Tallington

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Coordinates: 52°39′36″N 0°22′59″W / 52.66°N 0.38315°W / 52.66; -0.38315

Tallington
Tallington parish church, Lincs - geograph.org.uk - 94757.jpg
St Lawrence' Church in December 2005
Tallington is located in Lincolnshire
Tallington
Tallington
 Tallington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 406 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TF094081
    - London 80 mi (130 km)  S
Civil parish Tallington
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STAMFORD
Postcode district PE9
Dialling code 01780
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Tallington is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 4 miles (6 km) east from Stamford and 8 miles (13 km) north-east from the centre of Peterborough. The village has around 200 houses.

Geography[edit]

Waterskiing on Tallington Lakes

Tallington is located on the main A1175 road (formerly the A16) (for Market Deeping) which runs between Stamford and Spalding. To the west is Uffington. Tallington has a busy level crossing over the East Coast Main Line. There was once a Tallington railway station, but it is now closed. Since the 1930s there has been a plan for a Tallington bypass and bridge over the railway[citation needed]; even though the village ended up making concrete bridges for many UK motorways (including much of the Yorkshire section of the M62), there has never been a bridge made for the village. Dow Mac even offered to donate a bridge to the village.

From the East Coast Main Line south-east of the village, the parish boundary follows the River Welland to the west, it meets Uffington and crosses the A16 a half-mile west of the village at the point where the pylons cross the road, then skirts the edge of Casewick Park. It crosses the ECML a half-mile north of the village, and meets Barholm and Stowe. It skirts the northern edge of Barholm Lodge, across the north section of Tallington Lakes and meets West Deeping at King Street. It follows King Street southwards to the A16, which it follows to the west, around the western edge of West Deeping, to the River Welland, north of Lolham Mill, where it meets the City of Peterborough and the parish of Bainton.

Governance[edit]

Tallington is currently served by a Parish Council and two District Councillors and a County Councillor. The two currently[when?] elected District Councillors are Kelham Cooke (Con) and Rosemary Woolley (Con).[citation needed]

Community[edit]

At the Tallington Lakes Leisure Park, made from gravel pits, is a dry ski slope and water activities with a campsite. The parish church is dedicated to St Lawrence and is in the Uffington Group of churches. The village public house is the Whistle Stop next to the railway, formerly known as the Kesteven Arms. The village station closed in 1959. The River Welland passes across the south of the village. The Lincolnshire county boundary is 100 yards (91 m) to the south.

Dow-Mac[edit]

East Coast Main Line looking north, with the former Dow-Mac works on the right

Tallington Lakes are situated directly east of the former Dow-Mac concrete works, and are formed from its gravel pits. Dow-Mac, on Barholm Road, was formed by Harry Dowsett, who lived in Greatford Hall, in 1943 as Dowsett Engineering Construction, later working with Mackay. It made concrete railway sleepers during the war, and later motorway concrete pillars and beams. Prestressed concrete was first made by Dow Mac (Products) Ltd in Tallington.[citation needed]

The site is now known as Tarmac Precast Concrete.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tallington at Wikimedia Commons

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