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St. Andrew, Billingborough - - 119141.jpg
Church of St Andrew, Billingborough
Billingborough is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,401 (Including Birthorpe. 2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTF116342
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Civil parish
  • Billingborough
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG34
Dialling code01529
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°53′37″N 0°20′25″W / 52.893649°N 0.340233°W / 52.893649; -0.340233Coordinates: 52°53′37″N 0°20′25″W / 52.893649°N 0.340233°W / 52.893649; -0.340233

Billingborough is a village and civil parish[2] in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Bourne and 10 miles south of Sleaford, and on the B1177 between Horbling and Pointon just south of the A52.


The village is named after the post-Roman Billings tribe of invaders. The village was formerly served by the Billingboro and Horbling railway station.[3] The school name, Aveland, is taken from a pre-conquest Wapentake of that name, dating to 921. The Wapentake extended from Bourne to Threekingham. The area was populous in the Middle Ages, and included the lost village of Ouseby.[4] and shrunken village of Birthorpe.[5] St Andrew's Church dates to the 13th century and is in a mixture of Perpendicular Gothic and Decorated styles.[6]


Billingborough is positioned at the edge of The Fens. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,098 in 461 households.[7] By 2011 both figures had risen, to 1401 & 591 respectively.[1]

The village has a pre-school, a primary school[8] and Aveland High School, formerly a secondary modern school. In January 2010 the Aveland school merged with a Sleaford school to form St George's Academy.[9] The catchment area for the secondary school spans the boundary of North Kesteven and South Kesteven, with many pupils living just south of Sleaford. Most Lincolnshire school catchment areas do not span district boundaries.[original research?]

The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew. The ecclesiastical parish is part of The Billingborough Group in the Lafford Deanery, Diocese of Lincoln. At 2014, the priest-in-charge is Rev Anna Sorensen.[10]

Billingborough amenities include a post office, which is also a convenience store and a small supermarket. Village public house is the Fortescue Arms on High Street.[11] on Victoria Street. There is also an Army Cadet Force detachment next to the St Georges Academy site. It is part of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force [12] and wears the cap badge of the Royal Engineers. The village Billingborough Horbling and Threekingham Cricket Club gained entry into the ECB Lincs Premier League in 2013.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Billingborough". 2011 census. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Billingborough Parish Council".
  3. ^ Historic England. "Billingborough and Horbling station (498482)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Ouseby (350961)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Birthorpe (351023)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (350971)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Billingborough Primary School".
  9. ^ "St. George's Academy web site".
  10. ^ "Billingborough P C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011., Diocese of Lincoln
  11. ^ George and Dragon Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Lincolnshire ACF
  13. ^ Richard Nauyokas Daily Mail feature article. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  14. ^ "Eric Houghton"; Retrieved 14 April 2012

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