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Church of St John Baptist, Belleau
Belleau is located in Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF402786
• London 120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
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53°17′09″N 0°06′07″E / 53.285948°N 0.101837°E / 53.285948; 0.101837

Belleau is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Louth, and 4 miles (6 km) north-west from Alford. The Bellau parish includes the hamlet of Claythorpe.

According to the 2001 Census Belleau had a population of 18 in 8 households. At the time of the 2011 census the population remained fewer than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Authorpe.

The village name is taken from the spring of the rivulet Eau which rises in the village.

The Grade II listed parish church of Belleau is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1862. Near the church are the remains of an old manor house, the former home of the Earls of Lindsey. Other Bellau listed buildings are a pigeoncote and barn at Manor Farm.

A notable Belleau resident was the Puritan leader Henry Vane the Younger.

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