Scampton

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Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 0°34′36″W / 53.302210°N 0.57668°W / 53.302210; -0.57668

Scampton
St.John the Baptist's church, Scampton, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 89178.jpg
Church of St John the Baptist, Scampton
Scampton is located in Lincolnshire
Scampton
Scampton
 Scampton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 825 (2001)
OS grid reference SK949793
    - London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LN1
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Scampton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) north from Lincoln, 10 miles (16.1 km) south-east from Gainsborough, and west from the A15 road.

The Dambusters Inn

In the civil parish, between the village and the A15, is RAF Scampton. The airfield first opened in 1916 as Home Defence Flight Station Brattleby, becoming Scampton the following year, and then closing in 1919; it re-opened in 1936 as RAF Scampton.[1]

The Dambusters Inn on High Street contains RAF and Second World War memorabilia.[2]

Scampton church of St John the Baptist is mainly 18th-century with parts from the 17th century. In its churchyard are buried many war dead, British Commonwealth and German.[3]

The village school is Scampton Church of England Primary School, which dates from 1870.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAF Scampton". Mysteriousbritain.co.uk. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dambusters pub back in business"; Thisislincolnshire.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2012
  3. ^ "Commonwealth War Graves Commission"; Commonwealth War Graves www.cwgc.org retrieved 18 April 2013

External links[edit]

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