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Towards Tumby Woodside
Grid reference: TF242606
Location: 53°7’42"N, 0°8’41"W
Population: 203  (2011)
Post town: Boston
Postcode: PE22
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Louth and Horncastle

Tumby is a village and township in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire, two miles north of Coningsby and six and a half miles south of Horncastle.

Tumby Woodside

Tumby Woodside is a hamlet about three miles south-east of the village of Tumby. The woods are of oak and larch.[1] In the 15th century it belonged to Ralph, Lord Cromwell, and was also known as Tumby Chase.[2]

Tumby Woodside railway station opened here in 1913 serving the Great Northern Railway, and closed in 1970.[3]

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was founded in Tumby Woodside in 1818 and was rebuilt in 1897. It closed in 2004.[4]

There was formerly a Church of England church dedicated to St Lawrence, located in the neighbouring hamlet of Moorhouses, built by James Fowler in 1875. This is also closed.[5]

Tumby Moorside

Tumby Moorside is a hamlet about two miles south of Tumby, and a mile and a half west of Tumby Woodside.

In the 15th century the hamlet belonged to Lord Willoughby, who died leaving his estate to his wife, Maud, who then married Sir Thomas Neville, and later Sir Gervaise Clifton.[2] In 1466 Gervaise and Maud Clifton granted Sir Anthony Wydville (or Wydevile), Lord Scales, the manor of Tumby, with the exception of Tumby Woodside which belonged to Ralph, Lord Cromwell.[2]

High House Museum is at Tumby Moorside, and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 18th century.[6] A 17th-century barn located at the farmhouse is also Grade II listed.[7]


Fulsby is a hamlet located on the River Bain north of Tumby. It was listed in Domesday Book of 1086 as having four households, eight acres of meadow and 120 acres of woodland.[8][9] Most of Fulsby Wood is classified as semi-natural woodland, with the rest as plantation.[10]

In the seventeenth century Fulsby was the home of the Cressey family.[11]

Tumby Wood is a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.[12]

The rents on a small farm at Fulsby were used by the trustees of the will of Sir John Nelthorpe to maintain Brigg Grammar School, and two poor boys from Legsby or Fulsby were educated, clothed, and looked-after by the school.


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  1. "Kellys Directory". Kellys Directories Ltd. 1919. p. 581. http://www.historicaldirectories.org/exe/wwt.dll/pdf?fn=e:\hdapps\0000b1aq.pdf. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oldfield, Edmund (1829). A Topgraphical & Historical Account of Wainfleet & the Wapentake of Candleshoe, in the County of Lincolnshire. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green. p. 129. https://books.google.com/?id=4oQuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA129&dq=%22tumby%22+manor#v=onepage&q=%22tumby%22%20manor&f=false. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  3. "Disused Stations". Disused Stations. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/t/tumby_woodside/index.shtml. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. "lincstothepast". https://www.lincstothepast.com/Tumby--Woodside-Chapel--Wesleyan-Methodist-/830285.record?pt=S. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  5. "Lincolnshire Churches M". http://www.wparkinson.com/Churches/M.htm. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  6. National Heritage List 1215323: High House Farmhouse, Tumby (Grade II listing)
  7. National Heritage List 1215324: Barn at High House Farmhouse, Tumby (Grade II listing)
  8. Tumby in the Domesday Book
  9. National Monuments Record: No. 352865 – Fulsby
  10. Fulsby Wood: Lincs to the Past
  11. Notes and Queries: 168. 2 March 1912. 
  12. SSSI listing and designation for Fulsby