Belleau is derived from some fine springs of water arising from chalk rocks. Ruins exist of a monastery, comprising two gateways and part of a turret. The lands were given, in the time of Cromwell, to Sir Henry Vane. The living is a rectory, united with Aby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300.* Patron, Lord Willoughby d'Eresby. The church is an ancient edifice, with a small tower; and contains a fine effigies of a crusader.

Belleau through time

Belleau is now part of East Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Belleau itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Belleau, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd January 2019

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