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Torksey, Lincolnshire

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Torksey, Lincolnshire

Torksey is a village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A156 road, 7 miles south from Gainsborough and 9 miles north-west from the city of Lincoln, and on the eastern bank of the River Trent. It is notable for Torksey Castle and Torksey Viaduct.
DistrictWest Lindsey
Post townLINCOLN
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSK8378
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population551 (2001)

Other names by which Torksey, Lincolnshire has been known in the past

Torkesey ~ Turcesig ~ Dorchesyg ~ Torchesey

Torksey, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Torksey, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 9¾ miles NW. of Lincoln, at the junction of the Foss Dyke and the river Trent - par., 3170 ac., pop. 336; township, pop. 160; P.O.; has the ruins of a castle on the site of a Roman granary, and had a priory founded by King John.

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