Ingham, Lincolnshire

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Ingham
All Saints Church, Ingham.jpg
All Saints' Church, Ingham
Ingham is located in Lincolnshire
Ingham
Ingham
Location within Lincolnshire
Population857 (2001)
OS grid referenceSK947834
• London125 mi (201 km) S
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLINCOLN
Postcode districtLN1
Dialling code01522
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53°20′20″N 0°34′37″W / 53.339°N 0.577°W / 53.339; -0.577Coordinates: 53°20′20″N 0°34′37″W / 53.339°N 0.577°W / 53.339; -0.577

Ingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

Ingham is written in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Ingeham".[1][2] Possible etymologies are "homestead or village of a man called Inga" or "home of the Inguiones" (an ancient Germanic tribe).[citation needed] . Ingham also had an RAF airfield located near the village called RAF Station Ingham during the Second World War (WW2/WWII)

Geography[edit]

Ingham is situated 7 miles (11 km) geographically north from the centre of Lincoln, and on the B1398 road, which runs parallel to the main A15 (Ermine Street).

View towards the River Trent near the B1398

The parish boundary borders with Fillingham two field widths to the north. It follows the hedge line and a small drain eastwards to Middle Street (B1398), which it follows to the south for 110 yards (100 m), then follows the southern edge of Hare's Wood eastwards, north of Park Farm; the airfield is still there. This is the site of the former RAF Ingham. It follows the southern edge of a small wood at Ancholme Head (in Fillingham), the source of the River Ancholme just west of the A15. It meets West Firsby at the A15 (Ermine Street) which it follows to the south, and meets Spridlington.

North of the curve in the A15, it follows Ingham Lane to the west. It crosses Middle Street at Ingham Cliff, near Ingham Cliff Farm, where there is a weather radar station. To the north along the B1398 is the Windmill public house in the neighbouring parish of Spridlington. The boundary follows the B1398 down Lincoln Cliff, over the crossroads along the road to where it crosses a small drain. It follows the drain northwards past Coates Gorse. To the west is Stow and the Vale of Trent (Trent Valley).

RAF Ingham[edit]

In the Second World War the village became home to RAF Ingham, a satellite airfield of the Royal Air Force base at Hemswell. Ingham consisted of three grass runways, and three Polish squadrons (including No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron) from 1st Polish Wing were based here, joined later by No. 199 Squadron RAF. In 1944 it was renamed RAF Cammeringham. The station effectively became unusable by 1945 as the short grass runways had deteriorated. After the war, demobilised Polish aircrew lived here.

Amenities[edit]

Entering Ingham from the east

The parish church, on Church Hill at the east of the village, is dedicated to All Saints. Just to the west of All Saints is a Methodist church. Ingham Primary School is at the south of the village green next to the village hall, and on the opposite side of the green is a small village store. The two village public houses are the Black Horse[3] and the Inn on the Green.[4] A self-catering vacation establishment is near the Inn on the Green.

Within the parish at the north-east of the village, and on opposite sides of the B1398 road, is a distribution centre (on the former airfield) for an outdoor toy manufacturer and a rescue and boarding kennels. A centre dedicated to the retired RAF Station is open to the public on Sunday mornings; it has a small cafe and includes information on the Ingham's history. A bed and breakfast establishment is at the south from the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Documents Online: Ingham", Folio: 356v, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 16 December 2011
  2. ^ "Ingham" Archived 26 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2011
  3. ^ "Black Horse", Geograph
  4. ^ "Inn on the Green", Flickr.com. 16 December 2011

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