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Fosdyke, Lincolnshire

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Fosdyke, Lincolnshire

Fosdyke is a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England. It lies about 9 miles south of Boston just off the A17, and 2 miles east from the junction of the A17 with the A16. The village is near the mouth of the River Welland, and the parish extends across the river to include both ends of the hamlet of Fosdyke Bridge. The name derives from the Old English and Old Norse "fotrs dic", meaning Fotr's (personal name) ditch.
DistrictBoston (borough)
Post townBoston
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF3133
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01205
Population486 (2001)

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

Foss Dyke ~ Fossdyke

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

Fosdyke, par., S. Lincolnshire, on Fosdyke Wash, at mouth of river Welland, 7½ miles SW. of Boston, 1856 ac., pop. 477; P.O., called Fossdyke.

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