Faldingworth

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Faldingworth
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Church of All Saints, Faldingworth
Faldingworth is located in Lincolnshire
Faldingworth
Faldingworth
Faldingworth shown within Lincolnshire
Population 400 (2011)
OS grid reference TF058848
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°20′58″N 0°23′49″W / 53.349432°N 0.396984°W / 53.349432; -0.396984Coordinates: 53°20′58″N 0°23′49″W / 53.349432°N 0.396984°W / 53.349432; -0.396984

Faldingworth is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A46, and approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Market Rasen. Spridlington parish lies to the west, and Friesthorpe parish to the south-east. Faldingworth parish covers just over 2,500 acres (10 km2). The 2001 Census recorded a Faldingworth population of 253,[1] increasing to 400 at the 2011 census.[2]

Faldingworth Grade II listed Anglican church, dedicated to All Saints,[3] was renovated in 1814 and again 1891.[4] It seats 150 people. The Anglican parish dates from 1549, and is currently part of the Middle Rasen Group of parishes.[4] The village formerly had a Methodist chapel, though this has now closed.[4]

Faldingworth has a primary school serving the parishes of Faldingworth, Buslingthorpe, Newton, Freisthorpe and Snarford. A Council School was built in 1828, and was enlarged in 1876 and again in 1889.[4]

The village also has the Coach and Horses public house and a village hall; its post office and village shop have closed.[when?]

RAF Faldingworth was used by Bomber Command during the Second World War, and although the station closed in 1972 parts of the airfield still exist. This was a Polish base, and a memorial to those who flew and failed to return is on the old airfield. There is also a memorial window and some memorabilia in the church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Census Area Statistics - Area: Faldingworth (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1064141)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Kelly's Directory 1919, p. 176

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