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Not to be confused with Goxhill, Yorkshire
All Saints Church - Goxhill - geograph.org.uk - 113039.jpg
Church of All Saints, Goxhill
Grid reference: TA102214
Location: 53°40’39"N, 0°19’59"W
Population: 2,290  (2011)
Post town: Barrow-upon-Humber
Postcode: DN19
Local Government
Council: North Lincolnshire

Goxhill is a large village in Lincolnshire, five miles east of Barton-upon-Humber and ten miles north-west of Immingham. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 2,290.

The village is served by Goxhill railway station, which runs from the town of Barton to the seaside resort of Cleethorpes.


The area has been an important centre for clay pantile production since the 18th century and the industry is still represented in the village.

RAF Goxhill was used in the Second World War by RAF and the United States Army Air Forces. The 78th Fighter Group arrived at the station, known officially as 8th Air Force Station No. F-345 on 1 December 1942: the American Units referred to it unofficially as "RAF Goat Hill".[1] In 1943 Robert S. Johnson, a US ace pilot of the Second World War, was stationed here.[2]

Goxhill Hall

The mediæval hall

Goxhill Hall is an 18th-century house which stands adjacent to a mediæval hall known as the Priory. The hall was built between 1690 and 1705 for Henry Hildyard and has been recently renovated. It is constructed in two storeys of red brick with blue brick dressing with a pantile roof and a 5-bay frontage. The hall is a Grade II* listed building[3]

The mediæval hall, originally part of a larger complex, dates from the late 14th and early 15th century and is built in two storeys of limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and a late 18th-century pantile roof. It has an undercroft and a single room 1st-floor hall. It is a Grade I listed building.[4]

The present architect owners of the properties are carrying out a programme of renovation, including excavation of the moat.[5]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Goxhill)


  1. "78th Fighter Group Goxhill"; Wayback Internet Archive. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. "Major Robert S. Johnson – Top P-47 Thunderbolt Ace in WW2 – 56th Fighter Group". acepilots.com. http://www.acepilots.com/usaaf_rsj.html. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. National Heritage List 1346831: Goxhill Hall (Grade II* listing)
  4. National Heritage List 1288428: Mediæval Hall Adjoining North East Corner of Goxhill Hall, Goxhill (Grade I listing)
  5. "Goxhill Priory Restored.". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-508000-420000/page/7. Retrieved 14 February 2014.