Fillingham

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Fillingham
Fillingham Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1164459.jpg
Fillingham Castle
Fillingham is located in Lincolnshire
Fillingham
Fillingham
 Fillingham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 170 (2001)
OS grid reference SK947858
   – London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gainsborough
Postcode district DN21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 0°34′42″W / 53.360925°N 0.57842°W / 53.360925; -0.57842

Fillingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 9 miles (14.5 km) north from the city and county town of Lincoln, and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A15 road. According to the 2001 Census the village had a population of 170.

St Andrew's Church, Fillingham

Fillingham Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Andrew.[1] Originally a building in Early English and Decorated style, it was largely rebuilt in 1777 with a new chancel and tower. It was further restored in 1866.[2] The earliest element is a c.1200 round-headed doorway in the west transept.[3] In the churchyard is a cross, 30 feet (9 m) high, dedicated to Major Thomas N. Dalton, killed in the Battle of Inkerman in 1854.[3] John Wycliffe was rector of the village from 1361 to 1368.[2]

There is evidence of a Roman camp in the village and Anglo Saxon pottery has also been found. Archaeological excavations have also found evidence of an Anglo Saxon cemetery which may have been associated with a second church in the village.[4]

Fillingham Castle is a castellated mansion built in 1760 by Sir Cecil Wray.[2] A nearby stone manor house was built about a century before.[citation needed]

Fillingham Lake is one of the sources of the River Till, a small river whose lower reaches form the Fossdyke Navigation.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of St Andrew", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011
  2. ^ a b c Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 125; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 392
  4. ^ "Fillingham Project overview - A Late Anglo-Saxon Cemetery in Lincolnshire", The University of Sheffield. Retrieved 28 July 2011

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