Field in Toft
Eastern portal of Toft Tunnel
Toft shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||90 mi (140 km) S|
|Civil parish||Toft with Lound and Manthorpe|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
Toft is a small village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south-west from Bourne on the A6121. Toft is part of the civil parish of Toft with Lound and Manthorpe.
The village gave its name to the Toft Tunnel on the former Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (closed in 1959), which ran about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north. This was the only tunnel on that railway, which ran for the most part over the Fens. The tunnel is actually in Lound, though still in the parish. It is now managed as a nature reserve
Toft Hotel Golf Course is on the southern edge of the village. The East Glen river flows through the village, also to the south.
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