Halton Holgate is a parish south-east of Spilsby and west of Skegness. It is about 125 miles north of London. Eastville parish lies to the south. The parish covers about 2,100 acres.
Halton Holgate village lies just west of the Steeping River. If you are considering a visit to the parish:
By automobile, the village lies astride the B1195 between Spilsby and Wainfleet.
Halton Fenside is just on the edge of Halton Holgate, 1.5 miles south of the village church. If you follow the road from Spilsby to Halton Holgate, just as you get to Halton Holgate, you come to a right turn off the main road. This leads past what were the Council houses and then over the railway bridge into the area of Halton Fenside. If you follow the road on, you meander on to a long straight road which ends abruptly at a T junction, which is Thorpe Bank. [Frank J. WILSON]
The name Halton Holgate is from the Old Scandinavian Halh+tun Holr+gata or "farmstead in a nook of a road in a hollow". The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book simply as Haltun. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
More recently (c.1900), we are seeing the name spelled as Halton Holegate, apparently in an effort to emphasize the "hollow".