Hagworthingham

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Hagworthingham
Lincolnshire
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Stockwith Mill, Hagworthingham
Location
Grid reference: TF344692
Location: 53°12’11"N, 0°-0’39"E
Data
Population: 359  (2011)
Post town: Spilsby
Postcode: PE23
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Parliamentary
constituency:
Louth and Horncastle

Hagworthingham is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire. It is on the A158, five miles east of Horncastle and four miles north-west of Spilsby.[1]

The name 'Hagworthingham' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Haberdingham and Hacberdingham. The name has been reconstructed to mean 'village of the hawthorn homestead people'.[2]

Road to Holy Trinity Church before the First World War

Hagworthingham church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was restored by the architect James Fowler]] of Louth in 1859.[3]

Thomas Drant, the clergyman and translator of Horace, was born in Hagworthingham.

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References

  1. Hagworthingham Parish Council
  2. Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 211 ISBN 0198691033
  3. National Heritage List England no. 1063670: Church of Holy Trinity (Grade @) (listing)