Grainthorpe is a village and a parish 8 miles north of Louth and 14 miles south of Grimsby, near the North Sea. The parish covers about 4,300 acres of low, swampy ground including the hamlets of Ludney and Wragholme and extends almost to the North Sea on the eastern border.
If you are planning a visit:
The Louth Navigation canal passes down the western side of the parish.
A Roman road ran from Lincoln out to the beach through this parish.
There was a medieval saltern at Wragholme.
Grainthorpe holds an Arts Festival every August which includes a flower festival.
The Black Horse Public House on Mill Lane has been providing refreshment for locals and wanderers since 1852. Although closed a few years ago, it has re-opened recently.
John FIRTH has a photograph of the Black Horse Inn on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
These are the names associated with the Black Horse Public House in various directories:
John DARNEL, vict.
John DARNILL, butcher
John DARNEL, farmer & vict.
John DARNILL, farmer & vict.
Ernest Wm. CARTWRIGHT
The Bricklayer's Arms also served the parish for many years. The Inn was open in the 1940s, but closed in the 1970s. It is now a private house. These are the people listed with the Inn in various directories: