Roughton, Lincolnshire

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St Margaret's Church, Roughton
Roughton is located in Lincolnshire
 Roughton shown within Lincolnshire
Area  14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)
Population 644 (Census 2011)
   – density  46/km2 (120/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF241647
   – London 105 mi (169 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodhall Spa
Postcode district LN10
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places

Coordinates: 53°09′55″N 0°08′42″W / 53.165390°N 0.14493°W / 53.165390; -0.14493

Roughton /ˈrtən/ is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Roughton population 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]

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 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". Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vision of Britain". Roughton Civil Parish. University of Portsmouth. 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. ^ "Ancient Monuments". Roughton. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  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. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

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