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Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Horncastle is a market town of some 6,651 residents in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, 22 miles east of Lincoln.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF2669
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01507
Population6,090 (Parish)

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

Horne Castle ~ Hornecastre

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

Horncastle.-- market town and par., with ry. sta., mid. Lincolnshire, on river Bain, at foot of the Wolds, 21 miles E. of Lincoln and 130 miles from London, 1818 ac., pop. 4818; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Horncastle has an important trade in corn and wool, also in malting and brewing. In addition to its weekly market 3 fairs are held, the horse fair being one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Remains of Roman fortifications and other antiquities abound in the neighbourhood.

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