Langrick

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Langrick
St.Margaret's Church - geograph.org.uk - 672886.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Langrick
Langrick is located in Lincolnshire
Langrick
Langrick
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF271489
• London105 mi (169 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBoston
Postcode districtPE22
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°01′21″N 0°06′22″W / 53.02247°N 0.106135°W / 53.02247; -0.106135Coordinates: 53°01′21″N 0°06′22″W / 53.02247°N 0.106135°W / 53.02247; -0.106135

Langrick is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Langriville, and on the B1192 road, 5 miles (8 km) north-west from Boston. The village lies in the Lincolnshire Fens, and less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east from the River Witham.

History[edit]

The name Langrick appears to come from "Long Creek"[1] and is at the very southern edge of Wildmore Fen, in an area which was once the manor of Armtree, in the parish of Coningsby.[2] It was once the site of a hermitage belonging to Kirkstead Abbey. When Langrick and Langriville were enclosed in 1812 there was not a single house existing.[3] Langrick's importance was that it was the site of a ferry crossing over the River Witham,[3] reputedly built by Robert Dymoke.[2] The river was straightened in 1833.[3]

A steel bridge, still in use, was built in the southern neighbouring settlement of Langrick Ferry in 1909, replacing a previous ferry over the Witham.[3]

Church[edit]

Saint Margaret of Scotland Church was built in 1828,[3] probably by Jeptha Pacey, but was not dedicated until 20 April 1922.[4] It is a Grade II listed building and was restored and altered in 1885.[5] The registers of births and deaths date from 1831, and those of marriages from 1837.[4] The church was restored again and redecorated in 1935, and further work was carried out in 1968.[4]

Today, the church forms part of the Brothertoft Group, in the Diocese of Lincoln, also known as 'Five in the Fen', which also includes:[6]

Railway station[edit]

Langrick railway station was on the now dismantled Great Northern Railway railway line between Lincoln and Boston.[3] A cafe stands on the site of the station master's house and booking office.[7]

The Water Rail Way follows the route of the old dismantled railway line from Lincoln to Boston and can be joined at Langrick.[8]

Near the site of the old railway line is the Ferry Boat Inn public house.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pishey Thompson (1856). The History & Antiquities of Boston. Longman & Co. p. 360. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pishey Thompson (1856). The History & Antiquities of Boston. Longman & Co. p. 622. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Boston UK". Langrick. Visitor uk.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Langriville Parish Council Website". Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Margaret, Langrick (1359725)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  6. ^ "A Church Near You". A Church Near You. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Langrick". Disused Stations. Subterranea Brittanica. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Water Rail Way". Sustrans Org. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Ferry Boat Inn". Information Britain. Retrieved 24 August 2011.

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