Martin, Lincolnshire

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Holy Trinity Church, Martin
Martin is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population866 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF121599
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
Dialling code01526
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°07′28″N 0°19′31″W / 53.124526°N 0.325391°W / 53.124526; -0.325391Coordinates: 53°07′28″N 0°19′31″W / 53.124526°N 0.325391°W / 53.124526; -0.325391

Martin is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 866.[1] It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from Woodhall Spa and 3 miles (5 km) east from Metheringham. The village of Timberland is just to the south.

The village is on the western edge of the fen through which the River Witham runs. Martin Moor is drained area to the east of the village, where there is a golf course and a koi carp farm.

Martin has a Primary School and a church. The public house is the Royal Oak. The village shop also serves as the Martin Post Office. A small reservoir lies 700 yards (640 m) north-east from the village.


The name Martin is Old English mere+tun for "farmstead near a pool". In the 12th century, the village name is recorded as Martona. It is also often listed as Merton in older records, reflecting Old English origins of the name. The Fynes family, a cadet branch of the Earls of Lincoln, were seated at White Hall, or Martin Grange, until the 18th century.[2]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National statistics. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
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