Billinghay

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Billinghay
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St Michael and All Angels' church, Billinghay
Billinghay is located in Lincolnshire
Billinghay
Billinghay
 Billinghay shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF152549
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN4
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
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Coordinates: 53°04′45″N 0°16′52″W / 53.079248°N 0.281090°W / 53.079248; -0.281090

Billinghay is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-east from Sleaford, and lies on the B1189 Walcott road near its junction with the A153. Just south of the village towards Sleaford is North Kyme. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,808.

The settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name originates from a Saxon name for a fishery. The topography in ancient times would have been that of a small settlement on a gravel mound surrounded by marsh which was flooded in winter. After the draining of the fens in the late 18th century the area became rich agricultural land as it is today. The parish church is of historic interest. It dates from the 13th century.[citation needed]

Billinghay Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels.[1] The parish is part of the Car Dyke group of parishes - including Tattershall Bridge.

After the phased closure of Lafford High School due to falling pupil numbers, Billinghay Primary School remains the only school in the village.[2]

In 1986 village was twinned with Ballon, in the Sarthe department of France.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St St Michael and All Angels (1204770)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "County high school to close doors". BBC News (BBC). 28 February 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Billinghay and Ballon: 1986-2007", Billinghay and District Twinning Association. Retrieved 16 November 2013

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