Dorrington, Lincolnshire

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Dorrington
Dorrington church - geograph.org.uk - 1744723.jpg
Church of SS James and John, Dorrington
Dorrington is located in Lincolnshire
Dorrington
Dorrington
Dorrington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 344 (2011)
OS grid reference TF080529
• London 110 mi (180 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LINCOLN
Postcode district LN4
Dialling code 01526
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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UK
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Lincolnshire
53°03′43″N 0°23′20″W / 53.062°N 0.389°W / 53.062; -0.389Coordinates: 53°03′43″N 0°23′20″W / 53.062°N 0.389°W / 53.062; -0.389

Dorrington is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1.2 miles (2 km) both south from Digby and north from Ruskington. It is to the east of the north-south B1188, which lies just within the parish boundaries. The nearest town is Sleaford, approximately 4 miles (6 km) to the south.

In the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 340,[1] increasing slightly to 344 at the 2011 census.[2]

Dorrington Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St James and St John.[3] It is mainly in Decorated style. On the sides of the east window are ogee canopied niches. The church tower previously held a spire. On the exterior of the east window is a sculpture of the Last Judgment.[4] The church is situated on the B1188 approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north-west from the village centre, overlooking the village.

Frank Whittle lodged at a house in the village while developing the jet engine at RAF Cranwell; the remains of this house lie near the church.[5] In the village are the remains of a Grade II listed Medieval ashlar cross.[4][6]

The Peterborough to Lincoln Line passes to the east of the village.[7] The village public house is the Musicians Arms on Main Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Dorrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James and St John (1254085)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 118; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ "Dorrington", Dorrington Parish Council. Retrieved 22 July 2011
  6. ^ Historic England. "Cross (1254204)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Corner Bridge", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2011

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