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Caistor, Lincolnshire

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Caistor, Lincolnshire

See Caistor St Edmund for the Roman settlement in Norfolk or Caister-on-Sea for the town in Norfolk {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:53.494|-0.322|region:GB_type:city(2601)|||||| |primary |name= }} Caistor 240pxCaistor Market Place
Population 2,601 (2001) OS grid reference TA1101 Civil parish Caistor District West Lindsey Shire county Lincolnshire Region East Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town MARKET RASEN Postcode district LN7 Dialling code 01472 Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament East Midlands UK Parliament Gainsborough List of places UK England Caistor is a town and civil parish situated in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. As its name implies, it was originally a Roman castrum or fortress. It lies at the north-west edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, on the Viking Way, and just off the A46 between Lincoln and Grimsby, at the A46, A1084, A1173 and B1225 junction. It has a population of 2,601. Its name comes from the Anglo-Saxon ceaster ("Roman camp" or "town") and was given in the Domesday Book as Castre.
DistrictWest Lindsey
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTA1101
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01472
Population2,601 (2001)

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

Caer Egarry ~ Castor ~ Thong Caster ~ Thong Ceastre ~ Thuang Caster ~ Castre

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

Caistor.-- town, par., and township, N. Lincolnshire, 3 miles E. of Moortown ry. sta. and 7½ miles SE. of Brigg -- par., 6490 ac., pop. 2090; town, pop. 1867; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks.

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