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
Population400 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF058848
• London130 mi (210 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast 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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