Roughton, Lincolnshire

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St.Margaret's church, Roughton, Lincs. - - 95372.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Roughton
Roughton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Area14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)
Population644 (Census 2011)
• Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF241647
• London105 mi (169 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodhall Spa
Postcode districtLN10
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′55″N 0°08′42″W / 53.165390°N 0.14493°W / 53.165390; -0.14493Coordinates: 53°09′55″N 0°08′42″W / 53.165390°N 0.14493°W / 53.165390; -0.14493

Roughton (/ˈrtən/ ROOT-ən) is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Roughton population (including Dalderby and Martin) in 2011 was 644.[1]

The village is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south from Horncastle and near the hamlets of Thornton and Kirkby-on-Bain. Since 1936 the hamlets of Dalderby and Martin have been part of Roughton civil parish.[2]

In the 1086 Domesday Book, Roughton is noted with 11 households, with Lord of the Manor as King William I.[3]

The parish church dates from the 13th century, and is dedicated to Saint Margaret. Built of a "patchwork" of greenstone, limestone and red brick, its construction includes elements from 12th-century Norman to 17th-century brick. It is a Grade II* listed building.[4] The base of a medieval stone cross is in the churchyard; it is both Grade II listed and designated as an ancient scheduled monument.[5][6]

Roughton Hall is a Grade II* listed building dating from the mid-18th century.[7] Until his death in 2018, it was home to Louth and Horncastle MP, and Father of the House, Sir Peter Tapsell.

A primary school in Roughton served the village and the nearby hamlets of Haltham, Dalderby and Martin. It closed in December 1946 following a decline of population.[8]

Roughton Moor Wood on the outskirts of nearby Woodhall Spa is a conservation area consisting of semi-natural woodland; it is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.[9]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to Baumber with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 2,270.[10]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Vision of Britain". Roughton Civil Parish. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Domesday Map". Roughton. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  4. ^ "British Listed Buildings". St Margarets Church, Roughton. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Roughton (352853)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Churchyard cross, St Margaret's churchyard (1010681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Roughton Hall. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Roughton School. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Roughton Moor Wood". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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