North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority
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Edenham is a village in Lincolnshire, England situated about three miles north-west of Bourne on the A151. The village is part of the Civil Parish of Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe
Edenham church is noted for its retention of some of the late Anglo-Saxon fabric of its early building. The Saxon church was dedicated to the Holy cross, but the dedication is now to St Michael, and it is also known as St Michael and all the Angels. The church has a magnificent Angel Roof, the beams supported on the back of carved and painted angels.
Family monuments were moved there when St Mathew's church in Normanton was flooded by the construction of Rutland Water.
The land of the parish has long been owned almost entirely by one family so that the village has the character of an estate village of which the big house is Grimsthorpe Castle two miles to the north-west of the village but within the parish, at the hamlet of Grimsthorpe. This is the English country seat of the Willoughby de Eresby family of which the barony has continued in an unbroken line since 1313. Surnames of family members have included Heathcote, Drummond and Bertie. The heads of the family have been Earls and Dukes of Ancaster and Earl of Lindsey