Church of Saint Paul, Carrington
Carrington shown within Lincolnshire
|Population||564 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||110 mi (180 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Boston and Skegness|
The village was created a township in 1812 after the drainage of the West Fen in 1802, and became a civil parish in 1858. The civil parish of Carrington also includes the village of New Bolingbroke, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north. and the hamlet of Medlam. The parish has a population of 564 according to the 2001 Census.
Carrington's school, the Medlam School, was opened in February 1881 by the West Fen United District School Board which existed from 1879 to 1903. By the time of its closure in 1987 it was known as Carrington County Primary School. Children now attend school in nearby Stickney.
Carrington Rally is an annual event which has taken place each spring for over 50 years, and is a steam and tractor show which supports local charities.
Carrington was the birthplace of William Macbride Childs, the son of the Revd William Linington Childs, vicar of Carrington, and first vice-chancellor of the University of Reading.[not in citation given]
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