Pointon

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Pointon
Millthorpe crossroads, Pointon, Lincs - geograph.org.uk - 215128.jpg
Millthorpe crossroads, Pointon
Pointon is located in Lincolnshire
Pointon
Pointon
 Pointon shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF117318
   – London 95 mi (153 km)  S
Civil parish Pointon and Sempringham
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG34
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°52′21″N 0°20′30″W / 52.872618°N 0.341646°W / 52.872618; -0.341646 Pointon is a small village situated 7 miles (11.3 km) north from Bourne, in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Pointon and Sempringham, which had a 2001 population of 507.[1] The majority of the parish's population live in Pointon.

Christchurch, Pointon

Pointon is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Pointon and Sempringham. Its parish church, dedicated to Saint Andrew, is in Sempringham. Dating from 1170, it is a Grade I listed building. It was restored and the chancel rebuilt in 1868-69 by Edward Browning.[2] Cox (1916) notes: "The parish church (St. Andrew) stands on hill 1 m. from its principal hamlet of Pointon".[3] In 1885, Kelly's noted Pointon as being in the then parish of Sempringham-cum-Pointon and Birthorpe, with its church of St Andrew "situated on an eminence, overlooking the Fen district, about half a mile from any residence now existing".[4]

Christchurch, in Pinfold Lane, Pointon, is a Chapel of Ease, erected in 1893 to support the work of the parish church. It is a tin tabernacle made from corrugated iron.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pointon and Sempringham". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "St Andrews Church, Pointon (1241280)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 266; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 619

External links[edit]

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