Westborough and Dry Doddington

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Westborough and Dry Doddington
Road between Westborough and Dry Doddington - geograph.org.uk - 302052.jpg
Road between Westborough and Dry Doddington, with Dry Doddington church in the distance
Westborough and Dry Doddington is located in Lincolnshire
Westborough and Dry Doddington
Westborough and Dry Doddington
 Westborough and Dry Doddington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 335 [1]
OS grid reference SK850466
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newark
Postcode district NG23
Dialling code 01400
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°00′40″N 0°44′02″W / 53.011°N 0.734°W / 53.011; -0.734

Westborough and Dry Doddington is a civil parish in the north-west of South Kesteven in the county of Lincolnshire.[2]

Geography[edit]

It comprises the two villages of Westborough and Dry Doddington, to the north. The parish is mostly between Long Bennington and the East Coast Main Line.

To the west, the parish follows the River Witham next to Long Bennington parish then follows the east side of the A1, crossing Doddington Lane. Passing through Holmes Farm it reaches the Nottinghamshire boundary a few hundred metres east of Shire Bridge on the A1. The parish boundary, with Balderton, becomes the county and South Kesteven boundary for around three hundred metres, then follows a hedge south-east to the south of Claypole Mill Farm, where it crosses the River Witham. It crosses the road to Claypole and at Long Plantation near a mobile phone mast it crosses the East Coast Main Line. To the north-east of Littlegates Farm it follows a drain southwards to north of where it crosses the ECML. It follows a drain to the south-west on the eastern edge of the NG23 postcode. It follows the drain southwards from here for two hundred metres to the River Witham which it follows to Long Bennington, being crossed twice by the Viking Way at Westborough and Long Bennington.[3]

History[edit]

The parish began as the religious parish of All Saints at Westborough, with a chapel at Dry Doddington. The division between the two religious parishes follows Doddington Lane to the A1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Parish council". Parishes in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Ordnance survey of Great Britain (07 April 2006). Newark-on-Trent:Retford, Southwell & Saxilby (Map). 1:25 000. OS Explorer (A1 ed.). Section 271. ISBN 9780319238196.

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