Norton Disney

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Coordinates: 53°07′13″N 0°40′46″W / 53.1204°N 0.6795°W / 53.1204; -0.6795

Norton Disney
St.Peter's church, Norton Disney, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 57416.jpg
St Peter's Church, Norton Disney
Norton Disney is located in Lincolnshire
Norton Disney
Norton Disney
 Norton Disney shown within Lincolnshire
Population 244 (Parish)
OS grid reference SK8859
    - 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 LN6
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
List of places
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England
Lincolnshire

Norton Disney is a small village and civil parish on the western boundary of the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies midway between Lincoln and Newark, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south-east of the A46.

Norton Disney is the seat of the Disney family, the name an Anglicised version of the original French surname d'Isigny, of Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy, from whom film producer Walt Disney's family might be descended.[1]

The Village has one public house, The Green Man, which was formerly the St Vincent Arms.

History[edit]

There is a commemorative brass in the medieval church of St Michael commemorating three generations of the d’Iseni or Disney family, made about 1580. In the bottom panel is an inscription reading:

The lyfe, conversacion and Service, of the first above named William Disney and of Richard Disney his sonne were comendable amongest ther Neighbours trewe and fathefull to ther Prince and cuntre & acceptable Thallmighty of whom the truth they are received to Salvation accordinge to the Stedfast faythe which they had in & throughe the mercy and merit of Christ our savior Thees thuthes are thus sett forthe that in all ages God maybe thankfully Glorified for thes and suche lyke his gracius benifites.

Two mosaic floors were found when excavating a Roman villa in the parish. The site was near to the Roman town of Brough or Crocoalana, on the Fosse Way, just over the border in Nottinghamshire.[citation needed]

During the Second World War, RAF Station Swinderby (later renamed RAF Station Norton Disney) was home to No 93 Maintenance Unit (No 93 MU) from Aug 1939 until 1958.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncle Walt's lost ancestors - The Independent newspaper, 1997

External links[edit]

Media related to Norton Disney at Wikimedia Commons