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St.John the Baptist's church, Scampton, Lincs. - - 89178.jpg
Church of St John the Baptist, Scampton
Scampton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population1,358 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK949793
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
  • Scampton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN1
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°18′08″N 0°34′36″W / 53.302210°N 0.57668°W / 53.302210; -0.57668Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 0°34′36″W / 53.302210°N 0.57668°W / 53.302210; -0.57668

Scampton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish including Brampton and Broadholme at the 2011 census was 1,358.[1] It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) north from Lincoln, 10 miles (16.1 km) south-east from Gainsborough, and west from the A15 road.

Dambusters Inn

In the civil parish, between the village and the A15, is RAF Scampton. The airfield first opened in 1916 as Home Defence Flight Station Brattleby, becoming Scampton the following year, and then closing in 1919; it re-opened in 1936 as RAF Scampton.[2]

The Dambusters Inn on High Street contains RAF and Second World War memorabilia.[3]

Scampton church of St John the Baptist is mainly 18th century with parts from the 17th century. In its churchyard are buried many service war dead, 64 British Commonwealth and 8 German.[4]

The village school is Scampton Church of England Primary School, which dates from 1870.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  2. ^ "RAF Scampton". Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Dambusters pub back in business"; Retrieved 21 May 2012
  4. ^ "Commonwealth War Graves Commission"; Commonwealth War Graves retrieved 18 April 2013

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