Barholm

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Barholm
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Church at Barholm
Barholm is located in Lincolnshire
Barholm
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Barholm shown within Lincolnshire
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52°40′N 0°23′W / 52.67°N 00.38°W / 52.67; -00.38Coordinates: 52°40′N 0°23′W / 52.67°N 00.38°W / 52.67; -00.38

Barholm /ˈbærəm/[1] is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is 2 miles (3 km) west from the A15 road, and 6 miles (10 km) south from Bourne.

Barholm is first recorded as "Berc(a)ham" in 1086; the name is from Old English beorg + hām or hamm and means "homestead or enclosure on a hill."[2]

Hereward (later known as Hereward the Wake) owned land in Barholm and the nearby village of Stow in the period before the Norman conquest in 1066.[citation needed]

The church received a new tower during the English Civil War and an inscription reads:

"Was ever such a thing
Since the Creation?
A new steeple built
In the time of vexation."

Local Government[edit]

Barholm is run through a Parish Meeting of its residents rather than a Parish Council, two District Councillors who represent Casewick Ward on South Kesteven District Council and a County Councillor representing Deepings West & Rural Division on Lincolnshire County Council. The current District Councillors elected in May 2011 and re-elected in 2015 are Kelham Cooke (Con) and Rosemary Trollope-Bellew (Con). The Lincolnshire County Councillor elected in 2017 is Rosemary Trollope-Bellew (Con).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, G.M., BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names, Oxford University Press (1971), p. 11.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. (1998), p. 24.

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