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Spalding, Lincolnshire

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Spalding, Lincolnshire

Spalding is a market town with a population of 28,722 (2011 census) on the River Welland in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. Little London is a hamlet directly south of Spalding on the B1172, whilst Pinchbeck, a village to the north, is part of the metropolitan area. Spalding is well known for its annual 'Flower Parade' which attracts many regular visitors from all over the world.
DistrictSouth Holland
Post townSPALDING
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF2422
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01775
Population30,000
 

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

Spalding, market town and par. with ry. sta., Lincolnshire, on river Welland, 14 m. SW. of Boston, 12,070 ac., pop. 9260; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. Spalding is an important railway centre, while the river has been made navigable to the town for vessels of from 50 to 70 tons. It is situated in a rich agricultural district, and has a large trade, by river and by rail, in corn, wool, coal, and timber. It has also flour, bone, and saw mills, breweries, and coach works. There are remains of a priory of 1501, a fine old church (restored 1860), a grammar school, a corn exchange, and a spacious market place.

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