Burgh le Marsh is both a village and a parish that lies near the Orby Marsh about 8 miles east of Spilsby and 5 miles west of Skegness on the A158 trunk road. Croft parish lies to the south, Orby to the north, and Winthorpe parish to the east. The parish contains 4,231 acres of land.
The village itself sits on a small rise above the marshland. Once a Roman settlement, Burge le Marsh has been a thriving Market Town since the 16th century. Time has caught up and the town now has it's own web site. If you are planning a visit:
Within the UK, the town offers a free booklet of information via the web site.
One of the present sites for kids' tours is the local Windmill, built in 1813, open for tours from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays.
Nearby, Sycamore Lakes offers fishing.
Do you need a new flag, or want to design one for your new country? Then visit Newton Newton, the flagmakers.
The name Burgh le Marsh is from the Old English burh+le+marsh, or "fortification in the marshland". It appeared in the 1086 Domesday Book as Burg. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
Locals pronounce the name as "Burra-lee Marsh".
It is also common to hear the name as "Burley Marsh," which is close to the Old English pronunciation.