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Washingborough, Lincolnshire

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Washingborough, Lincolnshire

Washingborough is a village 3 miles east from Lincoln city centre, in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the lower slopes of Lincoln Cliff limestone escarpment where the River Witham breaks through the Lincoln Edge.
DistrictNorth Kesteven
Post townLINCOLN
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF0270
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01522
Population3,356 (2001 Census)

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

Washenbro ~ Washenbrough ~ Washingburg

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

Washingborough, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 3 miles E. of Lincoln - par., 5190 ac., pop. 1476; township, pop. 729; near the sta. is Washingborough Hall, seat.

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

WASHINGBOROUGH (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the Second division of the wapentake of Langoe, parts of Kesteven, union and county of Lincoln, 3 miles (N. E.) from Lincoln; containing, with the chapelry of Heighington, 1099 inhabitants, of whom 573 are in Washingborough township. The parish is bounded on the north by the navigable river Witham, and comprises by admeasurement 4860 acres, in two distinct portions, one of which is high and the other fen land. The former, comprising 2734 acres, is considerably undulated, and the soil runs through several varieties, from light loam to heavy clay; about 550 acres are pasture, 42 acres wood, and the rest good corn land. The fenny tract consists of a peaty earth, formed chiefly by the decomposition of vegetable matter, and nearly all of it suited to the growth of grain and hardy vegetables. Washingborough is a considerable village, on the banks of the river. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £26. 13. 4., and in the gift of Sir W. A. Ingilby, Bart.; it has an excellent parsonage-house, and the glebe contains 536 acres, valued at £785 per aunum, in addition to which there are corn-rents amounting to £850. The church is a large handsome structure, with a lofty tower. At Heighington are a chapel and a Wesleyan meeting-house. A school for young children has an endowment of £15. 10. per annum; and there is a free grammar school at Heighington, founded in 1619 by Thomas Garrett, who endowed it with lands and houses of the present annual value of £134. In 1701, Sir Edward Clarke left land now producing £70 per annum, for apprenticing children.

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