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Kirton-in-Lindsey

Not to be confused with Kirton in Holland.

Coordinates: 53°28′33″N 0°35′19″W / 53.4759°N 0.5887°W / 53.4759; -0.5887

Kirton-in-Lindsey
Kirton Lindsey

Mount Pleasant Mill
Lincolnshire
Population 2,694 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SK936986
    - London 135 mi (217 km)  SSE
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GAINSBOROUGH
Postcode district DN21
Dialling code 01652
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Scunthorpe
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Kirton-in-Lindsey, also abbreviated to Kirton Lindsey, is a small town and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west from the A15 road, and approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Scunthorpe. The town was the home of Catherine Parr.

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]

Government

Historically part of the West Riding of the parts of Lindsey, in the county of Lincolnshire, Kirton became part of Glanford Brigg poor law union in the 19th century and thus ended up in Glanford Brigg Rural District from 1894 and then from 1974 to 1996 the Glanford district of Humberside. This became part of North Lincolnshire in 1996.

Geography

Kirton-in-Lindsey 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 [2] over the Trent Valley.

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] until 2004 when it returned to the RAF, and has a golf course and a Gliding Club.

Education

The local comprehensive school is Huntcliff School on Redbourne Mere (B1206),[4] which received a Grade 2 "good" Ofsted report in 2010. There is also a primary school.[5]


Religious sites

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.

References

External links

  • Kirton in Lindsey Town Council
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