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East Wykeham
OS grid reference TF225882
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 0°09′30″W / 53.37639°N 0.15833°W / 53.37639; -0.15833 (East Wykeham)

East Wykeham is a deserted medieval village or DMV, seen as earthworks, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The earthworks are situated about 7 miles (11 km) north-west of the town of Louth, and 9 miles (14 km) east of the town of Market Rasen.

East Wykeham is also mentioned in 1316, and formed a single parish with West Wykeham. It became part of Ludford in 1396, and only one family survived in 1563. By 1603-04 the church was in ruins.

Wykeham Hall survived the abandonment of the village, and still stands. The drive passes through the site of East Wykeham. The ruined church, possibly re-built as a folly around 1800, now contains monuments to the Child family of Wykeham Hall.

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