Church of St Andrew, Billingborough
Billingborough shown within Lincolnshire
|Population||1,401 (Including Birthorpe. 2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||95 mi (153 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
Billingborough is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from Bourne and 10 miles south from Sleaford, and on the B1177 between Horbling and Pointon just south of the A52.
The name of the village comes from the post-Roman Billings tribe of invaders.
The village has a pre-school, a primary school 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. 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.
Billingborough amenities include a post office, which is also a convenience store, a small supermarket, and a fish and chip shop. Village public houses are the Fortescue Arms on High Street and the George and Dragon on Victoria Street.
The village Billingborough Horbling and Threekingham Cricket Club gained entry into the ECB Lincs Premier League in 2013.
- Richard Nauyokas, of Lads Army lives in the village
- Eric Houghton, Aston Villa and England footballer and Villa manager, was born in the village.
- Robert Gordon Latham, ethnologist and philologist was born in Billingborough in 1812
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- "Billingborough Parish Council".
- Historic England. "Ouseby (350961)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Historic England. "Birthorpe (351023)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (350971)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Historic England. "Billingborough and Horbling station (498482)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- "Billingborough Primary School".
- "St. George's Academy web site".
- "Billingborough P C C"., Diocese of Lincoln
- George and Dragon
- Lincolnshire ACF
- Richard Nauyokas Daily Mail feature article. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- "Eric Houghton"; Cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 14 April 2012