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Burgh le Marsh history

Burgh le Marsh lies between the Wolds and the coast and is set on a rising ground, once the site of a Roman fort, historically because it was a safe place from both the elements and unwelcome visitors.

Hanson's & Dobson's Mills

The town has two mills, Hanson's Mill which is now a private residence built in 1855 and Dobson's Mill. This mill, which is open to the public, was fully operational up until 1964. It is a five-sailed mill built by Sam Oxley, but this example of his work is unusual in that its sails are left-handed.

St. Peter & St. Paul's Church

The Church of St Peter and St Paul's was built in the 14th century. Inside there is a fine Jacobean pulpit and a lectern carved by Jabez Good, a barber and taxidermist who lived in the town. The peal of eight bells can regularly be heard and local customs of ringing the 'Shriving Bell' on Shrove Tuesday and the 'Passing Bell' on the death of a local person are still maintained to this day. From the outside of the church can be seen the impressive clock face which warns 'Watch and pray for ye know not when the time is'.

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Nearby Gunby Hall was said to be Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'haunt of ancient peace.'


St Peter and St Paul's Church

Hanson's Windmill.


Skegness Stadium is a tarmac short circuit oval racing track on the outskirts of Skegness, 2 miles inland from Ingoldmells. PE24 5JA.   <br />  <br />Racing every Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday plus Tuesdays and Thursdays during the School Holiday. And many other dates during the year. Check out the fixture list on for the latest info. Skegness Stadium
Orby, Nr. Burgh le Marsh
Tel. 0844 559 1228

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Burgh le Marsh Windmill
Burgh le Marsh

Gunby Hall
Gunby, Nr. Burgh le Marsh
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Lyndhurst Garden Centre
Burgh le Marsh
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<p>These charming self-catering country cottages are set in the peaceful surroundings of Burgh le Marsh in Lincolnshire's Poacher Country, and yet are only five miles from the seaside resort of Skegness.</p>Hollies Country Cottages
Burgh le Marsh
Tel. 01754 810866

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.Priory Garden Holiday Cottages
Anderby, Nr. Burgh le Marsh
Tel. 01507 490005

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The Windmill
Main street
Pretty Pub
St Peter and St Paul's Church
Market place

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