New Bolingbroke

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New Bolingbroke
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St Peter's Church, New Bolingbroke
New Bolingbroke is located in Lincolnshire
New Bolingbroke
New Bolingbroke
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF308580
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBoston
Postcode districtPE22
PoliceLincolnshire
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UK
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53°06′13″N 0°02′51″W / 53.103713°N 0.047491°W / 53.103713; -0.047491Coordinates: 53°06′13″N 0°02′51″W / 53.103713°N 0.047491°W / 53.103713; -0.047491

New Bolingbroke is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated in the Lincolnshire Fens, and is about 6 miles (10 km) east from Coningsby. The village was established by John Parkinson, who was a steward to Sir Joseph Banks.[1] It is in the civil parish of Carrington.

Landmarks[edit]

Built in the 1820s, the village hall continues to be called the Town Hall, the name it was given when John Parkinson established New Bolingbroke with the aspiration of it becoming a market town.[2] It is a Grade II listed building.[3]

New Bolingbroke Church, dedicated to St Peter, was built in 1854 by Samuel Sanders Teulon.[4] It is a Grade II listed building.[5]

The Crescent, a curved line of red-brick shops and houses, was built in 1823 by John Parkinson to house the workers of his weaving factory; the houses are now all privately owned.[6] The Crescent is Grade II listed.[7]

New Bolingbroke had two working windmills. One, Rundles Mill, is Grade II Listed and dates from the mid-19th century, and has been disused since at least 1906.[8] Made of red brick, it is a tower mill.[9] The other, Watkinsons Mill, dates from 1821 and is also Grade II listed.[10] It was working until 1944 when the weather beam broke. It continued with an engine for a time, but today only the stump remains, which is used as a store.[11]

New Bolingbroke railway station was sited here.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorold, Henry; Yates, Jack (1965). A Shell Guide To Lincolnshire. Faber & Faber Ltd. p. 32.
  2. ^ "New Bolingbroke Town Hall". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Village Hall, Carrington". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Church of St Peter, New Bolingbroke, Carrington". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Church of St Peter, Carrington". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  6. ^ "The Crescent, New Bolingbroke". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  7. ^ "The Crescent, New Bolingbroke". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Rundle's Mill, New Bolingbroke, Carrington". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Old Windmill, Carrington". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Windmill Next Watkinson's Bridge, Carrington". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Watkinson's Mill, New Bolingbroke, Carrington". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  12. ^ "New Bolingbroke". Disused Stations site record. Disused Stations. Retrieved 16 May 2011.

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