Bassingham

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Bassingham
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Bassingham
Bassingham is located in Lincolnshire
Bassingham
Bassingham
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,425 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK911599
• London110 mi (180 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLINCOLN
Postcode districtLN5
Dialling code01522
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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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