Gosberton Clough

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Gosberton Clough
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Methodist Church, Gosberton Clough
Gosberton Clough is located in Lincolnshire
Gosberton Clough
Gosberton Clough
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF201297
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE11
Dialling code01775
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′07″N 0°13′00″W / 52.8520°N 0.216583°W / 52.8520; -0.216583Coordinates: 52°51′07″N 0°13′00″W / 52.8520°N 0.216583°W / 52.8520; -0.216583

Gosberton Clough is a village in the civil parish of Gosberton and the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is 30 miles (50 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln, 5 miles (8 km) north from the nearest large town of Spalding, and 3 miles (5 km) west-southwest from parish village of Gosberton.[1][2]

Gosberton Clough and the village Risegate to the east are conjoined as a 2 miles (3 km) linear settlement on the east to west B1397 road which runs along the south side of Risegate Eau (drain). Within Gosberton Clough the B1397 is named 'Clough Road', and in Risegate, 'Risegate Road', the villages separated at a bridge over the Risegate Eau at the junction with Chesboule Lane, running north, and Beach Lane, running south. The B1397 and the village is mirrored at the north of Risegate Eau by the parallel 'Siltside' (road). The Risegate Eau starts 2 miles (3 km) west at the South Forty-Foot Drain, then flows through the village, and reaches the River Welland at the Risegate Outfall sluice in Algarkirk Marsh, 7 miles (11 km) to the east. The north to south Hammond Beck intersects Risegate Eau at the west of the village, alongside of which is Beck Bank (road).[1][2][3]

Amenities, facilities and businesses include, on Clough Rd, Gosberton Clough & Risegate County Primary School (built in 1878 for 200 children[4]), and a small business park with tyre sales and timber sales outlets, a transport company, and a warehousing facility. A further transport company for mini-buses, taxis and Light Haulage is at the west of the village. There is also the Parish Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh with its church hall, and a former Primitive Methodist chapel.[5] On Siltside are two village farms, a motorsports' shop, and, at the west end of Siltside where the road turns north to become Beck Bank, the Centenary Methodist Church.[1][2]

Gosberton Clough is connected by bus to Gosberton, Quadring and Spalding.[6]

In 1872 Gosberton Clough was described as containing a mission room, which was built in 1858 and enlarged in 1861. The only trade listed at the time was a blacksmith.[7]


The Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh

The Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh, dating to 1902, was built by William Bucknall and Ninian Comper, and was Grade II listed in 1988 being described as a chapel of ease. Its construction is of timber framing on a brick plinth. It comprises a nave with bellcote, a chancel, vestry and south porch. A restoration of the church was begun in 2001.[8][9]

In the church are four gilded wooden angels, carved and donated by Belgian refugees during World War I. Their restoration, by Will Kirk, was shown in an episode of the BBC Television programme The Repair Shop in April 2020.[10][11][12]

At the south of Gosberton Clough on Beck Bank is 'Bank House', of two-storey and five bays, Grade II listed as c.1830 with some 20th-century alterations. At the time of listing in 1988 it was an old people's home.[13]

A further Grade II property is Rigbolt House on Beck Bank 1 mile (1.6 km) south from the village. The house dates to the 16th century, with alterations in the 18th, 19th and 20th. The current house is mid-Georgian of two-storeys and three bays in T-plan, and of red brick laid in Flemish bond, with slate roof. The house was formerly a moated cell of the Gilbertine Order.[14][15] Rigbolt House is today part of a farm; in the 19th-century was part of a then Gosberton hamlet of Rigbolt.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Extracted from "Gosberton Clough", Grid Reference Finder (uses Ordnance Survey National Grid). Retrieved 7 February 2019
  2. ^ a b c Extracted from "Gosberton Clough", GetOutside, Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 7 February 2019
  3. ^ The London Gazette 1 November 1845, p.4340. Retrieved 7 February 2019
  4. ^ "Schools", Gosberton in Genuki. Retrieved 7February 2019
  5. ^ "Gooberton (Gosberton) Clough Primitive Methodist chapel", My Primitive Methodists. Retrieved 7 February 2019
  6. ^ "Gosberton Clough", Bus Times. Retrieved 7 February 2019
  7. ^ a b White’s History, Gazeteer and Directory of Lincolnshire (1872), p.795, 796
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh (1146623)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  9. ^ "St Gilbert & St Hugh Church", Gosberton, Quadring & District Community Website. Retrieved 7 February 2019
  10. ^ "Gosberton Clough 'Angels' to be on BBC1's The Repair Shop TONIGHT!". Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  11. ^ "TV's The Repair Shop breathes new life into Gosberton Clough's historic carved angels". Spalding Today. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Series 6, Episode 5". The Repair Shop. Series 6. Episode 5. 15 April 2020. BBC Television. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Bank House (1064464)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Rigbolt House (1064459)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  15. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John: The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press, p. 312. ISBN 0300096208

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