Kirton-in-Lindsey

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Kirton-in-Lindsey
Lincolnshire
Mount Pleasant Mill, Kirton in Lindsey.jpg
Mount Pleasant Mill
Location
Grid reference: SK936986
Location: 53°28’33"N, 0°35’19"W
Data
Population: 2,694  (2001)
Post town: Gainsborough
Postcode: DN21
Dialling code: 01652
Local Government
Council: North Lincolnshire
Parliamentary
constituency:
Scunthorpe

Kirton-in-Lindsey, also abbreviated to Kirton Lindsey, is a small town in Lincolnshire, in the West Riding of Lindsey. It is a mile and a half west of the A15 road, and approximately 7 miles southeast of Scunthorpe. The town was the home of Catherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII.

History

Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII lived at Kirton-in-Lindsey after she married her first husband, Sir Edward Burgh. Edward's father, Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh was a steward to the manor of the soke of Kirton-in-Lindsey. In October 1530, Sir Thomas secured a joint patent in survivorship with his son, Sir Edward Burgh, granting them a modest manor.[1][2]

Geography

Kirton-in-Lindsey [1] is distinguished from another Kirton in Lincolnshire, Kirton in Holland. The 2001 Census recorded a total resident population of 2,694.

The town is situated half on top, and half on the side of a ridge, part of the Lincoln Cliff. It is 6 miles south from the M180 motorway and 8 miles south of the centre of Scunthorpe. The B1398 Lincoln to Scunthorpe road passes through the town, as does the B1400 which runs down the north side of the ridge to Messingham as the Cleatham Road.

The town is served by Kirton Lindsey railway station, on the B1400, and is the site of RAF Kirton in Lindsey. North of the town, on the ridge next to the B1398, is Mount Pleasant Mill; from here is a view [2] over the Trent Valley.

Churches

The United Mission Church of St Andrew is on St Andrews Street and includes Anglican, Methodist and Baptist congregations.

There was a Salvation Army Hall, formerly a Primitive Methodist church; the building is no longer standing.

Economy

There are independent shops on High Street and in the market place, including a greengrocer, butcher, bakery, sandwich shop, sweet shop and hair and beauty salons. A physiotherapy clinic is located in the Town Hall.

RAF Kirton in Lindsey, situated between the B1400 and B1398 on top of the ridge to the south-east of the town, closed at the end of March 2012. [3] It was called the Rapier Barracks [3] until 2004 when it returned to the RAF, and has a golf course and a Gliding Club.

See also

References

  1. Porter, Linda (2010); Katherine, the Queen, London: MacMillan, p. 55. ISBN 0230710395
  2. James, Susan E. (2009); Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love, Gloucestershire: The History Press. pg 60-63. ISBN 0752448536
  3. "Parliametary Answers - to 24th Jan 2012". Think Defence. 2012-01-24. http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/01/parliametary-answers-to-24th-jan-2012/. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 

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