St Michael and All Angels' church
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Billinghay is a village and parish in the Kesteven part of Lincolnshire. The village is situated approximately seven miles north-east of Sleaford, and lies on the B1189 Walcott road near its junction with the A153. Just south of the village towards Sleaford is North Kyme. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,808, increasinging to 2,190 at the 2011 census.
The settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name originates from a Saxon name for a fishery. The topography in ancient times would have been that of a small settlement on a gravel mound surrounded by marsh which was flooded in winter. After the draining of the fens in the late 18th century the area became rich agricultural land as it is today. The parish church is of historic interest. It dates from the 13th century.
After the phased closure of Lafford High School due to falling pupil numbers, Billinghay Primary School remains the only school in the village.
In 1986 village was twinned with Ballon, in the Sarthe department of France.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11120712&c=Billinghay&d=16&e=62&g=6446653&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1461401704891&enc=1. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- National Heritage List 1204770: Church of St St Michael and All Angels
- "County high school to close doors". BBC News (BBC). 28 February 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/7268317.stm. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- "Billinghay and Ballon: 1986-2007", Billinghay and District Twinning Association. Retrieved 16 November 2013
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