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Earthworks at Calcethorpe deserted medieval village
Calcethorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Population 70 (2001 Census) (with Kelstern)
OS grid reference TF248887
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
  • Calcethorpe with Kelstern
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Louth and Horncastle
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53°22′50″N 0°07′29″W / 53.380460°N 0.124674°W / 53.380460; -0.124674

Calcethorpe is a hamlet and deserted medieval village (DMV), in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from the market town of Louth, and in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hamlet forms part of the civil parish of Calcethorpe with Kelstern.

Calcethorpe is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as having two households and six acres of meadow.

The church was dedicated to Saint Faith but had fallen into ruin and disappeared by about 1450, around the same time as the rest of the village was abandoned. The earthworks near Manor Farm are known locally as 'Priests Close' and the probable site of the church.

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