Dyke, Lincolnshire

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Dyke
Baptist Chapel, Dyke - geograph.org.uk - 1162116.jpg
Baptist Chapel, Dyke
Dyke is located in Lincolnshire
Dyke
Dyke
 Dyke shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF105225
   – London 85 mi (137 km)  S
Civil parish Bourne
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOURNE
Postcode district PE10
Dialling code 01778
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°47′20″N 0°21′46″W / 52.78877°N 0.36287°W / 52.78877; -0.36287

Dyke is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east from the A15 road, and approximately 1 mile north-east from Bourne. Dyke is within Bourne civil parish.

The name Dyke arises from its lying on Car Dyke, a once much larger Roman ditch, which runs along the western edge of The Fens. The section of Car Dyke between Dyke and Bourne is a scheduled ancient monument.[1]

For population statistics Dyke, Twenty, South Fen, and Spalding road outside Bourne are taken together; Dyke is the largest of these settlements.[citation needed] The 2001 census recorded a population of 1,598.[2]

Dyke and Dyke Fen fall within the drainage area of the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board.[3]

A new fountain was built on the green in the centre of the village to mark the millennium.[citation needed]

Dyke's public house is The Wishing Well Inn.

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