Church of St Thomas, North Willingham
|OS grid reference|
|• London||130 mi (210 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Market Rasen|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
North Willingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Sixhills) was 181 at the 2011 census. It is situated 3.5 miles (6 km) east from the town of Market Rasen on the A631 road between Market Rasen and Louth.
The parish church is dedicated to Saint Thomas the Apostle and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 14th century, with later additions and alterations and an 1896 interior restoration. It contains a 19th-century octagonal font. Built into the west wall of the nave is the head of a 13th-century grave slab, and in the chancel two freestanding crosses brought from Palestine after the First World War.
Jessie Boucherett was a campaigner for women's rights. Daughter of Ayscough (sometimes Ayscoghe) Boucherett, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, she was born at Willingham House in 1825 and died there in 1905, being buried at St Thomas church. The house was built in 1790 for the Boucherett family.
During the Second World War Willingham House became Camp 256, a Prisoner of War work camp. It held German prisoners who worked as labourers in the local area. Willingham House was demolished in 1976.
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