Market Place (former A16)
Market Deeping shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||80 mi (130 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||South Holland and The Deepings|
The £10 million 4 miles (6.4 km) long A15 and A16 bypass opened in July 1998, which incorporates a 2.5 miles (4 km) stretch of single and dual-carriageway. The A16 has now moved to the former A1073 from Crowland to Spalding, and the bypass became the A1175 in October 2011.
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The town is part of the South Holland and The Deepings Parliamentary Constituency but is also part of South Kesteven District Council. It sends three district councillors to SKDC which is based in Grantham. It currently has one Conservative and two Independents, although since 1983 it has mostly returned Liberals and Independents. The first Green Party candidate stood in 2007 and was runner-up.
The town and the neighbouring villages of West Deeping and Langtoft form the Market and West Deeping division of Lincolnshire County Council which elects one councillor.
The town elects 15 councillors to form Market Deeping Town Council.
The town is known for its stone buildings dating back to the 17th century, its largely 15th century church dedicated to St. Guthlac and the remains of a market cross.
The town has 2,462 households.
The current mayor is Reg Howard.
On 1 February 1994 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent visited Park Air Electronics on the Northfields Industrial Estate, accompanied by Sir Henry Nevile, then the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire. This company is now called Park Air Systems, owned by Northrop Grumman. Best of British magazine is based on Market Gate. In July 2010 the Eventus Business Centre was opened on the Northfields Industrial Estate, a purpose-built business centre financed through Lincolnshire County Council.
The main secondary school is the Deepings School, in nearby Deeping St. James, an Academy school with a comprehensive intake. It was built as the Deeping County Secondary Modern School in 1958, and became a comprehensive in the mid-1970s. The rest of South Kesteven operates a selective education system. Market Deeping's two primary schools are the Market Deeping William Hildyard CE Primary School and the Market Deeping Community Primary School.
The parish of Market Deeping falls within the Diocese of Lincoln and the town's Anglican church is dedicated to St Guthlac. It is situated on Church Street. The nearby rectory was, until recently, the oldest inhabited rectory in England. The Catholic Church of St Mary and Guthlac on Hereward Way was consecrated in the late 1960s, replacing the nearby Waterton Chapel, a private place of worship in the ownership of a prominent local Catholic family. There is also a Methodist and a Baptist church.
The Deeping Stage Hotel is in Market Place and Old Coach House public house is by the River Welland. Other Deeping pubs are The Vine, The White Horse, The Bull, the Towngate Inn Hotel, the Deeping Stage and The Stone Loach.
Market Deeping is covered by the Sandy Heath transmitter which broadcasts BBC local news service Look East and ITV Anglia, or the Belmont transmitter for BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) and ITV Calendar (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire). There is also reception from the Waltham transmitter which broadcasts BBC East Midlands Today and ITV Central.
Market Deeping's football team is Deeping Rangers F.C., formed in 1964. The local rugby union club is Deepings Rugby Union F.C.; its 1st XV were Champions of Midlands 6 East (South) in 2007. The girls' football team is the Deeping Diamonds F.C. There is also Deepings Swimming Club, Woody Heights skate park in nearby Deeping St James, and a BMX track adjacent to the remains of the original 1980s track, located on the John Eve Playing Field. The Bourne Deeping Hockey Club has recently been formed.
- "Gazetteer of Market Towns in Lincolnshire". The Centre for Metropolitan History. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Best of British
- William Hildyard CE primary school
- "Award: Fish and chip shop scales new heights", Peterborough Evening Telegraph 15 November 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2011
- Peterborough DAB map
- Deepings Rugby Union F.C.
- Deeping Diamonds F.C.
- Deepings Swimming Club
- "Lincolnshire Olympians"; BBC Lincolnshire, 14 August 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2012