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Fillingham Castle
Grid reference: SK947858
Location: 53°21’39"N, 0°34’42"W
Population: 242  (2011)
Post town: Gainsborough
Postcode: DN21
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Fillingham is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire. It is to be found nine miles north of the county town, the City of Lincoln, and just over a mile west of the A15 road.

St Andrew's Church, Fillingham

The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1] Originally a building in Early English Gothic and Decorated Gothic styles, it was largely rebuilt in 1777 with a new chancel and tower. It was further restored in 1866.[2]

The earliest element in the church is a round-headed doorway in the west transept from around 1200.[3] In the churchyard is a cross, 30 feet high, dedicated to Major Thomas N. Dalton, killed in the Battle of Inkerman in 1854.[3]

John Wycliffe, 'the Daystar of the Reformation', was rector of the village from 1361 to 1368.[2]

Archaeology and history

There is evidence of a Roman camp in the village and Anglo Saxon pottery has also been found. Archaeological excavations have also found evidence of an Anglo Saxon cemetery which may have been associated with a second church in the village.[4]

Fillingham Castle is a castellated mansion built in 1760 by Sir Cecil Wray.[2] A nearby stone manor house was built about a century before.

Fillingham Lake is one of the sources of the River Till, a small river whose lower reaches form the Fossdyke Navigation.

Outside links

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  1. National Heritage List 1359847: Church of St Andrew (Grade II* listing)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 125; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 392
  4. "Fillingham Project overview - A Late Anglo-Saxon Cemetery in Lincolnshire", The University of Sheffield. Retrieved 28 July 2011