Carrington, Lincolnshire

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Church of Saint Paul, Carrington
Carrington is located in Lincolnshire
 Carrington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 554 (Including New Bolingbroke. 2011 Census)
OS grid reference TF310554
   – London 110 mi (180 km)  S
Civil parish Carrington
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
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Coordinates: 53°04′49″N 0°02′41″W / 53.080290°N 0.044675°W / 53.080290; -0.044675

Carrington is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from the market town of Boston.

The village was created a township in 1812 after the drainage of the West Fen in 1802, and became a civil parish in 1858.[1] The civil parish of Carrington also includes the village of New Bolingbroke, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north.[2] and the hamlet of Medlam. The parish has a population of 564 according to the 2001 Census,[3] reducing slightly to 554 at the 2011 Census.[4]

Carrington church is dedicated to St Paul, and was built of red brick in 1816 under the Fen Chapel Act (1816), with its chancel being added in 1872.[5] It is a Grade II listed building.[6]

Carrington's school, the Medlam School, was opened in February 1881 by the West Fen United District School Board which existed from 1879 to 1903. By the time of its closure in 1987 it was known as Carrington County Primary School. Children now attend school in nearby Stickney.[7]

Carrington Rally is an annual event which has taken place each spring for over 50 years, and is a steam and tractor show which supports local charities.[8]

Notable people[edit]

Carrington was the birthplace of William Macbride Childs, the son of the Revd William Linington Childs, vicar of Carrington, and first vice-chancellor of the University of Reading.[9]


  1. ^ "Carrington Tn/CP/PA". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Map of Carrington Tn/CP/PA". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Parish Headcounts, 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "St Paul, Carrington". A Church Near You. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Paul, Bolingbroke Road (1359721)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Carrington County Primary School". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Carrington Rally 2010", Retrieved 16 May 2011
  9. ^ Corley, T.A.B. "Childs, William Macbride (1869–1939), educationist". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 

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