Bassingham

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Bassingham
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Bassingham
Bassingham is located in Lincolnshire
Bassingham
Bassingham
Bassingham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,425 (2011)
OS grid reference SK911599
• London 110 mi (180 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LINCOLN
Postcode district LN5
Dialling code 01522
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°07′46″N 0°38′20″W / 53.12939°N 0.63901°W / 53.12939; -0.63901Coordinates: 53°07′46″N 0°38′20″W / 53.12939°N 0.63901°W / 53.12939; -0.63901

Bassingham is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 1,425.[1] The village is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-west from the city and county town of Lincoln.

Bassingham is situated about midway between Newark-on-Trent and Lincoln. The parish is defined by the River Witham to the west, and the River Brant to the east (across Bassingham Fen). To the south-west is Carlton-le-Moorland.

A Ham class minesweeper, HMS Bassingham, was named after the village.[2]

The church of St. Michael and All Angels was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.[3] The church is in the Bassingham Group of seven churches.

In 1998 the church added a seventh bell: the ship’s bell from HMS Bassingham, presented by her former commander after she was decommissioned. It hangs in a mahogany bell hood in the north aisle and is rung to signal the start of Sunday worship.[citation needed]

Bassingham has two public houses, the Bugle Horn and the Five Bells, a primary school, and a Methodist chapel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "HMS Bassingham". The Witham Staple. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "St. Michael and All Angels Church, Bassingham". Withamside Churches. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

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