East Stockwith

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East Stockwith
St Peter, East Stockwith - geograph.org.uk - 431650.jpg
St Peter's Church
East Stockwith is located in Lincolnshire
East Stockwith
East Stockwith
Location within Lincolnshire
Population314 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSK795945
• London135 mi (217 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGAINSBOROUGH
Postcode districtDN21
Dialling code01427
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Gainsborough
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°26′29″N 0°48′08″W / 53.441455°N 0.802247°W / 53.441455; -0.802247Coordinates: 53°26′29″N 0°48′08″W / 53.441455°N 0.802247°W / 53.441455; -0.802247

East Stockwith is a village within the civil parish of East Stockwith, in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the River Trent, 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Gainsborough. The River Trent Aegir, a tidal bore, reaches the village. In 2001 it had a total resident population of 209,[1] increasing to 314 at the 2011 census.[2]

The hamlet and former civil parish of Walkerith, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south, is within East Stockwith parish.[3]

Opposite East Stockwith on the River Trent is West Stockwith, a large village within the county boundaries of Nottinghamshire. The two villages were once connected by a ferry which stopped in 1953.[4]

The village contains a church, a pub, The Ferry House, and two large arable farms growing mainly wheat and potatoes. The nearest town with schools and shops is Gainsborough. Local leisure activities include angling on the Trent, particularly for eels, and horse riding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Stockwith CP (Parish) Census 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Walkerith". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "East Stockwith". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 7 April 2013.

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