Cammeringham

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Cammeringham
St.Michael's church, Cammeringham, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 64917.jpg
Church of St Michael, Cammeringham
Cammeringham is located in Lincolnshire
Cammeringham
Cammeringham
Cammeringham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 127 (2011)
OS grid reference SK948821
• London 120 mi (190 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN1
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°19′40″N 0°34′40″W / 53.327885°N 0.57775°W / 53.327885; -0.57775Coordinates: 53°19′40″N 0°34′40″W / 53.327885°N 0.57775°W / 53.327885; -0.57775

Cammeringham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) north from the city and county town of Lincoln, and just off the A15 road near RAF Scampton. According to the 2001 Census the village had a population of 123, increasing slightly to 127 at the 2011 census.[1]

Cammeringham Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Michael.[2] St Michael's is a remnant of a much larger church; arches from the earlier building are embedded into its aisle wall, and the west doorway has a pre-Conquest knotwork sill. The graveyard holds ancient graves hollowed out of the rock.[3]

Within the parish was the Praemonstratensian Cammeringham Priory, founded by Richard de Haya about 1160 as an alien cell to the Abbey of Blanchelande in Normandy. The priory and its rights was sold in 1396 to the Cistercian Abbot of Hulton in Staffordshire.[3]

John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who died in 1380, is recorded as owning a manor at Cammeringham.

RAF Ingham was renamed RAF Cammeringham in 1944. The airfield is now disused and derelict.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael and All Angels (1063342)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 94; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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