Thornton le Fen

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Thornton Le Fen
Gipsey Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 463259.jpg
Gipsey Bridge
Thornton Le Fen is located in Lincolnshire
Thornton Le Fen
Thornton Le Fen
 Thornton Le Fen shown within Lincolnshire
Population 345 
OS grid reference TF280499
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°01′54″N 0°05′34″W / 53.031615°N 0.092694°W / 53.031615; -0.092694

Thornton Le Fen is a small civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north from the town of Boston.

Thornton Le Fen lies in Wildmore Fen, created in 1812 after the fen was drained in 1802.[1] It is mostly farmland with a population of 345,[2] and contains the hamlets of Bunkers Hill and Gipsey Bridge.[3]

Gipsey Bridge School was built in 1859 and was taken over by the Wildmore Fen United District School Board in 1879, when it was renamed the Gipsey Bridge Board School, until the Board was abolished in 1903.[4][not in citation given] Following this it was known as Thornton Le Fen Council School, Thornton Le Fen County School, and Gipsey Bridge County Primary School, before it took its present name, Gipsey Bridge Primary School, in 1999.[5][not in citation given]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Pishey (1856). The History and Antiquities of Boston. p. 641. 
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wildmore (Thornton le Fen)". Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wildmore Fen United District School Board". Lincolnshire Archives - English Heritage. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gipsey Bridge Primary School". Lincolnshire Archives/English Heritage. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 

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