Haxey is a village and
civil parish within North
situated to the northwest of the city of Lincoln and has a total resident population of
village of Haxey lies between the villages of Westwoodside and Owston Ferry, forms part of the Isle of Axholme, and is perhaps most notable for "Haxey Hood"; a local event with over 700 years of
history, reputedly making it the United Kingdom's oldest "traditional tussle".
Haxey is situated on one of a series of low-lying hills which reach
a maximum of only which protrude from the marshland surrounding
them. The River Trent
lies to the east,
beyond Owston Ferry.
The civil parish of Haxey is not coterminous with the village of
Haxey, and includes a much wider area including the village of
Westwoodside and the hamlets of High Burnham, Low Burnham,
Eastlound, Craiselound and Graizelound.
parish church at Haxey is
dedicated to Saint Nicholas
of the church are of early Norman
Haxey has its own Church of
England primary school
appropriately named "Haxey Church of England Primary School".
It also has a private day nursery- Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery,
which has a nursery for children aged 0-5 years and also a before
and after school club and holiday club for children aged 5-11
years. It is based on a working farm, giving the children a great
insight into the life on a farm.