Saltfleetby is a village in the county of
Lincolnshire, England. Situated approximately seven miles east of Louth, ten miles north of Mablethorpeand on the coast of the North Sea, the village had a population of 599 at the 2001 Census.
Amongst the amenities in the village are a
public house(The Prussian Queen), the primary schooland fishing lakes with a campsite.
A section of the seashore of the village is part of the
Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve, which comprises sea dunes and both saltwater and freshwater marshes. The reserve is one of only five locations in the UK where the natterjack toadcan be found.
Whilst named the
Saltfleetby Gas Field, the gaswells situated at the far north of North End Lane are actually in the Howdaleshamlet, part of the neighbouring village of South Cockerington.
Until 1999, the village legally comprised of three parishes, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Saltfleetby All Saints and Saltfleetby St. Clement, each one centered around the church that gave it its name. However, the village has operated as one entity for many years.
The village is known locally as Soloby.
World War Two
The World War Two defences constructed in and around Saltfleetby have been documented by William Foot. They included extensive minfields between the Great Eau and the dunes, a large number of pillboxes and a Home Guard shelter in the field adjacent to The Prussian Queen.
last = Foot
first = William
title = Beaches, fields, streets, and hills ... the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940
publisher = Council for British Archaeology
year = 2006
isbn = 1-902771-53-2
* [http://www.saltfleetby.co.uk Saltfleetby Village Web Site]
* [http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/nnr/nnr_details.asp?NNR_ID=137 Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve]
* [http://www.saltfleetby.lincs.sch.uk Saltfleetby C of E Primary School]
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