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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Gosberton
Gosberton shown within Lincolnshire
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Gosberton is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 9 miles (14.5 km) south-west from Boston, 6 miles (10 km) north from Spalding and 8.5 miles (14 km) north-west from Holbeach. The parish includes the hamlets of Gosberton Clough and Gosberton Risegate. The population of Gosberton is approximately 2500, increasing to 2,958 at the census 2011.
The village was skirted by the A16 road but has been bypassed and sits on the crossroads of the B1397 (Dowsby to Boston road) and the A152 (Donington to Surfleet road). The Peterborough to Lincoln railway line crosses the B1397, at a level crossing in Risegate, and passes through the hamlet of Westhorpe further north. On this line, when known as the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway, was a railway station.
The parish church of Gosberton is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, and is under the Diocese of Lincoln. Gosberton Clough's wooden church is dedicated to St Gilbert and St Hugh. These two churches and that at Quadring are in the same Group, based in Gosberton.
The Baptist Church in Gosberton was founded in 1666, a time when non-conformist Christians had no protection from the law and, like John Bunyan, could be imprisoned for their faith. Worship takes place in the original 17th-century meeting house.
The main village occupation is farming, although many commute to surrounding areas and the towns of Spalding and Boston.
Gosberton House School is for children with learning difficulties.
Public houses within the parish are the Black Horse Inn and Five Bells Inn in Risegate, and the Duke of York, Bell Inn, Crown Inn and Five Bells in Gosberton.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Media related to Gosberton at Wikimedia Commons
- Gosberton Primary school
- Clough & Risegate Community Primary school
- Gosberton House school
- Boston Road Brick Pits
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