This small village and parish is in the vale of the Eau rivulet, to which it contributes a small stream. It lies 4 miles north-west of Alford, nine miles north of Spilsby and eight miles south-east of Louth. The parish only covers about 700 acres.
Claythorpe is a hamlet and chapelry in Belleau parish. Although often called a parish, Claythorpe does not appear to have ever had a church of its own, or the church fell out of use in early Norman times. If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, Belleau lies east of the A16 trunk road between Louth and Spilsby. Turn east off of the A16 at Swaby and drive about one mile beyond Swaby on the back roads.
- See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Belleau which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Belleau has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF401785 (Lat/Lon: 53.284961, 0.100079), Belleau which are provided by: