Holy Trinity Church, Martin
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|• London||110 mi (180 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Martin is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 866. 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.
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.
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