Gedney Hill

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Gedney Hill
Gedney Hill Mill.jpg
Gedney Hill tower mill
Gedney Hill is located in Lincolnshire
Gedney Hill
Gedney Hill
Location within Lincolnshire
Population737 2011 Census[1]
OS grid referenceTF3311
• London80 mi (130 km) S
Unitary authority
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE12
Dialling code01406
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°40′N 0°01′W / 52.67°N 0.01°W / 52.67; -0.01Coordinates: 52°40′N 0°01′W / 52.67°N 0.01°W / 52.67; -0.01
Holy Trinity church, Gedney Hill

Gedney Hill is a village and civil parish South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 737. It is situated close to the border of Cambridgeshire, and approximately 9 miles (14 km) south-east from Spalding, 8 miles (13 km) west from Wisbech and 9 miles south from Holbeach.[2]


The name Gedney is from the Old English 'gaeda+eg', or "island of Gaeda".[3]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory noted the existence of an 1859-60 built school, endowed with church lands and holding 100 pupils, agricultural production of wheat, oats, potatoes and beans, and the French Drove railway station.[4]

The French Drove and Gedney Hill railway station on the branch line between Postland and Murrow closed in 1964. The line was part of the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway.[5]

Gedney Hill Golf Club, designed by Charles Britton in 1989, has a 5257-yard parkland course of 18 holes.[6]

Gedney Hill Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.[7] Dating from the late 14th century, it was heavily restored in 1874-75 by James Fowler. The restoration included the entire rebuilding of the outer walls. The arcades are supported by octagonal oak piers, and the roof by Perpendicular-style tie-beams. The stained glass east window is by Ward and Hughes.[8][9] At the south of the churchyard, which also contains war graves of two airmen of the Second World War,[10] is a listed 15th-century cross, restored in 1918.[11]

The ecclesiastical parish of Gedney Hill is part of the Whaplode Drove Group of the Deanery of Elloe East. The 2013 incumbent is The Revd R J Morrison.[12]

Further Grade II listed buildings are Gedney Hill Mill,[13][14] and the Red Lion public house.[15]

Gedney Hill CE primary school is a Voluntary controlled Church of England school. The current (2013) Headteacher is Mrs A Buddle. The school's 2010 Ofsted inspection found it to be Grade 2 (Good) for "overall effectiveness".[16] The 2010 Diocese report stated that the school was "good" in its distinctiveness and effectiveness, leadership and management, and at meeting the needs of learners, with strengths in spiritual development and collective worship.[17][18]

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Parish Council web site". Lincolnshire County council. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. Oxford dictionary of British Placenames (2003 ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9.
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 414
  5. ^ Historic England. "French Drove and Gedney Hill Station (507009)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Gedney Hill Golf Club", Retrieved 24 June 2013
  7. ^ Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity (1146771)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  8. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 136; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  9. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 537; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  10. ^ CWGC , War Graves:Cemetery Reportdetails from casualty record.
  11. ^ Historic England. "Cross, approximately 4 metres to south of church (1064525)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Gedney Hill P C C" Archived 14 April 2013 at, Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 4 March 2013
  13. ^ Historic England. "Gedney Hill Mill (1146795)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Gedney Hill Mill (498122)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  15. ^ Historic England. "The Red Lion Public House (1359240)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  16. ^ "The Gedney Hill Church of England VC Primary School", Ofsted report, November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011
  17. ^ "Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools - report on school" (PDF). National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  18. ^ National Society for Promoting Religious Education

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