Haconby

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Coordinates: 52°49′N 0°22′W / 52.81°N 0.36°W / 52.81; -0.36

Haconby
St. Andrew's church, Hacconby, Lincs - geograph.org.uk - 90719.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Hacconby
Haconby is located in Lincolnshire
Haconby
Haconby
 Haconby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 448 [1]
OS grid reference TF1025
    - London 90 mi (140 km)  S
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
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Haconby is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Fens, 3 miles (5 km) north from Bourne.

History[edit]

The village (Haakon's village[2]) has also been known as Hacconby.[citation needed] Haconby's chapel is the smallest gallery seated chapel in the country.[citation needed] The village church is dedicated to St Andrew. On 27 February 2008 the parish church spire was damaged by the 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake.[citation needed]

A former railway line passed north to south close to the east of the village - the Sleaford branch of the Great Northern Railway, which closed to passengers in 1930 and to freight in 1964. A Roman road, King Street, (from Bourne to just south of Ancaster) passes through the western part of the parish, just west of Stainfield. There was an Iron Age or Roman town near Stainfield.[3][4][5]

Stainfield Spa, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the west of the village, is a chalybeate spring discovered in 1720 by Dr Edward Greathead of Lincoln.

Geography[edit]

Haconby is situated just off the A15. Two miles (3 km) to the west is Stainfield, part of the civil parish. To the south of the village is Hacconby Hall.

The civil parish extends northwards to just north of the A15-B1177 junction, skirting the southern edge of Dunsby Hall Farm. The parish boundary extends due east, along the Hacconby Lode drain over Hacconby Fen, following Hacconby Drove to the south. To the north is the parish of Dunsby and Dunsby Fen. It reaches the South Forty-Foot Drain. The parish boundary (also with Pinchbeck and South Holland follows this drain for just under a mile south. It then follows Lane Dike due west which crosses the Car Dyke just north of Cardyke Farm. The parish boundary crosses the A15 next to a transmitter and extends westwards to reach the north of Spring Wood, where it meets the large parish of Edenham. Just south of Thorny Wood it meets the parish of Dunsby. The parish boundary follows the southern edge of Dunsby Wood, crossing the Stainfield-Kirkby Underwood road just north of Stainfield Spa.[6]

Community[edit]

There are no amenities in the village other than the local public house, the Hare and Hounds on West Road. The nearest post office and shops are in the adjacent village of Morton to the south.

The primary school closed in the 1970s.[citation needed]

The civil parish covers the villages of Haconby and Stainfield. Local Democracy is provided by Haconby and Stainfield Parish Council.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haconby CP (Parish)", United Kingdom Census 2001, Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ Taylor, Isaac; Words and places: or, Etymological illustrations of history, ethnology...
  3. ^ "Iron age settlement at Stainfield". Lincolnshire HER. English Heritage. Retrieved 8 September 2013. "work carried out in advance of a gas pipeline identified iron age field boundaries, ditches and a storage pit. it is suggested that Stainfield Roman settlement was established in the late iron age before the Roman road of King Street was constructed" 
  4. ^ "The Coritani". The Celtic Tribes of Britain. Roman-britain.org. Retrieved 8 September 2013. "Stainfield, nr. Hacconby (Lincolnshire) - Suspected posting station or small settlement on King Street between Sapperton and Bourne" 
  5. ^ Holtom, Chris. "Stainfield". Hacconby and Stainfield Parish Council. Lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Ordnance survey of Great Britain (3 January 2006). Bourne & Heckington:Billingborough & Morton (Map). 1:25 000. OS Explorer (A1 ed.). Section 248. ISBN 9780319238110.
  7. ^ "Haconby and Stainfield parish council". Lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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