Wootton, North Lincolnshire

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Wootton
Wootton - St. Andrew's Church - geograph.org.uk - 158422.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Wootton
Wootton is located in Lincolnshire
Wootton
Wootton
 Wootton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 492 (2001)
OS grid reference TA090162
   – London 145 mi (233 km)  S
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN39
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°37′52″N 0°21′08″W / 53.631074°N 0.352306°W / 53.631074; -0.352306

Wootton is a small village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) south-east from Barton-upon-Humber, 7 miles (11 km) north-east from Brigg and 3 miles (5 km) north from Humberside Airport.

History[edit]

A large mound, locally known as Galley Hill, has been designated a Scheduled monument as it is believed to be a Bronze Age Round barrow dating from 2600 to 700 B.C.[1]

Wootton is an Anglo-Saxon settlement and is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Udetune".[2] Inhabited by 8 villagers, 7 smallholders and 71 freemen, in over 40 households, it was considered 'very large'.[3] The lordship of the manor was jointly held by Odo of Bayeux, a half-brother of William the Conqueror and Ralph de Mortimer, with Mortimer the tenant-in-chief.[3]

The Anglo-Saxon church of St Andrew is constructed of stone in Early English style, and was restored in 1851.[4]

To the North of the village is the Grade II* listed Wootton Hall which was built in 1796 for John Uppleby.[4][5] Surrounding structures including a house (formerly one of a pair),[6] a barn,[7] the hall gates,[8] and stables and other outbuildings, [9] are also Grade II listed with English Heritage.

There was a village windmill on Green Lane, but it was demolished in the mid-20th century.

Community[edit]

The 2001 Census recorded 492 residents in the parish of Wootton, inhabiting 216 properties.[10]

The village is surrounded by arable land and has retained its character as a result of its designation as a "limited growth settlement" by North Lincolnshire Council. It is known locally for its large pond,[4] which lies at the eastern end of the village. Whilst there is no longer a village shop or post office, there is a village hall, a small primary school,[11] and a public house – the Nags Head. The village water pump has recently been restored and is located on High Street.

Wootton came second in the Campaign to Protect Rural England's 2009 Best Kept Village competition.[12]

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