Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Elsthorpe and Scottlethorpe

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Edenham, Grimsthorpe,
Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe
Civil parish
Farmland between Edenham and Grimsthorpe, something like the centre of the parish
Farmland between Edenham and Grimsthorpe,
something like the centre of the parish
Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe in Lincolnshire
Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe in Lincolnshire
Coordinates: 52°47′08″N 0°26′14″W / 52.7856°N 0.4371°W / 52.7856; -0.4371Coordinates: 52°47′08″N 0°26′14″W / 52.7856°N 0.4371°W / 52.7856; -0.4371
Country England
Primary council South Kesteven
County Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Status Parish
Government
 • Type Parish Council
 • UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
 • EU Parliament East Midlands
Population (2001 census)[1]
 • Total 292
Website Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe Parish Council

Edenham, Grimsthorpe, Elsthorpe and Scottlethorpe is a civil parish in South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England.[2] It is principally based around the river and valley of the East Glen which flows through Edenham.

Geology[edit]

The broad valley is incised into a gently sloping and much dissected plateau of glacial till which is more graphically described by the older term, boulder clay. The till caps the ridges to either side, the one clothed by the Bourne Woods and the other by the park of Grimsthorpe Castle. All the solid geology is Jurassic. The valley sides are of Kellaways clay, Kellaways sand and Oxford clay while its bottom is of cornbrash and Blisworth clay. In the south and west of the parish are much greater exposures of this solid geology with extensive areas of Blisworth Limestone and the Upper Estuarine Series. In the valley, there are also strips of alluvium and patches of glacial sand and gravel.[3]

Although Grimsthorpe Castle is on higher ground to the west, the village of Grimshtorpe shares the geology of the rest of the parish.[4]

Constituent Settlements[edit]

The main village is

The parish includes a number of outlying hamlets

The parish is associated with two lost settlements:

Administration[edit]

Once part of the Beltisloe Wapentake in Kesteven, the parish is now part of South Kesteven District. Its obligations under the 19th century poor law were undertaken by the Bourne Poor Law Union from 1835 onwards.[9]

The present Electoral arrangements are as follows:[10]

The Ecclesiastical parish[11][12] follows the same boundaries, and is part of the Deanery of Beltisloe,[13] preserving the old Wapentake boundaries.

Businesses[edit]

Apart from agricultural employers there is a post office, coal merchant and agricultural dealer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census data
  2. ^ "Parish council details". SKDC. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ Institute of Geological Sciences Geological Maps of England and Wales One-Inch Series Sheet 143 (1967)
  4. ^ "BGS map mashup of geological information".  - can be zoomed to show the villages
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Elsthorpe (348468)". PastScape. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Domesday Survey. Aislestorp 
  7. ^ a b Historic England. "Southorpe (348516)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Domesday Survey. Sudthorp 
  9. ^ "Private web site dealling with history of the Bourne poor law union". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  10. ^ "Unofficial web site simmarising local representatives". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  11. ^ "Eclesiastical parish details". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  12. ^ "Eclesiastical parish web site". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  13. ^ "Deanery details, Diocesan web site". Retrieved 2011-02-15. 

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