Belleau, Lincolnshire facts for kids
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Church of St John Baptist, Belleau
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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 less 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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