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Frieston Heath Lane
Grid reference: SK938476
Location: 53°1’4"N, 0°36’11"W
Post town: Grantham
Postcode: NG32
Local Government
Council: South Kesteven
Sleaford and
North Hykeham

Frieston is a village in the Kesteven part of Lincolnshire. It is situated just west of the A607 road, seven miles north of the market town of Grantham. Fieston is conjoined to the southern part of the village of Caythorpe and within its parish.

This seems to be an example of the migration of a village. 'Frieston' is a name which belongs to the 5th-century settlement of Britain by Anglo-Saxons, in this area mainly Angles, but in this case Frisians. The thorpe element of Caythorpe indicates a secondary settlement by Vikings, in this case probably Danes, at some time between 800 and 1050.

Notable people

  • Edmund Weaver, 18th-century astronomer and land agent, lived at Frieston. He was buried at St Vincent's Church, Caythorpe, where his memorial is placed in the south chancel.[1]


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Frieston)
  1. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle; ed. Sylvanus Urban (1808), vol.103, pp.116/117. Reprinted Nabu Press(2011). ISBN 1174553944
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