Fillingham

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Fillingham
Fillingham Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1164459.jpg
Fillingham Castle
Fillingham is located in Lincolnshire
Fillingham
Fillingham
Location within Lincolnshire
Population242 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK947858
• London130 mi (210 km) S
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Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGainsborough
Postcode districtDN21
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53°21′39″N 0°34′42″W / 53.360925°N 0.57842°W / 53.360925; -0.57842Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 0°34′42″W / 53.360925°N 0.57842°W / 53.360925; -0.57842

Fillingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 9 miles (14.5 km) north from the city and county town of Lincoln, and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A15 road.

St Andrew's Church, Fillingham

Fillingham Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Andrew.[1] Originally a building in Early English and Decorated style, it was largely rebuilt in 1777 with a new chancel and tower. It was further restored in 1866.[2] The earliest element is a c.1200 round-headed doorway in the west transept.[3] In the churchyard is a cross, 30 feet (9 m) high, dedicated to Major Thomas N. Dalton, killed in the Battle of Inkerman in 1854.[3] John Wycliffe was rector of the village from 1361 to 1368.[2]

There is evidence of a Roman camp in the village and Anglo Saxon pottery has also been found. Archaeological excavations have also found evidence of an Anglo Saxon cemetery which may have been associated with a second church in the village.[4]

Fillingham Castle is a castellated mansion built in 1760 by Sir Cecil Wray.[2] A nearby stone manor house was built about a century before.[citation needed]

Fillingham Lake is one of the sources of the River Till, a small river whose lower reaches form the Fossdyke Navigation.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1359847)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 125; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ a b Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 392
  4. ^ "Fillingham Project overview - A Late Anglo-Saxon Cemetery in Lincolnshire", The University of Sheffield. Retrieved 28 July 2011

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