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Scampton, Lincolnshire

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Scampton, Lincolnshire

Scampton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles north from Lincoln, 10 miles south-east from Gainsborough, and west from the A15 road. In the civil parish, between the village and the A15, is RAF Scampton. The airfield first opened in 1916 as Home Defence Flight Station Brattleby, becoming Scampton the following year, and then closing in 1919; it re-opened in 1936 as RAF Scampton.
DistrictWest Lindsey
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSK9479
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population825 (2001)

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

Scantone ~ Scanton ~ Scantune

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

Scampton, par. and vil., Lincolnshire - par., 2147 ½ ac., pop. 230; vil., 6 miles NW. of Lincoln; P.O.

Scampton, Lincolnshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SCAMPTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Lincoln; containing 224 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 2147 acres of profitable land. The substratum contains limestone, which is quarried for building and for the roads, and also burnt into lime. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 16. 8.; net income, £82; patron, Sir George Cayley, Bart.: the glebe comprises an acre of ground, with a residence. Some remains of a Roman villa were discovered about the year 1800. Scampton was the residence of Archdeacon Illingworth, author of a curious work on its antiquities.

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