Lemsell is located on the northern edge of the Flechtinger ridge three kilometers from the center of the main town of Flechtingen. The place is surrounded on three sides by the forests of the Flechtinger Forest, only to the west is a forest-free area. Lemsell lies at an altitude of 94 to 99 meters, the terrain slopes from south to north. The state road L 43, which connects the town with Flechtingen and the district town of Haldensleben , runs through Lemsell .
In the early Middle Ages, Lemsell belonged to Northern Thuringia . Count Lothar is documented as the first feudal lord. Shortly after the assumption of office of Bishop Burchard II of Halberstadt from the noble family von Veltheim in 1059, the latter took possession of the fief. In a Goslar document of the then King Heinrich IV dated August 5, 1068 , Lemsell is named Lamseli together with Bredanstidi ( Bregenstedt ) and the desert areas aliud Bredanstidi (Klein-Bregenstedt west of Haldensleben), Stimpeli (stamped by Ivenrode west of Haldensleben) and Nagorit (north of Emden and west of Haldensleben) mentioned. Henry IV. Gave Lantfried, a brother of Bishop Burchard II. And Adalgot, 44 hooves land at said locations in the Nordthüringgau in the county of Count Siegfried and beyond the Ara ( ear ) in Slavic area of Margrave the Nordmark Lothar Udo II. The request for the donation was supported by the Archbishop of Magdeburg Werner von Steußlingen (1063 to 1078 in office), by Bishop Eppo (Eberhard) of Naumburg (1045 to 1079 in office) and by Merseburg Bishop Werner von Wolkenburg , with reference to the loyal services of Burchard (1063 to 1093 in office), who credited the gift of Heinrich and his wife Bertha of Savoy with salvation. Their wedding celebrations took place around July 13, 1066 in Tribur after the actual wedding in Würzburg, although the marriage was not a good star at that time and Henry IV even started a divorce proceedings the following year, which Pope Alexander II refused was decided. The 44 hooves were given to the Ilsenburg monastery by Burchard von Halberstadt soon afterwards. The old village site was in the meantime desolate, with today's village being rebuilt nearby.
Lemsell was then in the 17th century an estate of the Schenck von Flechtingen family. In 1820 it was sold together with Gut Hasselburg to the von Spiegel canon family based in Halberstadt . The widow of the canon Werner Friedrich Julius Stephan von Spiegel signed both estates over to her brother-in-law, the chamberlain and district administrator. D. Eduard von Davier. His descendants owned the Lemsell estate until it was expropriated by the land reform of 1945.
The Archbishopric of Magdeburg had exercised sovereign power until 1680 . After secularization , Lemsell belonged to the Duchy of Magdeburg , which became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701 . Between 1806 and 1813 the place was under the rule of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Westphalia under Jérôme Bonaparte and was assigned to the canton of Calvörde . In the course of the Prussian administrative reform of 1815, Lemsell was assigned to the Gardelegen district . Until 1928 the place had the status of an administratively independent manor district , which in 1910 had 105 inhabitants. On September 30, 1928, the Lemsell manor was united with the Hasselburg rural community. On January 1, 1972, Hasselburg was incorporated into Flechtingen, with the Lemsell district becoming part of the Flechtingen community.
- Administrative region of Magdeburg (Ed.): Official Gazette of the Government of Magdeburg . 1928, p. 200 . ,
- Federal Statistical Office (Ed.): Municipalities 1994 and their changes since 01.01.1948 in the new federal states . Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8246-0321-7 , pp. 340 .