Billingborough

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Billingborough
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Church of St Andrew, Billingborough
Billingborough is located in Lincolnshire
Billingborough
Billingborough
 Billingborough shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,401 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TF116342
   – London 95 mi (153 km)  S
Civil parish Billingborough
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SLEAFORD
Postcode district NG34
Dialling code 01529
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
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England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°53′37″N 0°20′25″W / 52.893649°N 0.340233°W / 52.893649; -0.340233

Billingborough is a village and civil parish[2] in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from Bourne and 10 miles south from Sleaford, and on the B1177 between Horbling and Pointon just south of the A52.

History[edit]

The name of the village comes from the post-Roman Billings tribe of invaders.

The school name, Aveland, is taken from a pre-conquest Wapentake of that name, dating back to 921. The Wapentake extended from Bourne to Threekingham.

The area was populous in the Middle Ages, and included the lost village of Ouseby.[3] and shrunken village of Birthorpe.[4]

St Andrew's Church dates to the 13th century and is in a mixture of Perpendicular Gothic and Decorated styles.[5]

The village was formerly served by the Billingboro and Horbling railway station.[6]

Community[edit]

Billingborough is positioned at the edge of The Fens. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,098 in 461 households.[7] By 2011 both figures had risen, to 1401 & 591 respectively.[1]

The village has a pre-school, a primary school[8] and Aveland High School, formerly a secondary modern school. In January 2010 the Aveland school merged with a Sleaford school to form St George's Academy.[9] The catchment area for the secondary school spans the boundary of North Kesteven and South Kesteven, with many pupils living just south of Sleaford. Most Lincolnshire school catchment areas do not span district boundaries.[original research?]

The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew. The ecclesiastical parish is part of The Billingborough Group in the Lafford Deanery, Diocese of Lincoln. The priest-in-charge is The Rev'd Anna Sorensen.[10]

Billingborough amenities include a post office, which is also a convenience store, a small supermarket, and a fish and chip shop. Village public houses are the Fortescue Arms on High Street and the George and Dragon[11] on Victoria Street.

There is also an Army Cadet Force detachment next to the St Georges Academy site. It is part of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force [12] and wears the cap badge of the Royal Engineers.

The cricket club in Billingborough (officially Billingborough Horbling and Threekingham Cricket club)has been extremely successful since 2004 and attained entrance to the ECB Lincs Premier League in 2013, the highest standard of cricket in Lincolnshire

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billingborough". 2011 census. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Billingborough Parish Council". 
  3. ^ Ouseby (350961). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ Birthorpe (351023). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  5. ^ Church of St Andrew (350971). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  6. ^ Billingborough and Horbling station (498482). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Billingborough Primary School". 
  9. ^ "St. George's Academy web site". 
  10. ^ "Billingborough P C C". , Diocese of Lincoln
  11. ^ George and Dragon
  12. ^ Lincolnshire ACF
  13. ^ Richard Nauyokas Daily Mail feature article. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  14. ^ "Eric Houghton"; Cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 14 April 2012

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