High Toynton

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High Toynton
St.John the Baptist's church, High Toynton, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 76173.jpg
Church of St John the Baptist, High Toynton
High Toynton is located in Lincolnshire
High Toynton
High Toynton
High Toynton shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF284699
• London 115 mi (185 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Horncastle
Postcode district LN9
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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LincolnshireCoordinates: 53°12′39″N 0°04′43″W / 53.210760°N 0.07873°W / 53.210760; -0.07873

High Toynton is a village and civil parish[1][2] in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east from the town of Horncastle, and in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

High Toynton is one of the Thankful Villages that did not suffer fatalities during the First World War.[3]

Around the village has been found evidence of Medieval, Roman or earlier Neolithic and Bronze Age occupation.[4][5][6][7]

In 1885 Kelly's noted the existence of a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1840. The Lord of the Manor was James Banks Stanhope DL JP of Revesby Abbey. High Toynton covered an area of 1,054 acres (4.27 km2) with chief agricultural production of wheat, barley, oats, seeds and turnips, and an 1881 population of 133.[8]

The parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, was rebuilt in 1872 of greenstone by Ewan Christian, who reused 12th-century fragments from the previous church erected in 1779. It is a Grade II listed building.[2][9]

There are two Grade II listed thatched dwellings in High Toynton: an 18th-century mud and stud cottage,[10] and a similar red-brick-encased house.[11]


  1. ^ "High Toynton", Genuki.com. Retrieved 24 October 2011
  2. ^ a b "High Toynton Lincolnshire", A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 24 October 2011
  3. ^ "High Toynton Thankful Village". Thankful Villages. Norman Thorpe, Rod Morris and Tom Morgan. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "High Toynton (1051062)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 893126". PastScape. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1377095". PastScape. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 352757". PastScape. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 690
  9. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John the Baptist, High Toynton (1062998)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Historic England. "Thatched Cottage (1168167)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Historic England. "Thatched House (1360003)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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