Whaplode

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Whaplode
UK Whaplode (Tulip).jpg
Village sign
Whaplode is located in Lincolnshire
Whaplode
Whaplode
 Whaplode shown within Lincolnshire
Population 3,323 (2001)
OS grid reference TF324243
   – 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
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°48′01″N 0°02′13″W / 52.800180°N 0.036984°W / 52.800180; -0.036984

Whaplode is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is just west of the Prime Meridian.

History[edit]

St Mary's Church, Whaplode

Because of the historical development of the area, other local places use 'Whaplode' as part of their name. When the parishes were originally laid out, a thousand or so years ago,[further explanation needed] in order to give each enough resources to provide a living, they were made long and narrow. In this way each parish had its share of marsh for pasture and perhaps salt making, Townland for arable farming, and fen for fowling, thatch and turf.[citation needed] As the wetlands were reclaimed other settlements were made in the newly inhabitable places and these needed to be distinguished from the main village.[citation needed] In Whaplode parish these outlying places are Whaplode St Catherine (TF3420) and Whaplode Drove (TF3113). The village used to have a railway station to the south of the village on the former Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.

Geography[edit]

Whaplode is situated on the A151 road. 2 miles (3 km) west from Holbeach and 4 miles (6 km) east from Spalding.

In old documents the village it is sometimes spelt "Whapload". The main village lies on the marine silt ridge, known as the Townlands, which rises between the former salt marsh and the former fen to be found around The Wash. This ridge follows the A151 road. Its neighbours on the Townlands are Holbeach and Moulton. Whaplode St Catherine is a hamlet in Whaplode parish.

Amenities[edit]

The village church is dedicated to Saint Mary. The village has a public house called the Lamb & Flag, situated on the A151 High Road. A Co-op store is part of a BP garage on the A151.

External links[edit]

Media related to Whaplode at Wikimedia Commons