Weston, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°48′23″N 0°05′13″W / 52.806345°N 0.08694°W / 52.806345; -0.08694

Weston
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St Mary's Church, Weston
Weston is located in Lincolnshire
Weston
Weston
 Weston shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,853 (2001)
OS grid reference TF290249
    - London 90 mi (140 km)  S
District South Holland
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Spalding
Postcode district PE12
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Holland and The Deepings (UK Parliament constituency)
List of places
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Lincolnshire

Weston is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east from the town of Spalding. The Civil Parish also includes Weston Hills.[1]

History[edit]

There is evidence of a Romano-British settlement which consists of earthworks and pottery dating from the 1st to 2nd centuries AD.[2]

The name is from the Old English West+tun, or "West Village". It is written as "Westune" in the Domesday Book.[3]

Weston railway station on the Spalding and Norwich Railway opened in 1858 and closed in 1959.[4]

The deserted medieval village of Wykeham was once the site of Wykeham Hall, the country residence of the prior of Spalding. All that is left today are earthworks and the ruined chapel of Saint Nicholas.[5]

Church[edit]

The ecclesiastical parish is Weston St Mary[6] It is one of the three parishes in the relatively small Cowbit group of the Deanery of West Elloe, in the Diocese of Lincoln. The parish is called Weston St Mary to differentiate it from the adjacent Weston Hills, also in the Cowbit group. The third parish is Cowbit itself.[7]

The limestone parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Mary and dates from 1170. It was restored by George Gilbert Scott between 1858 and 1867, and by J. L. Pearson 1885-56. It has a 15th-century west tower, and the font dates from 1200.[8] The lychgate is a Grade II listed war memorial erected in 1918 of red brick and wood.[9] The churchyard cross is also Grade II listed and a scheduled monument, being medieval in origin with modern additions.[10]

The entrance to Baytree Nurseries, largest employer in Weston

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish details". South Holland district council. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Romano-British settlement (352152). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ A. D. Mills (30 November 1991). A Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198691563. 
  4. ^ Weston railway station (507105). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  5. ^ Wykeham chapel of St Nicholas and Wykeham Hall (352309). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Eclesiastical parish map". www.achurchnearyou.com, Church of England. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Eclesiastical parish details". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  8. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary, Weston (1064475)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Lychgate at St Marys (1147551)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  10. ^ English Heritage. "Churchyard cross, St Marys (1013529)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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