Great Sturton

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Great Sturton
All Saints' church, Great Sturton - - 187089.jpg
All Saints' Church, Great Sturton
Great Sturton is located in Lincolnshire
Great Sturton
Great Sturton
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF215767
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorncastle
Postcode districtLN9
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°16′24″N 0°10′42″W / 53.273426°N 0.178396°W / 53.273426; -0.178396Coordinates: 53°16′24″N 0°10′42″W / 53.273426°N 0.178396°W / 53.273426; -0.178396

Great Sturton is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) from the market town of Horncastle.

The hamlet has twelve houses and fewer than 40 residents.[citation needed] Neighbouring villages are Sotby, Baumber , Hatton and Ranby.

Great Sturton church is dedicated to All Saints,[1] and is a Grade II* listed building dating from the 11th century. It was restored in 1904 by T. J. Micklethwaite.[2]

Both a middle and a late Bronze Age spearhead were found at Great Sturton.[3][4]

There are two deserted medieval villages (DMV) listed for Great Sturton; one was Sudtone,[5] the other the hamlet of Lowthorpe.[6]

Sturton Hall[edit]

The first Sturton Hall is a Grade II listed ruin. The house was deserted in 1810 when the Livesey family bought the manor and built a new Hall in Sturton Park.[7][8] The Manor, with neighbouring Baumber, once belonged to Thomas Dighton whose daughter and Heiress married Edward Clinton, the second son of the first Earl Of Lincoln, whose successors were the Dukes of Newcastle. These estates remained in the family until they were sold to Thomas Livesey of Blackburn, Lancashire.[8]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 352932". PastScape. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  2. ^ "British Listed Buildings". All Saints Great Sturton. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Lincs to the Past". MBA Bronze Spearhead MLI40310. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Lincs to the Past". LBA spearhead - MLI83375. Lincvolnshire Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Lincs to the Past". DMV Sudtone MLI 40312. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Lincs to the Past". DMH Lowthorpe. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  7. ^ "British Listed Buildings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  8. ^ a b Saunders, J (1834). History of the County of Lincoln from the earliest period to the present time. Retrieved 4 May 2011.

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