Burgh Le Marsh
St Peter and St Paul's Church, Burgh-le-Marsh
Burgh-le-Marsh shown within Lincolnshire
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|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Boston and Skegness|
Burgh-le-Marsh is a town to the west of Skegness in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The A158 used to run through from west to east but this was rerouted when a new bypass opened in late 2007. The village has a population of 2,016.
The town is built on a large hill surrounded by former marsh land, and the marsh influenced the town's name, Burgh Le Marsh. Both the windmill and church are visible from far distances. The bypass was opened on 30 November 2007, having started in September 2006, and has reduced traffic congestion dramatically. A Roman road passes through the town on the way to Skegness, and comes from the north-west via Tetford and Ulceby. The town is on the site of a former Roman fort.
Saxon burial mound
Near the parish church is a large mound, where Saxon burial remains were found during the 1930s. There is a dip in the top of the mound, it is suggested that it was used for cockfighting, and to this day it is known as Cock Hill.
St Paul's Missionary College
The town has two tower mills, the untarred Hanson's Mill of 1855 (originally four-sailed), now a residence, and the tarred Dobson's Mill, which is run as a museum. Built in 1813 by Sam Oxley (who also built Alford Windmill a sister mill in the nearby town of Alford, Lincolnshire) it is unusual in being the only left-handed tower mill having five sails. "Left-handed sails" mean they rotate clockwise when viewed from the front - a very rare type of windmill.
Burgh le Marsh is twinned with the town of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe in the Pays de la Loire in France. This twinning began in 1988 and has celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The celebrations took place on the weekend of 18 May 2013. The Chairman of the Burgh le Marsh Twinning Association is Neil Cooper and for the Beaumont sur Sarthe Twinning Association is Claude Menard.
- OS Explorer map: Skegness, Alford & Spilsby: (1:25 000): ISBN 0319238229
- Burgh le Marsh now has a By Pass
- A158 Burgh le Marsh Bypass
- Romans To Skegness
- Hotels and Public Houses
- High Street
- "Church of St Peter and St Paul", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 3 July 2011
- St.Peter & St.Paul's church, Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincs
- Burgh le Marsh
- Burgh Baptist Church
- Burgh le Marsh Methodist Chapel
- Burgh Le Marsh Web Site
- Windmill at Burgh Le Marsh
- Hanson's windmill today
- Five-sailed Dobson's windmill
- Burgh le Marsh Twinned with Beaumont sur Sarthe
- Media related to Burgh le Marsh at Wikimedia Commons
- Burgh le Marsh Church Website
- Burgh Le Marsh Town website
- Town council
- Poacher Country
- Visit Lincolnshire
- St Peter & St Paul CE Primary school