Wellingore

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Wellingore
All Saints' Church, Wellingore - geograph.org.uk - 994140.jpg
All Saints' Church, Wellingore
Wellingore is located in Lincolnshire
Wellingore
Wellingore
 Wellingore shown within Lincolnshire
Population 719 (2001)
OS grid reference SK983567
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LINCOLN
Postcode district LN5
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham (UK Parliament constituency)
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°05′56″N 0°32′00″W / 53.098857°N 0.533291°W / 53.098857; -0.533291

Wellingore is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A607 road, approximately 12 miles (19 km) south from Lincoln. It conjoins the village of Navenby to the north.

The Viking Way traverses through the village, passing from the side of the cliff edge to Ermine Street.

In 1801 there was a resident population of 559, which peaked to 943 in 1861. In the 1971 Census there were 618 people recorded.[citation needed]

The largest building in Wellingore is Wellingore Hall. Village public houses are the Marquis of Granby and the Red Lion Inn, both on High Street. The church is dedicated to All Saints, and is on the side of the Lincoln Cliff escarpment.

RAF Wellingore opened in 1935 and operated for ten years until it was decommissioned in 1945. It originally opened in 1917 as RFC Wellingore Heath. The control tower was demolished, but several pillboxes and the Battle HQ building still exist.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAF Wellingore airfield"; Controltowers.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2012

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