Deeping St James
|Deeping St James|
Signpost in Deeping St James
Deeping St James shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||80 mi (130 km) S|
|Civil parish||Deeping St James|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||South Holland and The Deepings|
Based around a now lost 12th-century Benedictine Priory, destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Grade I listed Anglican church of St James is the largest church in the Deepings. It is a mixture of Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles, with a tower and spire added in 1717. The stones from the priory were used to build various 17th-century buildings in the area.
Although the separate cut for the Stamford Canal did not start until upstream of Market Deeping, Briggin's lock (or the Deeping High lock) was an important part of the Welland Navigation, and is still in place but is not navigable.
Deeping St James lies 1 mile (1.6 km) east from Market Deeping, to which it is conjoined, and on the River Welland, at the centre of rich sedimentary agricultural land on the B1166 and B1162 roads. With a population of 6,923 in 2,837 households, it is the largest of The Deepings parishes. It falls within the drainage basin of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.
The parish church of St James is part of the Elloe West Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. The 2013 incumbent is The Reverend Sonia Marshall. There is also the Catholic church of Our Lady and St Guthlac, and a Methodist and two Baptist chapels. With St Guthlac's church in Market Deeping, these comprise the Churches Together in Deeping group.
The Deepings School, the main secondary school for the Deepings area, is located next to the Deeping St James Leisure Centre.
The village has three public houses, Chinese restaurants and takeaways, a pizza restaurant, garage, home care provider, bakery/tea room, a garden railway specialist, and three computer systems companies.
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