Hougham, Lincolnshire

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Hougham
All Saints' church, Hougham, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 70515.jpg
Church of All Saints, Hougham
Hougham is located in Lincolnshire
Hougham
Hougham
 Hougham shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK890444
   – 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 NG32
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°59′26″N 0°40′59″W / 52.990531°N 0.683022°W / 52.990531; -0.683022

Hougham (/ˈhɒfəm/) is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, 6 miles (10 km) north from Grantham.[1] The village of Marston, Lincolnshire is its closest neighbour, just under 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south.

History[edit]

A fair and market were both founded in 1330.[2]

The village once had its own railway station on the line between Grantham and Newark.

Community[edit]

Hougham church is dedicated to All Saints. It is built in Norman style, and contains a monument to Sir Hugh de Bussey, said[by whom?] to have been senior among the Knights Templar.

The ecclesiastical parish is also Hougham, part of The Barkston and Hough Group of the Loveden Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. As of 2014, the incumbent is Revd Alan Littlewood.[3]

The Manor House was built c.1620, on the site of a 13th-century manor of the De Bussey family. It has been extensively altered up to the 20th century. The original moat is still discernible.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hougham". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Letters, Samantha: "Lincolnshire - Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516" (2005). Retrieved 25 June 2010
  3. ^ "Hougham PCC". . Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 5 February 2014
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John: The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press, p. 580. ISBN 0300096208

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