Gedney Drove End

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Gedney Drove End
B1359 in Gedney Drove End (geograph 3568688).jpg
B1359 road into Gedney Drove End
Gedney Drove End is located in Lincolnshire
Gedney Drove End
Gedney Drove End
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF463293
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE12
Dialling code01406
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°50′29″N 0°10′17″E / 52.8414°N 0.171350°E / 52.8414; 0.171350Coordinates: 52°50′29″N 0°10′17″E / 52.8414°N 0.171350°E / 52.8414; 0.171350

Gedney Drove End is a village in the civil parish of Gedney and the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is 40 miles (64 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln, and 12 miles (20 km) from both Boston at the north-west and King's Lynn at the south-east.

Gedney Drove End is within Gedney Marsh, 5 miles (8 km) north-east from the parish village of Gedney, and 1 mile (1.6 km) from the south-west shore of The Wash estuary. The village is centred where Marsh Road runs into Dawsmere Road at the junction with Main Road, the B1359 road which runs from the village to Long Sutton. There are two public houses, 'The Rising Sun' on Marsh Road and 'The Wildfowler on the Wash' on Main Road; also on Main Road is Gedney Drove Primary School. The village hall, which is shared with the neighbouring hamlet of Dawsmere, is on Dawsmere Road.[1][2]

At the west of Gedney Drove End, separated by fields and at the centre of a farm, is Norfolk House, a Grade II listed red brick house dating to the early 19th century.[3] At the north of the village, on the bank of The Wash is an infantry blockhouse from the Second World War.[4] Further south-east off Marsh Road is a "Type 23 three-bay concrete anti-aircraft pillbox".[5] At the centre of the village is evidence of Gedney Drove End post-medieval settlement, and the extant Methodist chapel dating to 1885.[6][7] To the north of the village centre is the site of a former corn tower mill, non-existent by 1953.[8][9]

Gedney Drove was made an ecclesiastical district in 1855, and from then until 1870 services were held in the village schoolroom until the church at Dawsmere was built. Sunday afternoon services were held at a mission house in the village. In 1872 the Primitive Methodist Chapel was recorded. Occupations and trades at the time included a schoolmistress, eleven farmers, two coal dealers, a miller & baker, a further baker who was also the post master, a shoemaker, two carpenters, one of whom was also a wheelwright, a blacksmith, a grocer & draper, a boatman coastguard, the occupant of a beerhouse, and the licensed victualler of The Wheatsheaf public house.[10]


  1. ^ Extracted from Grid Reference Finder
  2. ^ Extracted from "Gedney Drove End", Ordnance Survey map
  3. ^ Historic England. "Norfolk House (1064578)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1419891". PastScape. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1419893". PastScape. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1476126". PastScape. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Gedney Drove End Primitive Methodist chapel", My Primitive Methodists. Retrieved 25 January 2019
  8. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 498123". PastScape. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Former Windmill, Gedney Drove End", Lincs the Past, Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019
  10. ^ Whites Directory of Lincolnshire (1872), pp.739, 740

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