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Borough of North East Lincolnshire
unitary authority area and Borough
North East Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Founded 1996
 • Total 74.1 sq mi (191.8 km2)
Area rank 171st
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 00FC (ONS)
E06000012 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.4% White
1.1 Asian

North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, bordering the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire and the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. The population of the Unitary Authority at the 2011 Census was 159,616. These three administrative units make up the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire.


North East Lincolnshire was created from the boroughs of Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby on 1 April 1996 on the abolition of Humberside.

Historically, it was part of the Kingdom of Lindsey.

North East Lincolnshire had its first "North East Lincolnshire Day" on 3 June 2016.


The north part of the authority has a flat landscape.

Towns and villages

  • Ashby cum Fenby
  • Aylesby
  • Barnoldby le Beck
  • Beelsby
  • Bradley
  • Brigsley
  • Cleethorpes
  • East Ravendale
  • Great Coates
  • Grimsby
  • Habrough
  • Hatcliffe
  • Healing
  • Humberston
  • Immingham
  • Irby upon Humber
  • Laceby
  • Little Coates
  • New Waltham
  • Old Clee
  • Scartho
  • Stallingborough
  • Waltham
  • Weelsby
  • Wold Newton

Places of interest


Road works sign on A46 Clee Road, North East Lincolnshire - DSC07321
Council road works sign on the A46

There are four main roads that link to the unitary authority - the A180 (from the M180) which was built in 1984, and the A46 from Lincoln. The A46 terminates in Cleethorpes, previously terminating at the Laceby roundabout, and follows the former route of the A18 through Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The A18 which runs from Doncaster to Laceby past the Humberside Airport. And the A16 from southern Lincolnshire through Louth, Entering the town at toll bar roundabout Waltham

There are good connections by railway from Doncaster and Sheffield, which start at Manchester Airport - the TransPennine Express.

It is transport by sea that the area has national significance. The two ports of Immingham and Grimsby, when combined, have the largest tonnage of freight of any UK port. Immingham has many DFDS freight routes (DFDS Seaways since 2010, the former DFDS Tor Line) to Europe.

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