Burton Coggles

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Coordinates: 52°49′13″N 0°32′52″W / 52.82028°N 0.54788°W / 52.82028; -0.54788

Burton-le-Coggles
St Thomas Anglican Church, Burton le Coggles, Lincolnshire - geograph.org.uk - 21376.jpg
Thomas a Becket Church
Burton-le-Coggles is located in Lincolnshire
Burton-le-Coggles
Burton-le-Coggles
 Burton-le-Coggles shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK979257
    - London 90 mi (140 km)  S
Civil parish Burton-le-Coggles
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG33
Dialling code 01476 550
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
UK
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Lincolnshire

Burton Coggles (full name Burton-le-Coggles from Byrton-en-les-Coggles) is a small village and civil parish[1] in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.[2] The village is situated 7 miles (11 km) south from Grantham, and between the B1176 road and the East Coast Main Line.[3]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of The North Beltisloe Group of the Deanery of Beltisloe in the Diocese of Lincoln.[4][5] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was The Revd Richard Ireson.[6]

History[edit]

The Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Thomas a Becket.[7][8] The Diocese of Lincoln refers to it as St Thomas of Canterbury.[4] It has an Early English spire.[citation needed]

William Ayscough, the Trinity College-educated brother of Hannah Ayscough, was the rector of the village church in the 17th century.[citation needed]

Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Burton Coggles on 29 November 2011. The hour-long tour of the village included meeting dignitaries and schoolchildren, and visiting a local public house and farm shop.[9]

Geography[edit]

The village contains 43 houses and has a population of a little over 100. Until recently the village still retained a post office on Post Office Lane, but public services are now restricted to the Cholmeley Arms public house (still commonly known by its previous name, The Hare & Hounds), and a small village hall. Local services are found in Corby Glen. Burton Coggles is mainly an agriculture village, but there has been a shift in recent years towards more commuting.[citation needed]

The parish boundary extends westwards to include Sleight's Wood on the road Easton Lane (also known as Burton Lane) to Easton. At Burton Rookery, next to the railway, the parish borders Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe and further east, the boundary crosses the River West Glen and the B1176. At Colley Holts, it meets the parish of Irnham. Further south it meets the parish of Corby Glen, which is close to the south of village. The boundary passes close to Corby Birkholme, and near to the A151, at Little Osgrove Wood (in Corby Glen), it meets Colsterworth parish. Slightly further north, on the edge of Easton Wood, the boundary meets Easton.

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