Northorpe, West Lindsey

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Northorpe
St.John the Baptist's church, Northorpe, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 47888.jpg
Church of St John the Baptist, Northorpe
Northorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Northorpe
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Northorpe shown within Lincolnshire
Population 126 (2011)
OS grid reference SK894971
• London 140 mi (230 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gainsborough
Postcode district DN21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Lincolnshire
53°27′49″N 0°39′13″W / 53.463606°N 0.653493°W / 53.463606; -0.653493Coordinates: 53°27′49″N 0°39′13″W / 53.463606°N 0.653493°W / 53.463606; -0.653493

Northorpe is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 8 miles (13 km) north-east from the town of Gainsborough. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 126.[1]

Today the parish includes the deserted medieval village and former civil parish of Southorpe, whose population declined during the 15th century, and the church, dedicated to Saint Martin, which was pulled down in the early 16th century.[2] Southorpe existed as a separate civil parish from 1858 to 1932, when it was abolished to enlarge that of Northorpe.[3] The site of Southorpe is a scheduled monument.[4]

It is possible both villages existed at the time of Domesday Book of 1086, as the village of "Torp" is listed five times, and includes a total population of 40 households.[5]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and is a Grade I listed building built of limestone and dating from the 12th century with later additions and a restoration of 1905. There are several 17th-century monuments in the church to the Monson family.[6]

Northorpe school - now the village hall

At one time the churchyard was said to be haunted by an example of the Black Dog apparition, by the name of the Bargest.[7][8]

Northorpe village hall is a Grade II listed former National school with datestone of 1846.[9] It opened as a school in 1848 and closed in 1932 as Northorpe CE School.[10]

Northorpe railway station opened in 1848 and closed in 1964.[11]

Northorpe has two Halls: the timber-framed Northorpe Old Hall is a Grade II listed ruin dating from the 16th century,[12] and Northorpe Hall is a Grade II listed limestone and yellow brick built house dating from 1872.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Southorpe DMV (324988)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Southorpe Civil Parish". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Southorpe DMV (1016794)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Torp (Northorpe) in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "St John the Baptist, Northorpe (1165812)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist, Northorpe". Mysterious Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Howlet, England. "Sacrificial Foundations.". Ecclesiastical Curiosities. Project Gutenburgh. p. 32. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Northorpe Village Hall (1064173)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Northorpe CE School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Historic England. "Northorpe railway station (507056)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Historic England. "Northorpe Old Hall (1165840)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Historic England. "Northorpe Hall (1064174)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

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