Parish Green

Photo by Betty Gash

Parish Green

Welcome to Lea Parish Council's website

We hope you find the website interesting and beneficial, either as a visitor to Lea and its local residents.

Lea is a small quiet village which is situated to the south of Gainsborough town and is approximately 17 miles from Lincoln.   We are close to the River Trent and are surrounded by beautiful countryside with some lovely walks around the village.

The web site is owned by the Parish Council.  Its main aim is to enable the Parish Council to communicate with local residents in the community. To aid this we have the Council section but the website is also used to pass on any suitable information or to promote local events.

While the web site is primarily for the use of local people, please feel free to look around, who knows it may tempt you to come and visit us!

Lea is a small village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is at the junction of the A156 and B1241, approximately 2 miles (3 km) south from Gainsborough town centre.

Lea village

Lea has a village hall, the Lea Institute, and a park with tennis court. There are no shops in the village, the nearest being a supermarket and filling station 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away at Gainsborough.

The primary school is the Frances Olive Anderson School. The school was established by Lady Anderson in about 1814, and the current building was built as a Church of England (Aided) school in 1966. Extra classrooms were added in 1971.

The parish church is dedicated to St Helen. It is one of seven churches in the Lea group of the Deanery of Corringham in the Diocese of Lincoln. The 2013 incumbent is Rev Phillip Wain. There is also a Methodist Chapel, part of the Gainsborough circuit.

The nearest railway station is Gainsborough Lea Road on the Sheffield to Lincoln Line, with services to Lincoln, Sheffield, Retford and Doncaster. Lea is on a bus route, provided by Stagecoach, that runs from Scunthorpe to Lincoln.