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A green picture.  Grassy field margins in the immediate foreground, and behind a vigorously-leafed field of beet, a slightly darker green.  On the horizon is  a cluster of modern barns, and a modern farmhouse with an older building on the left.  Above them all is a sky mostly dark with cumulus clouds, with the palest patch of blue above our heads.
Manor farm, Birthorpe.
Birthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
 Birthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF104339
   – London 95 mi (153 km)  S
Civil parish Billingborough
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sleaford
Postcode district NG34
Dialling code 01529
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
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Coordinates: 52°53′29″N 0°21′36″W / 52.891416°N 0.360056°W / 52.891416; -0.360056

Birthorpe is a small hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated less than 1 mile (2 km) west from Billingborough (where the population is included) and the B1177 Pointon Road, and 2 miles (3 km) east from Folkingham.

Birthorpe is regarded as a shrunken medieval village.[1] The Manor House and farm house are listed buildings.[2][3]

There was a substantial manor here well before 1300: the family who owned it took their name from the village.[4] The most notable family member was Roger de Birthorpe (died c.1345), who had a distinguished career as a judge in Ireland, becoming Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer in 1327; but he was also a somewhat controversial figure, who originally fled to Ireland after being outlawed for his part in a private war with Sempringham Priory.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 351023". PastScape. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Manor House  (Grade II) (1164733)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Lodge Farm  (Grade II) (1360120)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Ball, Francis Elrington; The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921, London, John Murray (1926). Reprint: Lawbook Exchange (2005). ISBN 1584774282

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