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Churchyard Cross - geograph.org.uk - 549899.jpg
Churchyard cross and St Benedict's Church
Grid reference: TF247637
Location: 53°9’22"N, 0°8’11"W
Population: 122  (2011)
Post town: Horncastle
Postcode: LN9
Dialling code: 01507
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Louth and Horncastle

Haltham is a village and parish in the Lindsey part of Lincolnshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 122.[1] It is situated four miles south of the town of Horncastle, and on the east bank of the River Bain in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Haltham is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Holtha", with 15 households, and King William I as Lord of the Manor.[2]


The parish church was dedicated to Saint Benedict, and is a Grade-I listed building built of greenstone and red-brick dating from the 12th century, with restorations in 1881 and 1890. In 1964 Pevsner noted a chalice and flagon, dated 1765, by London silversmith Francis Crump.[3] The church was closed by the Diocese of Lincoln in October 1977, and is now maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.[4][5][6]

In the churchyard is the base of a 14th-century cross which is Grade-II listed and also a scheduled monument.[7][8]


The village was served by the Marmion Arms public house, a half-timbered thatched building.[9]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded that agricultural production in the 2,380-acre acre parish was chiefly wheat, oats and turnips, The 1881 population was 179.[10]


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  1. "Haltham (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11124145&c=Haltham&d=16&e=62&g=6446124&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1463654447828&enc=1. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  2. "Domesday Map". Haltham. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. http://www.domesdaymap.co.uk/place/TF2463/haltham/. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 265; Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  4. "Haltham". Genuki.org.uk. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Haltham/. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. Historic England. "St Benedict Haltham (352856)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=352856. Retrieved 19 June 2011 
  6. "British Listed Buildings". St Benedict Haltham. English Heritage. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-400417-church-of-st-benedict-haltham. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  7. "British Listed Buildings". cross, Haltham. English Heritage. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-400418-churchyard-cross-to-church-of-st-benedic. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  8. National Heritage List 1010680: Churchyard cross, St Benedict's churchyard
  9. "Lincs to the Past". Marmion Arms, Haltham. Lincolnshire Archives. http://www.lincstothepast.com/MARMION-ARMS--HALTHAM-ON-BAIN--LINCOLNSHIRE/466071.record?pt=S. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  10. Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 464