Uffington, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°39′22″N 0°25′49″W / 52.656138°N 0.430162°W / 52.656138; -0.430162

Uffington
St. Michael and All Angels, Uffington - geograph.org.uk - 120674.jpg
St Michael and All Angels' Church, Uffington
Uffington is located in Lincolnshire
Uffington
Uffington
 Uffington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 676 (2001)
OS grid reference TF062076
    - London 85 mi (137 km)  S
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STAMFORD
Postcode district PE9
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
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Lincolnshire

Uffington is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated in the valley of the River Welland, between Stamford and The Deepings.

Government[edit]

Signpost in Uffington

Uffington is served by a parish council, two District Councillors and a County Councillor. The current district councillors elected in May 2011 are Kelham Cooke (Con) and Rosemary Woolley (Con)

Geography[edit]

The village lies 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Stamford on the A16 where the low Jurassic clay and cornbrash ridge on which it stands lies 100 feet (30 m) or so above the level of The Fens. Uffington Park, the grounds of a country house demolished by fire in 1904, lies between the village and the river. Subsidiary buildings of Uffington House remain.

Community[edit]

For the last[when?] 10 years the village has held a Scarecrow Adventure trail where visitors participate in early May Bank Holiday festivities and search for scarecrows around the village.

The parish church is dedicated to St Michael & All Angels, and is in the Uffington Group of churches that also includes Tallington, Barholm, West Deeping Wilsthorpe, Braceborough and Greatford. On the west side of the village is an Indian restaurant, and on the Market Deeping side, the Ye Olde Bertie Arms public house on Bertie Lane.

Until 1961 the village was served by Uffington and Barnack railway station. Today the village is served by Delaine buses on the Stamford to Market Deeping route.

Lost village[edit]

To the north-east is Casewick Hall. This is the location of a Deserted Medieval Village mentioned as "Casuic" in the Domesday survey, and as "Casewick" in a tax list of 1334. By 1816 only Casewick Hall and one other house had survived.[1]

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External links[edit]

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