Rand, Lincolnshire

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Rand
County Bridge near Rand - geograph.org.uk - 330003.jpg
A bridge near Rand
Rand is located in Lincolnshire
Rand
Rand
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF106788
• London125 mi (201 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARKET RASEN
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°17′43″N 0°20′36″W / 53.2952°N 0.3433°W / 53.2952; -0.3433Coordinates: 53°17′43″N 0°20′36″W / 53.2952°N 0.3433°W / 53.2952; -0.3433

Rand is a small village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east from the city of Lincoln and approximately 2 miles (3 km) west from Wragby, and near the A158 road from Lincoln to Skegness. The nearest large town is Market Rasen, about 5 miles (8 km) north-east. The village is 87 feet (27 m) above sea level. The population is listed under Goltho.

Rand was the home of the father of the 17th-century English writer James Harrington.

History[edit]

The name derives from the Old English "Rand", meaning "a place at the border or edge". It is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Rande".[citation needed]

James Harrington (or Harington), the author of Oceana, born 1611 in Upton, Northamptonshire, was the eldest son of Sir Sapcote(s) Harrington of Rand (died 1629), and great-nephew of the first Lord Harington of Exton (died 1615).[citation needed]

Community[edit]

The village church is dedicated to St Oswald,[1] which contains a memorial to Sir Vincent Fulnetby (died early 17th century) and his ancestors. The name "Fulnetby", or "Fulnery" in some old records, derives from Old Scandinavian "full+nautr+by" meaning "village of one who has a full share". It appeares in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Fulnedebi".[2]

The existing church building dates from the 14th century. It also contains a monument to the Harrington family. A church probably existed here by 1241, and perhaps earlier. The existing building is thought[by whom?] to be at least the third church built at Rand.[citation needed]

The nearest school is in Wragby.

The regional-based civil engineering company UCS Civils, part of the Rand Group of Companies of companies, is based in Rand.[citation needed]

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