Pointon

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Pointon
Millthorpe crossroads, Pointon, Lincs - geograph.org.uk - 215128.jpg
Millthorpe crossroads, Pointon
Pointon is located in Lincolnshire
Pointon
Pointon
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF117318
• London95 mi (153 km) S
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District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyLincolnshire
Post townSleaford
Postcode districtNG34
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52°52′21″N 0°20′30″W / 52.872618°N 0.341646°W / 52.872618; -0.341646Coordinates: 52°52′21″N 0°20′30″W / 52.872618°N 0.341646°W / 52.872618; -0.341646

Pointon is a small village situated 7 miles (11.3 km) north of Bourne, in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Pointon and Sempringham which had a 2001 population of 507.[1] The majority of the parish's population live in Pointon.[citation needed]

Christchurch, Pointon

Pointon is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Pointon and Sempringham. Christchurch, in Pinfold Lane, Pointon, is a 'tin tabernacle' of wood and corrugated iron;[2] it was erected in 1893 as a chapel of ease. The parish church, dedicated to Saint Andrew, is in Sempringham.[3] In 1885, a Kelly's Directory noted Pointon as being in the then parish of Sempringham-cum-Pointon and Birthorpe, with St Andrew's church "situated on an eminence, overlooking the Fen district, about half a mile from any residence now existing".[4] A 1916 Lincolnshire guidebook noted: "The parish church (St Andrew) stands on a hill nearly 1 m. from its principal hamlet of Pointon".[5]

St Gilbert of Sempringham C of E Primary School, on West Road,[6] dates from 1863.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pointon and Sempringham". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Christchurch, Pointon". Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Andrews Church, Pointon (1241280)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 619
  5. ^ Cox, J. Charles (2nd ed. 1924) Lincolnshire p. 266; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  6. ^ "The St Gilbert of Sempringham Church of England Primary School, Pointon". Ofsted.

External links[edit]

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