Harmston

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Coordinates: 53°08′57″N 0°32′45″W / 53.1492°N 0.5457°W / 53.1492; -0.5457

Harmston
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All Saints' Church, Harmston
Harmston is located in Lincolnshire
Harmston
Harmston
 Harmston shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK9762
    - London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN5
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
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Lincolnshire

Harmston is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated just west off the A607, and 5 miles (8 km) south from the city and county town of Lincoln. It sits on the Lincoln Cliff overlooking the River Witham valley.

History[edit]

The village is a documented settlement in the Domesday Book. The site of a toft, a settlement of small and relatively closely packed farms, lies towards the western end of Chapel Lane.[citation needed]

Harmston Hall was built as a manor house in 1710 for Sir Charles Thorold, and in 1719 was the home of Sir George Thorold, Lord Mayor of London. In 1930 it became part of a mental health hospital complex, and functioned as the headquarters for the Lincolnshire Joint Board for Mental Defectives. The hospital closed in 1990, the site being redeveloped as a private residence.[citation needed]

Harmston remained a small village until the mid-1990s when the new owner of Harmston Hall, a local property developer, made plans for a housing development at the southern perimeter of the village on the former hospital site. The new housing estate, completed in 2006, brought in new people and has transformed Harmston from an agricultural to a mainly commuter village for workers in nearby Lincoln.[citation needed]

Community[edit]

Harmston Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The village public house, The Thorold Arms, is situated close to the church.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Harmston at Wikimedia Commons