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All Saints Harmston.jpg
All Saints' Church, Harmston
Harmston is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK9762
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN5
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°08′57″N 0°32′45″W / 53.1492°N 0.5457°W / 53.1492; -0.5457Coordinates: 53°08′57″N 0°32′45″W / 53.1492°N 0.5457°W / 53.1492; -0.5457

Harmston is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] 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.[2] The site of a toft, a settlement of small and relatively closely packed farms, lies towards the western end of Chapel Lane.[3]

Harmston Hall was built as a manor house, totalling 20,800 square feet (1,930 m2), 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 1989, the site being redeveloped as a private residence.[3]

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.[3]


Harmston Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The village public house, The Thorold Arms, is situated close to the church.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 121 Lincoln & Newark-on-Trent (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319229422.
  2. ^ Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Doomsday: Harmston". www.opendomesday.org. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Harmston History" (PDF). parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Harmston at Wikimedia Commons