Holbeach is both a village and parish 105 miles north of London, and 17 miles south of Boston. The River Welland and The Wash form the northern border of the parish and the Whaplode River part of the western boundary. The parish is large in area, over twenty miles long, with a long, narrow tail running south to the border of Cambridgeshire, covering 21,595 acres and incorporates the hamlets of Holbeach Drove, Holbeach St. John's, Holbeach St. Matthew, Holbeach St. Marks, Holbeach Hurn, Holbeach Clough, Penny Hill and a part of Saracens Head. Whaplode parish is neighbor to the west and Fleet parish to the east. The area is very marshy, drained by many small canals and the South Holland Main Drain.
The A17 trunk road runs through the parish and just north of the village of Holbeach. If you are planning a visit:
- Check out the This is Holbeach site for places to stay, food and drink, history, etc..
- In Holbeach, on the road to Spalding, is a millstone marking the Prime Meridian.
- By automobile, take the A151 trunk road east out of Spalding towards King's Lynn for about 8 miles. It passes just north of the town centre.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Holbeach which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Holbeach 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 TF360250 (Lat/Lon: 52.805412, 0.016065), Holbeach which are provided by: