St Chad's Church, Welbourn
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Welbourn is a village and parish in the Kesteven part of Lincolnshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 647. The village is situated on the A607 road, 11 miles south of Lincoln and eight miles north-west of Sleaford, and between the villages of Leadenham and Wellingore. To the east lies the course of Ermine Street, now the Viking Way.
At Castle Hill to the north of the village are the earthwork remains of Welbourn Castle, a mediæval ringwork. The site was purchased in 1998 by Welbourn Parish Council, with the help of a grant from the Heritage Memorial Fund, and is now maintained as a scheduled monument and community open space.
In 1598 Francis Trigge, Rector of Welbourn, arranged for a library to be set up in the room over the south porch of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham for the use of the clergy and the inhabitants of the town; the Francis Trigge Chained Library is claimed as the first public library. The anti-slavery campaigner and academic Peter Peckard was born in the village, the son of the Rev. John Peckard. Field Marshal William Robertson, who served in the First World War, was born in Welbourn. The village secondary school, Sir William Robertson Academy, is named after Robertson.
There is self-catering accommodation at Hilltop Farm on the Cliff Edge overlooking the village but no accommodation in the village itself
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- Historic England. "Saperton (326152)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=326152. Retrieved 10 April 2010
- Historic England. "Welbourn (891858)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=891858. Retrieved 10 April 2010
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