Toft, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°44′32″N 0°24′54″W / 52.7423°N 0.4151°W / 52.7423; -0.4151

Toft
Cornfield, behind hedgerow and two wooden 5-bar gates. The wheat is suffused with poppies. The picture is framed by tall tees in the hedgerow on either side of the gate, and woodland beyond the field. A blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds looks over everything.
Field in Toft
Tunnel mouth and retaining walls in blue engineering brick, surrounded by trees and vegetation. The dark entrance is blocked by a fence of vertical metal palings with pointed tops.
Eastern portal of Toft Tunnel[1]
Toft is located in Lincolnshire
Toft
Toft
 Toft shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF069172
    - London 90 mi (140 km)  S
Civil parish Toft with Lound and Manthorpe
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bourne
Postcode district PE10
Dialling code 01778
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
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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.[2]

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[3]

Toft Hotel Golf Course is on the southern edge of the village. The East Glen river flows through the village, also to the south.

The north of the parish includes the Deserted medieval village of Bowthorpe, now a single farm, which gives its name to the Bowthorpe Oak.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Squires, Stewart; Hollamby, Ken, eds. (2009). Building a Railway: Bourne to Saxby. Lincoln Record Society. ISBN 978-0-9015038-62. 
  2. ^ "Toft cum Lound and Manthorpe". Lincolnshire Parish Councils | South Kesteven. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Jonathan (1997). "A short history of Toft Tunnel". LWT Nature Reserves. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Bowthorpe (348176). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 May 2013.

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