Riseholme College

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Riseholme College
Riseholme Hall, near Lincoln - geograph.org.uk - 47263.jpg
Type Further and higher education agricultural science college
Established 1949
Administrative staff
Students 757
Undergraduates 750
Postgraduates 7
Location Riseholme, United Kingdom
Campus Riseholme Park and Hollbeach
Website www.bishopburton.ac.uk/riseholmecollege

Riseholme College is a rural science college of Further and Higher Education in Lincolnshire.

It is a part of Bishop Burton College and is based at Riseholme near Lincoln, with a smaller campus at Holbeach in southern Lincolnshire. Its third campus at Caythorpe Court near Grantham closed in September 2002.

It was known as the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture before being renamed in 2007.


The school began life as Riseholme Farm Institute in 1949, becoming, in 1966, the Lindsey College of Agriculture. In 1980, the Lindsey college merged with its counterparts in the parts of Holland and Kesteven, and the combined county-wide college of agriculture was taken over by De Montfort University in 1994, before transferring to the University of Lincoln in 2001.


The college is a Centre of Vocational Excellence for land-based business and environmental management. Courses include animal management, equine science, forestry and arboriculture, and horticultural studies. The Holbeach campus is itself a CoVE, in food manufacturing technology.

Riseholme Park College[edit]

Riseholme Park is the University of Lincoln's agricultural campus housing live stock along with regular household pets, exotics and equines. The campus is situated in the surrounding rural country side just a few miles off Lincoln city centre and boasts three separate halls of residence, a student bar and extensive equine, agricultural, horticultural and animal learning facilities.

The picturesque Old Hall, positioned in front of the lake and completed in 1744 could be described as the landmark of the 200 hectare grounds of both broadleaf woodland and agricultural land.

The Equine Unit[edit]

The Equine unit was opened in 2002 and its facilities include two indoor American barns housing up to 30 horses, two outdoor arenas, an indoor arena, horse walker, AI facilities, Tread Mill and a DIY yard for students. The campus also has a successful Cleveland Bay breeding programme their main stallion being their own home bred Lindon Principle whom two of the Queens mares have been put in foal to.

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Coordinates: 53°16′07″N 0°31′33″W / 53.2686°N 0.5257°W / 53.2686; -0.5257