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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
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF104339
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Civil parish
  • Billingborough
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSleaford
Postcode districtNG34
Dialling code01529
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°53′29″N 0°21′36″W / 52.891416°N 0.360056°W / 52.891416; -0.360056Coordinates: 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 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. Roger was a somewhat controversial figure, who fled to Ireland after being outlawed for his part in a private war with Sempringham Priory, but eventually received a royal pardon. Birthorpe later passed to the Deyncourt family.


  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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