Kirkby on Bain is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the River Bain between Horncastle and Coningsby, and just west of the A153 road. Neighbouring villages are Roughton, Haltham, Tattershall Thorpe and Tumby.

church_largecrop_150The parish church, rebuilt in 1802, is dedicated to St Mary, and is in the Bain Valley Group of churches. The Ebrington Arms on Main Street is a 16th Century village inn renowned for excellent food and drink, and the village is also home to Kirkby on Bain Primary School, recognised as a happy, inclusive and deeply caring school.


Photo courtesy Lincolnshire Wildlife TrustThe Lincolnshire Wildlife nature reserve at the Kirby on Bain gravel pits is also an excellent bird-watching site, as in spring and summer the shallow water, with its numerous spits and islands, suits many breeding birds.



Photo: Martin BriscombeThe village has a very active Parish Council which, apart from routine business, proactively engages with residents and local stakeholders to foster community spirit. Councillors have reformed our Annual Parish Meetings by showcasing local activities, encouraging residents to have their say on contentious issues and having some fun into the bargain.

Other notable achievements include the adoption of the disused village telephone box, now a thriving book exchange / notice station / (less thriving!) defibrillator point, and the creation of this website, now followed by many residents.

For such a small village there’s a surprising variety of activities and tourism is growing, along with some small scale housing developments.

Header picture: The left-hand image was created by Kirkby on Bain resident JIll Russell, submitted originally as part of a design for a new village road sign. The image was approved by the Parish Council but rejected by Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department, for reasons which remain a mystery to us all.

To explore further, try these links:

Clubs and groups
Church matters
Primary school website
Parish Council
Ebrington Arms

For some other perspectives on Kirkby on Bain, please visit:

Jim Winegar’s genealogy blog
Lincolnshire Wildlife trust: KOB nature reserve
Rod Collins: KOB nature reserve
KOB Parish Council

Kirkby on Bain on YouTube

External Links.

I take every care to test all external links at the time of publication but it is not possible to periodically test them. I cannot therefore take any responsibility for such websites, especially in terms of reliability, content or security.

Peter Dewrance

1 thought on “About

  1. Pingback: Welcome | Kirkby on Bain

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.