Great Gonerby

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Great Gonerby
High Street, Great Gonerby - geograph.org.uk - 113632.jpg
High Street, Great Gonerby
Great Gonerby is located in Lincolnshire
Great Gonerby
Great Gonerby
 Great Gonerby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 2,050 (2001)
OS grid reference SK897382
   – London 100 mi (160 km)  S
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG31
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°56′04″N 0°40′00″W / 52.934538°N 0.666668°W / 52.934538; -0.666668

Great Gonerby is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north from Grantham. To its north is Gonerby Moor, part of Great Gonerby civil parish, and the A1 road. It is 330 feet (101 m) above sea level and overlooks the Vale of Belvoir to the west and Grantham to the south.[1][2][3]

Community[edit]

closeup of village sign
Signpost in Great Gonerby

The urban sprawl from Grantham in the 1990s has meant that the village is separated from the town by approximately 400 yards (366 m).

Great Gonerby, with about 825 houses,[citation needed] has a social club, village shop, post office, and the Recruiting Sergeant public house. Harry's Place, with seating for 10, is significant for being the smallest Michelin Starred restaurant.[4][5]

The parish church is dedicated to St Sebastian. It is part of the Barrowby and Great Gonerby Group of the Deanery of Grantham. The 2013 incumbent is Rev Peter Hopkins[6][7]

A house called Cromwells Cottage takes its name from the tradition that Oliver Cromwell based his troops here before attacking Grantham.[2][3]

The local inhabitants are known as 'Clockpelters' from the habit of trying to strike the face of the church clock with stones or snowballs.[2][3] The clock dates from 1897.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Gonerby". Visitoruk.com. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Lincolnshire Federation of Women's Institutes (19 March 1990). The Lincolnshire Village Book. Villages of England. Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1853060779. [page needed]
  3. ^ a b c "North of Grantham". , biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk
  4. ^ "Harry's Place". Restaurant-guide.com. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Harry Hallam". Good Food Guide. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Great Gonerby P C C". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Church web site". 
  8. ^ "GreatGonerby". , Genuki.org.uk

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