Boothby Pagnell

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Boothby Pagnell
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Saint Andrew's Church, Boothby Pagnell
Boothby Pagnell is located in Lincolnshire
Boothby Pagnell
Boothby Pagnell
 Boothby Pagnell shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK971308
   – London 90 mi (140 km)  S
Unitary authority South Kesteven
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG33
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°52′00″N 0°33′29″W / 52.866770°N 0.558159°W / 52.866770; -0.558159

Boothby Pagnell is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

The Norman Manor

The village lay in the historical wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo.[1]

Boothby Pagnell has a Grade I listed[2] surviving fragment of a medieval manor house, in the Norman style, dating from around 1200 AD.[3][4]

The village was a small community, its population in 1086 being just 19. It has archeological remains at 'Cooks Close', a field west of the church, which is chiefly of medieval housing that seems to have fallen into disuse and dereliction by the 14th century, possibly as a result of the desertion of the workforce in the aftermath of the Black Death.[citation needed]

John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was born here about 1320 and took his name from the village.

Isaac Newton[edit]

Although his uncle William Ayscough, the brother of Hannah Ayscough, was vicar of nearby Burton Coggles, during his time of discovery[further explanation needed] in 1666–67, Newton spent some time in the summer at the rectory of Boothby Pagnell, which had a considerable orchard. The vicar was the Trinity College Fellow Humphrey Babington, the brother of Katherine Babington. She was a friend of Hannah Ayscough and the wife of William Clark, the owner of the house at which Newton lodged in Grantham while at school.[citation needed]

In his memoirs, Newton noted that he worked on Fluxions (which became differential calculus) at Babington's rectory, and also calculated the area under a hyperbola (involving integral calculus).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The village is just north of Bitchfield and south of Old Somerby on the B1176 and approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-east from Grantham. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 150. Boothby Pagnell forms the most western point of 'The Ropsley Triangle', which denotes the general area between Ropsley, Boothby Pagnell and Ingoldsby.

Ecclesiastical parish[edit]

The local authority, and the Ordnance Survey, spell the village "Boothby Pagnell".[5] The Diocese of Lincoln spells the PCC as "Boothby Pagnall".[6]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of The North Beltisloe Group of parishes in the Deanery of Beltisloe.[6] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was The Revd Richard Ireson.[7]

Boothby Pagnell Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew[8] Restored in 1896, it has a Norman tower, font and nave arcades.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winnibriggs and Threo Wap", A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 16 March 2012
  2. ^ "Boothby Manor House", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 30 June 2011
  3. ^ Service, Alastair (1982). Anglo-Saxon and Norman : A guide and Gazetteer. The Buildings of Britain. ISBN 0-09-150130-X. 
  4. ^ "Boothby Hall".  National Monument Record, English Heritage
  5. ^ "Boothby Pagnell Parish Council".  Lincolnshire.gov.uk
  6. ^ a b "Boothby Pagnall P C C". 
  7. ^ "North Beltisloe Group Council Report for PCC AGMs."; Boothby.org.uk. PDF download required. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  8. ^ "Church of St Andrew", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 30 June 2011
  9. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 68; Methuen & Co. Ltd.

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