Moortown, Lincolnshire

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Moortown
Moorton railway station 3394299.jpg
Moortown railway station
Moortown is located in Lincolnshire
Moortown
Moortown
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF071991
• London140 mi (230 km) S
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN7
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53°28′43″N 0°23′13″W / 53.478595°N 0.387°W / 53.478595; -0.387Coordinates: 53°28′43″N 0°23′13″W / 53.478595°N 0.387°W / 53.478595; -0.387

Moortown is a hamlet in the civil parish of South Kelsey, and in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is at the crossroads of the B1205 and B1434 roads, 3 miles (5 km) south-west from Caistor, 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Brigg and 14 miles (23 km) west from Grimsby.[1] The population is included in the civil parish of South Kelsey.[2]

The nearest primary school is in North Kelsey and the nearest secondary schools are in Caistor. Moortown has a public house, The Skipworth Arms, a campsite, bus shelter, and a letterbox.

Previously there was a Victorian railway station (opposite the Skipworth Arms) from which trains to Lincoln and Grimsby ran. There are weekday bus services to Brigg and Scunthorpe.

Golden Jubilee[edit]

In 2002 village residents marked the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. There was a Jubilee Day event and a permanent memorial constructed, the latter a decorative sign with brass plaque adjacent to an existing Silver Jubilee bench.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 112 Scunthorpe & Gainsborough (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229361.
  2. ^ http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/SouthKelseyandMoortown/

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Moortown at Wikimedia Commons