The Penny Farthing Inn, Timberland
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Timberland is a village in Kesteven, the south-western part of Lincolnshire. The population of the civil parish (including Thorpe Tilney) at the 2011 census was 578. The village is to be found nine miles north-east of Sleaford, within the Timberland Fen. Its closest neighbouring village is Martin, less than a mile to the north.
The parish church, St Andrew, is partly Norman in its structure, and its parish records date back to 1563. The village also has a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.
Genealogical records began around the 17th century showing that Timberland was a mediæval village, possibly a small market town.
The village railway station, Scopwick and Timberland station, is now closed.
Timberland stands near the Car Dyke, a Roman canal which used to be navigable. The village is six miles west of Tattershall, nine miles north-east of Sleaford, and five miles south-west of Woodhall Spa.
Set within a patchwork of fields in the wetlands of the Lincolnshire Fens, the village is just south of the River Witham and near to the village of Martin. The illustrated signpost with the town name has a plaque above showing the nearby Car Dyke waterway which was once navigable but later drained by small canals to make the surrounding land suitable for farm use.
Thorpe Tilney Hall is to the south-west. It was used as a setting for the BBC's 1980 production of Pride and Prejudice, as Longbourn Hall.
About the village
The village hall is the centre of village activities. There is a primary and middle school for local children nearby in the village of Martin. The village pub is The Penny Farthing Inn. The surrounding area has small guest houses and other public houses.
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