Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire

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Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck-water-tower-by-Graham-Horn.jpg
Water tower and bridge
Pinchbeck is located in Lincolnshire
Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck
 Pinchbeck shown within Lincolnshire
Population 5,153 [1]
OS grid reference TF240255
   – London 90 mi (140 km)  S
Civil parish Pinchbeck
District South Holland
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SPALDING
Postcode district PE11
Dialling code 01775
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Holland and The Deepings
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°48′53″N 0°09′38″W / 52.8147°N 0.1605°W / 52.8147; -0.1605

Pinchbeck is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north from the centre of Spalding.

Signpost in Pinchbeck

The name Pinchbeck is derived from either the Old English pinc+bece (Minnow Stream) or pinca+bece (Finch Ridge).[citation needed]

The Anglican village church is dedicated to Saint Mary, and is over 1,000 years old. It has a wide nave with mid-12th-century arches, and a 15th-century single hammer beam roof supported by large gilded angels carrying the heraldic escutcheons of the Pinchbeck family. The chancel is by restorer Herbert Butterfield.[2]

Village schools are Pinchbeck East C of E School Primary School and Pinchbeck West St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School.

Pinchbeck Marsh[edit]

Pinchbeck falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[3] The board maintains Pinchbeck Engine House, a museum which houses a drain engine, built to drain Pinchbeck Marsh in the early 19th century.

The marsh is also the location of the highest point in what was Parts of Holland an historic division of Lincolnshire. At only 8 metres above sea level, the high point at TF27872860 is the lowest of those listed for the historic counties and subdivisions in 1964. Visiting this lowest peak near Vernatt's Drain is of interest to participants in the sport of Hill bagging and Highpointing.[4]

A view across Pinchbeck Marsh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pinchbeck and Surfleet Ward Profile". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Thorold, Henry (1989). Lincolnshire Churches Revisted. p. 148. 
  3. ^ "Welland and Deepings IDB". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Pinchbeck Marsh

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