Roughton, Lincolnshire

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Roughton
St.Margaret's church, Roughton, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 95372.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Roughton
Roughton is located in Lincolnshire
Roughton
Roughton
 Roughton shown within Lincolnshire
Area  14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)
Population 644 (Census 2011)
   – density  46 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF241647
   – London 105 mi (169 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodhall Spa
Postcode district LN10
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°09′55″N 0°08′42″W / 53.165390°N 0.14493°W / 53.165390; -0.14493

Roughton /ˈrtən/ is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Its population was 644 in 2011.

The village lies approximately 5 miles (8 km) south from Horncastle and near the hamlets of Thornton and Kirkby-on-Bain. Since 1936 the hamlets of Dalderby and Martin have been part of Roughton civil parish.[1]

In the 1086 Domesday Book, Roughton is noted with 11 households, with Lord of the Manor as King William I.[2]

The parish church dates from the 13th century, and is dedicated to Saint Margaret. Built of a "patchwork" of greenstone, limestone and red brick, its construction includes elements from 12th-century Norman to 17th-century brick. It is a Grade II* listed building.[3] The base of a medieval stone cross is in the churchyard; it is both Grade II listed and designated as an ancient scheduled monument.[4][5]

Roughton Hall is a Grade II* listed building dating from the mid-18th century.[6]

A primary school in Roughton served the village and the nearby hamlets of Haltham, Dalderby and Martin. It closed in December 1946 following a decline of population.[7]

Roughton Moor Wood is a conservation area consisting of semi-natural woodland; it is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vision of Britain". Roughton Civil Parish. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Domesday Map". Roughton. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "British Listed Buildings". St Margarets Church, Roughton. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pastscape". Roughton. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ancient Monuments". Roughton. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Roughton Hall. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Roughton School. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Roughton Moor Wood". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

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