John Readman provides the following, taken from the Roll of Honour at St. Peter's church. (See our disclaimer.) It's for the Great War 1914-1919. It lists all the people from the village who went to war and names those who were killed:

Welcome to the Holton-le-Clay village website, which is administered by the Clerk to the Parish Council.  If you have any information about your events, societies, parish news or some village photos which you think should be included please email them to the Clerk.  You can also use the feedback. 

Other facilities include Peacefield Business Park.[25] which has the North Thoresby GP surgery, a children's daycare centre, and a beauty salon.

A summer fayre is held during July at the village's infant school, with amusements, a display of vintage cars and tombola stalls.

The village has two public houses, The Jug and Bottle and The Royal Oak (undergoing transfer of management as of late 2014). The cricket club also has a members' bar.

For anyone who missed our opening day, the village hall is now very much open for business and is already busy with new classes and weddings and birthday parties. For anyone interested in hiring the hall please see the booking page and form which can be filled in on-line or downloaded.

Additionally there is a car park and grassed area at the back of the hall providing an area for parking as well as outdoor events.

Local food establishments score very highly with the Food Standards Agency for hygiene, with 19 out of 21 businesses scoring the maximum 5 rating (Very Good) and 2 businesses scoring a 4 rating (Good).[24]

The new village hall is on Pinfold Lane on the site of the Etherington Arms public house and has been completely refurbished and redecorated to make an excellent venue for the village. It offers two very large wooden floored rooms which can be opened into one large space, along with a brand new kitchen, toilets and storage rooms. The parish council offices are also housed in the building and there is an entire additional floor upstairs that will at a later date be made available for public use.

Village convenience shops include The Spar. There is also a pharmacy and two hairdressers, kebab, pizza, and fish and chip takeaway outlets. On Pinfold Lane is a pizza outlet and an Indian restaurant.[21] The former Coulbeck's Hardware store on Louth Road in the heart of the village is at the centre of a planning permission change for A3 class usage which would allow its use as a cafe/restaurant.[22]

Holton-le-Clay is a semi-rural village, served by a number of businesses including:

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Holton-le-Clay Cricket Club is off Tetney Lane, providing football, cricket and entertainment activities. The Eight Acres Playing Field has two full sized grass football pitches and children's play facilities, situated off Picksley Crescent.[26]

Holton-le-Clay still retains much of its village life even though it now has a  population of around 5422, with further development planned.  Holton-le-Clay is located near to the A16 at the north of Lincolnshire with the neighbouring village of Tetney and bordering the villages of Waltham and New Waltham in North East Lincolnshire.  

  There is a half hourly bus service from Louth to Grimsby during the day with limted services in the evening.  Also a service to Skegness in Summer months.

Holton le Clay is policed by the Louth Rural team of Lincolnshire Police. A small local police station operates part-time in the village and residents can sign up for an e-mail alerting service to keep track of local policing issues and incidents. Reported crimes for the village from January to August 2014 numbered 73.[32]

There is one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II in St. Peter's churchyard:

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

The parish council has renovated the former Etherington Arms into a village facility 'The Hornet's Nest' which holds village events. The facility was officially opened in May 2014.[23]

Holton-le-Clay is a village and a parish 150 miles north of London and about 5 miles south of Great Grimsby. The parish covers about 1,530 acres.

Holton-le- Clay also benefits from a  Dr's Surgery, a Community Centre, Village Hall, Infant and Junior school and is within the catchment of Louth schools and Tollbar Academy in New Waltham .

Further listed buildings include ca.1800 Holton Lodge farm house,[14][15] with attached pigeoncote.[16][17]

Holton le Clay Cricket Club holds two main annual events. Holton Rocks!!! is a showcase of independent artists and since its launch in 2010 attracts visitors of all ages and is family oriented. Some acts are tribute acts. The event culminates in a firework display.[29][30]

Including the 2009 Parish Plan and the 2015 addendum The Holton-le-Clay Village Character Assessment.

Ditched enclosures and boundaries of possible prehistoric or Roman origin have been found,[3] and earthworks of Medieval origin, with tofts and crofts, are evident within and around the village.[4]

The village has two schools, Holton-le-Clay Infants School and Holton-le-Clay Junior School,[20] for primary school age children. Local secondary schools include Tollbar Academy at New Waltham. The village is also in the catchment area for Louth's Cordeaux Academy, Monks' Dyke Tennyson College and King Edward VI Grammar School.

In the Domesday account the village is written as "Holtone". It was within the manor of Tetney in the then Lindsey North Riding, and prior to the Norman conquest under the lordships of a Swein and Thorgisl. By 1086 the manor had fallen under the lordship of Ivo Taillebois.[5][6]

Holton-le-Clay is a village, civil parish and electoral ward in the extreme north of the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Grimsby on the A16. The village is twinned with Sargé-lès-le-Mans, Sarthe, France.[2]

Within the parish is Grade II listed Waithe Water Mill, dating from 1813.[18][19]

Public transport is provided by the Stagecoach Group[27] which runs a regular bus service to Grimsby and Louth. The bus service is equipped with WiFi for passengers.[28]

Also at the club is a firework display to coincide with Bonfire Night during November. A bonfire is lit just before a large fireworks display. The event is usually held on a Friday or Saturday night.


The project has been a huge investment for the community made possible by grants and loans from the local authority and to make the venture worthwhile, we now look forward to hosting increasing numbers of local activity groups from fitness classes to book clubs or a venue for organisations to meet. We also look forward to hosting events such as music performances, charity events, auctions, casino nights or for private events such as birthday parties or wedding receptions.

The Holton le Clay Parish Council is responsible for day-to-day village matters and produces regular minutes and agendas online.[31]

The Royal Oak had two lodgers in 1881. Here is the census entry (RG 11/3266 folio 158):