Frampton, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°56′03″N 0°01′56″W / 52.9342°N 0.0321°W / 52.9342; -0.0321

Frampton
St.Mary's church, Frampton - geograph.org.uk - 147438.jpg
St Mary's Church, Frampton.
Frampton is located in Lincolnshire
Frampton
Frampton
 Frampton shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF326402
    - London 95 mi (153 km)  S
District Boston
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOSTON
Postcode district PE20
Dialling code 01205
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
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Lincolnshire

Frampton is a village in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.[1] The village is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) south from the town of Boston and to the east (the seaward side) of the A16, which runs along the townlands. The village lies on the edge of one of the great marine creek levees formed during the Bronze Age, 2 miles (3 km) to 2.5 miles (4 km) from the modern salt marsh.

The village is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston in the county of Lincolnshire. Local governance of Frampton was reorganised on 1 April 1974, as a result of the Local Government Act 1972. The parish forms its own electoral ward.

Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions (formally known as parts) of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888, Holland had been in most respects, a county in itself.

Landmarks[edit]

The limestone church of Saint Mary dates from the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building which was restored in 1796 and 1890.[2]

Easthampton[further explanation needed] has an active bell ringing group based in the old church of St Mary's, holding minor records in this field.[citation needed]

A second church, that of Saint Michael, was a private chapel for the Tunnard family who lived at Frampton House. It was built in 1860 by James Fowler, and is a Grade II listed building. Today it is a chapel of ease.[3]

Frampton Hall, a Grade II* listed red-brick country house, was built in 1725 by Coney Tunnard, who was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.[4]

The red-brick Frampton House, is Grade II* listed and was built in 1792 for Thomas Tunnard. It is now a care home.[5]

Frampton Marsh

Frampton Marsh is a nature reserve which lies to the east of the village, between the outfalls of the River Witham (The Haven), and the River Welland. Part of the marsh belongs to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the majority being owned by the RSPB and being designated RSPB Frampton Marsh. It is a Ramsar site, and the whole of The Wash area is a designated Special Protection Area.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frampton" Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2011
  2. ^ "Church of St Mary, Frampton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Michael, Frampton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Frampton Hall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Frampton House". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frampton Marsh". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Frampton Marsh". RSPB. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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