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All Saints' Church, Harmston
Harmston shown within Lincolnshire
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Harmston is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated just west off the A607, and 5 miles (8 km) south from the city and county town of Lincoln. It sits on the Lincoln Cliff overlooking the River Witham valley.
The village is a documented settlement in the Domesday Book. The site of a toft, a settlement of small and relatively closely packed farms, lies towards the western end of Chapel Lane.
Harmston Hall was built as a manor house in 1710 for Sir Charles Thorold, and in 1719 was the home of Sir George Thorold, Lord Mayor of London. In 1930 it became part of a mental health hospital complex, and functioned as the headquarters for the Lincolnshire Joint Board for Mental Defectives. The hospital closed in 1990, the site being redeveloped as a private residence.
Harmston remained a small village until the mid-1990s when the new owner of Harmston Hall, a local property developer, made plans for a housing development at the southern perimeter of the village on the former hospital site. The new housing estate, completed in 2006, brought in new people and has transformed Harmston from an agricultural to a mainly commuter village for workers in nearby Lincoln.
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