Village green, Allington
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Allington is a village and civil parish in the Kesteven part of Lincolnshire. It is situated three miles north-west of Grantham. The 2001 Census gave a parish population of 728 in 329 households. This increased to a population of 897 in 422 households in the 2011 census.
Some evidence has been found of settlement in the Neolithic period. Roman artefacts have also been found nearby. The population at the time of the Domesday Book was about 300. At the time of the Norman conquest the name of the village was Adelinctune.
Allington's Grade-II-listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. East and West Allington parishes were combined in 1896 and St James's Church in East Allington, the smaller building of the two, was demolished.
The poet George Crabbe (1754–1832) became the incumbent of Muston, Leicestershire and West Allington in 1789, remaining until 1792. His Natural History of the Vale of Belvoir was a pioneering study of the district. English Heritage gives the date of Crabbe's Allington incumbency as 1790 to 1814, but he was an absentee for most of the remaining years.
The Welby family was associated with the village from the 18th century onwards. During the Second World War, Allington Hall becoming a military hospital. A prisoner-of-war camp in the village held German and later Italian inmates. The estate was subsequently dispersed in 1947.
The first school in the village was established on the village green in 1847. The school was moved to its present site in 1906. It was extended in 2003–04. Allington with Sedgebrook Church of England Primary School is in Marston Lane, Allington.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church belongs to the Saxonwell Group of Churches. A service is held every Sunday.
The main sports facility is Allington Playing Field, which is owned by the Parish Council. The Viking Way, Sewstern Lane, passed through the village until 1997, but was diverted to follow a road bridge over the A1.
Social groups that meet regularly cover morris dancing, gardening, a preschool and a women's institute. The Village Hall, built in 1929, has been modernised and is in frequent use. It includes a doctor's surgery.
There are daytime weekday buses to Grantham.The nearest railway stations are at Bottesford (five miles) and Grantham (5½ miles).
- "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=4&containerAreaId=790460. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11119943&c=allington&d=16&e=62&g=6447613&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1461162117440&enc=1. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
- Retrieved 2 July 2017.
- National Heritage List England no. 1062909: Church of the Holy Trinity
- History Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "Holy Trinity, Allington", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2011
- Pugh, Kate: "Crabbe's First Years in Muston 1789–1792", Boston Living History Project. Retrieved 1 July 2013
- Wilson, John Marius : Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870–72.
- National Archives Retrieved 2 July 2017.
- Primary school, allingtonsedgebrook.lincs.sch.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2011
- Pub site Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "The Village Green, Allington", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2011
- Group site Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- Playing field page Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- Village Hall Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- Services Retrieved 2 February 2018.
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