Gedney Broadgate

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Gedney Broadgate
Hunt's Gate, Gedney Broadgate - - 619781.jpg
Hunts gate, view toward Harford gate
Gedney Broadgate is located in Lincolnshire
Gedney Broadgate
Gedney Broadgate
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF404223
• London90 mi (140 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE12
Dialling code01406
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°46′50″N 0°04′52″E / 52.780547°N 0.081014156°E / 52.780547; 0.081014156Coordinates: 52°46′50″N 0°04′52″E / 52.780547°N 0.081014156°E / 52.780547; 0.081014156

Gedney Broadgate is a hamlet in the civil parish of Gedney and the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated west from the A17 road, 1 mile (1.6 km) south from Gedney, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west from Long Sutton. It includes the area known as Harford Gate.

Looking towards Harford Gate, Gedney Broadgate

Gedney Bargate was established after the Norman Conquest at the end of the 11th century.[1] At Gedney Bargate was the start point of the earliest medieval post-conquest fen dyke (sea defence bank), being mentioned in a 1226-27 charter.[2]

By 1839 there existed a Baptist chapel in the hamlet,[3] which closed in 1986.[4] Pevsner mentions the 1839 chapel and the existence of "a couple of 18th-century cottages, one still thatched," and Broadgate House, dated 1824.[5] The thatched cottage, at Harford Gate, is a mid-18th-century rendered red-brick Grade II listed building.[6] A further Grade II listed building is the mid-18th-century red-brick Pulvertoft Hall at Harford Gate.[7]

The drainage of land around Gedney Broadgate is now the responsibility of the South Holland Internal Drainage Board,[8] Part of the Water Management Alliance, formerly known as the King’s Lynn Consortium of Internal Drainage Boards.[9]


  1. ^ Wagret, Paul; Polderlands, p. 33, Methuen (1968). ISBN 0416427006
  2. ^ Hallam, Herbert, Enoch; Settlement and Society. A Study of the Early Agrarian History of South Lincolnshire, p. 18. Cambridge University Press (1965)
  3. ^ Robinson, W. (2012) [Original publication 1842]. The General Baptist Repository and Missionary Observer. 4 (reprint ed.). Nabu (reprinter). p. 164. ISBN 9781276287524.
  4. ^ "Biography of Joyce Waterfall". Lincolnshire county council. 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013. (mentions chapel closure)
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire Volume 27, p. 230 (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press ISBN 0300096208
  6. ^ Historic England. "The Thatched Cottage (1064579)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Pulvertoft Hall (1359234)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  8. ^ "South Holland Internal Drainage District: Index map" (PDF). Water Management Alliance. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  9. ^ "South Holland IDB web presence". Water Management Alliance. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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