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St Peter and St Paul's church, Burgh-le-Marsh
Grid reference: TF501650
Location: 53°9’40"N, 0°14’17"E
Population: 2,016
Post town: Skegness
Postcode: PE24
Dialling code: 01754
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Boston and Skegness

Burgh-le-Marsh is a tiny town to the west of Skegness in Lincolnshire. The village had a population of 2,016 recorded at the 2001 census.

The town is built on a large hill surrounded by former marsh land, and the marsh influenced the town's name, Burgh Le Marsh. Both the windmill and church are visible from far distances. A Roman road passes through the town on the way to Skegness, and comes from the north-west by way of Tetford and Ulceby.[1] The town is on the site of a former Roman fort.

The bypass was opened on 30 November 2007, having started in September 2006, and has reduced traffic congestion dramatically.[2][3]

Saxon burial mound

Near the parish church is a large mound, where Anglo-Saxon burial remains were found during the 1930s.[4] There is a dip in the top of the mound, it is suggested that it was used for cockfighting, and to this day it is known as Cock Hill.

About the town

High Street

There is a traditional butcher, baker and convenience shops. There is also a fishmonger, a post office, a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop, a library, a market, an estate agent and a florist.

Local public houses include the Fleece Inn on the Market Square, the Red Lion in Storey's Lane, and the Bell Hotel, White Hart Hotel, White Swan and Ye Olde Burgh Inn on the High Street.[5][6]


The parish church of Burgh-le-Marsh is the Church of St Peter and St Paul. It is Grade I listed.[7]

About the town

There was once a Burgh-le-Marsh railway station on the line between Boston and Louth, but it is now closed.

Dobsons Windmill

The town has two tower mills, the untarred Hanson's Mill of 1855 (originally four-sailed), now a residence, and the tarred Dobson's Mill, which is run as a museum.[8] Built in 1813 by Sam Oxley (who also built Alford Windmill a sister mill in the nearby town of Alford, Lincolnshire) it is unusual in its being the only left-handed tower mill having five sails. "Left-handed sails" mean they rotate clockwise when viewed from the front - a very rare type of windmill.[9][10]

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