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Church of St Michael, Cammeringham
Grid reference: SK948821
Location: 53°19’40"N, 0°34’40"W
Population: 127  (2011)
Post town: Lincoln
Postcode: LN1
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Cammeringham is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire. It stands six miles north of the county town, the City of Lincoln, and just off the A15 road near RAF Scampton.

The 2011 census recorded that the village had a population of 127.

The parish church, St Michael and All Angels, is a remnant of a much larger church; arches from the earlier building are embedded into its aisle wall, and the west doorway has a pre-Conquest knotwork sill. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The graveyard holds ancient graves hollowed out of the rock.[2]

Within the parish was a Praemonstratensian monastery, Cammeringham Priory, founded by Richard de Haya about 1160 as an alien cell to the Abbey of Blanchelande in Normandy. The priory and its rights was sold in 1396 to the Cistercian Abbot of Hulton in Staffordshire.[2]

John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who died in 1380, is recorded as owning a manor at Cammeringham.

RAF Ingham was renamed RAF Cammeringham in 1944. The airfield is now disused and derelict.

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  1. National Heritage List 1063342: Church of St Michael and All Angels (Grade II* listing)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 94; Methuen & Co. Ltd